Philadelphia Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers Protect the Rights of the Elderly
Nursing homes have a responsibility to provide quality care
The decision to put a loved one into a nursing home or other care facility is never easy. But once the decision is made, our attention turns to finding an organization that provides the necessary care our loved ones deserve. We rely on the chosen facility to fulfill the needs of our loved ones, and trust in the staff to treat their patients with dignity and respect at all times. And our trust is justified. Nursing homes and similar care facilities have a duty of care to residents. If this duty remains unfulfilled, our loved ones can find themselves in a dangerous and unhealthy condition.
If your loved one suffers abuse or neglect in a nursing home, call our dedicated attorneys today. At McCann & Wall, our Philadelphia nursing home abuse lawyers represent nursing home residents throughout Pennsylvania, Delaware and New Jersey. We focus dedicated attention to your case and ceaselessly work to ensure responsible parties pay for the harm they have caused.
Do nursing homes really provide the care they should?
There are over 16,000 nursing homes and another 52,000 long-term care facilities in the United States. While many of these facilities take their responsibilities seriously, a considerable number do not. Almost a third have been cited for violating federal standards designed to prevent harm to residents. Nearly 10 percent had incidents that resulted in actual harm.
Federal statistics based on surveys are shocking and shameful:
- Abuse: 44 percent of the patients said they had suffered abuse.
- Physical assault: 17 percent of certified nursing assistants reportedly pushed, shoved, or grabbed a nursing home resident.
- Verbal assault: Over half of residents said they were yelled at, and almost a quarter indicated they were insulted or sworn at.
- General neglect: 95 percent stated they had been being neglected or witnessed the neglect of others.
Actual complaints filed with regulators against nursing homes include:
- Abuse from other residents
- Financial exploitation
- Gross neglect
- Physical assault
- Psychological abuse
- Sexual crimes
We can help with any of the abuses listed above, as well as these other common situations at nursing homes and facilities:
- Denial of basic needs
- Failure to diagnose medical conditions
- Medication errors
- Negligent security
- Wandering off of a loved one
Nursing home abuse is not a historical problem—it continues today. Just recently, the Pennsylvania attorney general filed a legal action against a large nursing home chain with 14 locations in this state. Allegations included denial of basic needs, including leaving residents thirsty, hungry, and filthy.
Philadelphia Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers at McCann & Wall, LLC Stand Ready to Help
If your loved one has suffered an injustice at the hands of nursing home staff, our injury attorneys put their more than five decades of combined experience to work securing the best possible outcome for you and your loved one. For a free consultation, please call our Philadelphia nursing home abuse lawyers at 215-569-8488 or 302-888-1221, or contact us online. We serve clients in Pennsylvania, Delaware and New Jersey.