Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect

Lawyers Representing Victims of Nursing Home Negligence in Pennsylvania

Many older Americans rely on nursing homes or assisted living facilities to provide daily living assistance, rehabilitation treatment, Alzheimer’s care and hospice services.  All residents of nursing homes or assisted living facilities deserve to be treated with the utmost care and respect.  In addition to receiving proper medical treatment, residents are entitled to protection from abuse, respect for their privacy, and a certain quality of life.  If you or your loved one has suffered an injury while under the care of an assisted living facility, including a nursing home, long term care facility or rehabilitation center in Pennsylvania, Philadelphia personal injury lawyers at Edelstein Martin & Nelson, LLP can help.

Common types of nursing home abuse claims:

  • Falls and fractures
  • Use of physical or chemical restraints
  • Malnutrition or dehydration
  • Improper, incorrect, or over-medication
  • Bed sores
  • Lack of supervision (allowing residents to wander away from the facility)
  • Physical abuse or unexplained injury
  • Weight gain or loss
  • Septic shock
  • Gangrene
  • Aspiration pneumonia
  • Theft of money and personal property
  • Unexpected or wrongful death
  • Unsanitary conditions
  • Untrained or insufficient staff
  • Over-sedation
  • Abandonment
  • Substandard medical care
  • Poor personal hygiene
  • Defective equipment
  • Sexual assault

Edelstein Martin & Nelson, LLP: Lawyers Advocate for Victims of Nursing Home Abuse

The lawyers at Edelstein Martin & Nelson, LLP will handle your nursing home abuse claim from the initial investigation through trial and/or settlement negotiation.  Our attorneys have extensive knowledge of all aspects of Pennsylvania nursing home abuse law including licensure issues, staff training requirements, loss prevention standards, state ombudsman programs for screening nursing home employees, Medicare and Medicaid laws and government regulation of nursing homes, including the OBRA state licensing guidelines.

If you or your loved one has been a victim of nursing home abuse in Pennsylvania and has suffered serious physical injury, our dedicated lawyers are here to assist you with all of your legal needs.  With respect and compassion, we will work with your entire family to ensure that you or your loved one receives all the compensation to which they are entitled, including compensation for medical costs, pain and suffering and emotional distress damages.  For more information about nursing home abuse laws, or to discuss your potential personal injury lawsuit, contact Edelstein Martin & Nelson at (215) 731-9900 (toll free (800) 300-0909) or submit an online inquiry to set up your free consultation.