Pennsylvania Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers
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“A test of a people is how it behaves toward the old. It is easy to love children. Even tyrants and dictators make a point of being fond of children. But the affection and care for the old, the incurable, the helpless are the true gold mines of a culture.” Abraham J Heschel
We call on nursing homes to take care of our loved ones. We choose homes that seem trustworthy. Unfortunately, sometimes we find that trust betrayed and our family members suffer for it. If your family member is neglected, abused or even killed in a nursing home, the Pennsylvania nursing home abuse lawyers at Lowenthal & Abrams wants to help. Please contact us at 888-979-7298.
What is Nursing Home Abuse?
Nursing home abuse is the intentional or negligent harm to a resident of a home or long term care facility. The most common form of abuse is pressure sores (bed sores). The second most common involves falls. Other types include physical, sexual or psychological abuse and dehydration or malnutrition, all of which can lead to physical and psychological trauma or even death.
Why Does Nursing Home Abuse Occur?
As nursing homes become busier and focus on the bottom line, they might fail to provide training or hire the right number of staff. As nurse & attorney Anita Pitock explains, this leads to abuse and neglect.
If you suspect that someone you know is suffering from nursing home abuse or neglect you should:
- Make certain the person is safe.
- Report the abuse to the head of the nursing home.
- Report the abuse to the National Center on Elder Abuse.
- Contact Lowenthal & Abrams’ Pennsylvania nursing home abuse attorneys.
Lowenthal & Abrams’ Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers Can Help
The head of our nursing home abuse department, Anita Pitock, is a nurse and attorney. She is passionate about the safety of residents in long term care facilities and is focused on helping victims of nursing home abuse in Pennsylvania. Abuse of the elderly in nursing homes is unacceptable. If you believe that your family member is suffering neglect or abuse, it is crucial that you get help right away. Contact the Pennsylvania nursing home abuse lawyers at Lowenthal & Abrams, P.C., today by calling 888-979-7298.