The Medical Malpractice lawyers at the Philadelphia law firm of The Levin Firm understand that nursing home abuse is rarely reported for. Our attorneys know that some residents are fearful that the nursing home abuse will continue or escalate if the nursing home abuse is reported. Others are ashamed to admit having been victims of nursing home abuse, or perhaps they do not think anyone will believe their story. Our medical malpractice attorneys know this is why it is important to be aware of signs that your loved one is a victim. Signs of nursing home abuse include bedsores, broken bones, cuts, bruises, and scars. Signs of nursing home neglect include unclean resident rooms or bathrooms, odors on your loved one’s clothing or bedsheets, unclean hair or nails, and unexplained weight loss.
Many of us worry for the health and safety of our aging grandparents, parents, relatives and friends. We want to be there to help monitor their health, provide companionship, offer a hot meal, and assist in their day-to-day activities. Eventually, there reaches a point where the challenges of every day life are just too great. Nursing homes staffed with competent medical professionals offer help and comfort to over 1.5 million disabled and elderly Americans who can no longer live on their own or in their own homes. Most nursing homes are staffed by experienced, capable professionals and offer excellent care; however, there are sadly many that fall short.
The sick and elderly are frail, both in mind and body, and stand to suffer both physical and emotional damage as a result of nursing home abuse. Whether it comes as the result of intentional physical assault or simply a lack of attention, nursing home abuse is inexcusable. Abuse and neglect can have severe consequences to the resident, including serious bodily injury, depression, and premature death.
Representing victims of nursing home abuse requires a team of lawyers, nurses and others trained to review the facts of these cases, including medical records. It can be very difficult to prove that even the most serious nursing home injury is the result of medical malpractice. That’s why you need attorneys on your side to investigate medical records and find the best medical experts to examine the extent of your injuries. At The Levin Firm, we also work with highly-regarded experts to determine the type of medical malpractice and how and why it happened. At times, we will work with other law firms that have particular expertise to assure that our clients receive the most thorough and zealous representation.
When you need a Philadelphia, Pennsylvania or New Jersey personal injury attorney to represent you, a family member or friend who has been abused or neglected in a nursing home, contact The Levin Firm, who represent every client zealously in order to obtain the best results possible in each case.
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