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Philadelphia Nursing Home Negligence Lawyer

While we like to assume that nursing homes and assisted living  facilities provide a high standard of care, the truth is that many do not. This is, in part, due to nursing home negligence and abuse. If you are loved one suffered because of physical violence, negligence resulting in a fall, sexual abuse, emotional abuse, or theft of property, it is up to you to take legal action against the nursing home company. Nursing home abuse and neglect should never be tolerated. Our Philadelphia nursing home negligence lawyer at The Villari Firm, PLLC will aggressively defend your loved one’s rights, and will fight for fair compensation for the damages caused to them and your family.

Nursing Home Abuse

Nursing home abuse takes many forms. common signs of abuse include unexplained injuries, bruises or welts, marks on the wrist or ankles where restraints were used, sudden changes in weight, sudden and unexplained changes in mood, and noticeable signs of fear of staff members.

  • Physical abuse—Any hitting, punching, pinching, pushing, slapping, unnecessary use of restraints, or any other unnecessary physical contact that causes harm.
  • Sexual abuse—Any sexual touching or sexual contact with a patient, as well as taking nude or innappropriate photos or videos of a patient, or exposing oneself to a patient.
  • Emotional abuse—Yelling, intimidating, making fun of, belittling, threatening, or punishing a patient. Emotional abuse also includes punishing a patient by locking them in their room or taking away privileges, neither of which are legal to do in nursing homes.
  • Financial abuse—Theft of the patient’s personal property or money, or fraudulent overcharging for services.

Examples of Nursing Home Neglect

Patients in nursing homes require around the clock care. They are often unable to get in and out of bed safely, unable to feed themselves, unable to administer their own medication, and so much more. Because of this, they rely solely on the care of nursing home staff members. Examples of neglect include:

  • Failing to assist a patient in and out of bed, resulting in a fall
  • Failure to provide adequate food and water
  • Failure to properly administer medication or the correct dose
  • Failure to relieve pressure in bed-ridden patients, which can result in bedsores
  • Failure to monitor wounds, resulting in infection

The signs of nursing home neglect are similar to those of nursing home abuse. They include unexplained changes in the patient’s medical condition, changes in weight, and drastic changes in mood, such as being withdrawn or depressed.

Contact a Philadelphia Nursing Home Negligence Lawyer Today

Sadly, some nurses and nursing home administrators believe they can get away with taking advantage of the elderly. Here at The Villari Firm, our Philadelphia nursing home neglect lawyers are here to help you put that to an end. By filing a medical malpractice claim, you are demanding financial justice for the damages that have been caused to your loved one, compensation exceeds the simple repayment of medical bills, it includes pain and suffering, loss of joy of life, and much more. Call us today at 215-372-8889 for a free consultation.

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