Nursing Home Neglect & Abuse
Thousands of elderly, vulnerable persons in Pennsylvania and the U.S. are neglected and abused every year in nursing homes. A recent study found violations at 94 percent of nursing homes nationally.
If you believe that your loved one is at risk of abuse, it is important that you recognize the warning signs and act quickly. You can protect senior family members and their rights by contacting Fanelli, Evans & Patel, P.C. — the law firm that provides the answers and results you deserve.
Pottsville Assisted Living Abuse Attorneys
At Fanelli, Evans & Patel, P.C., our personal injury and medical malpractice attorney share more than 100 years of combined experience and a recognized reputation for results that can benefit you. We do not simply refer victims of nursing home errors to other law firms. Instead, we have built our firm on the principle that every patient deserves to be listened to and treated at all times with respect and the best possible medical and nursing care. Anything short of that which causes injury or death is simply unacceptable and must be held accountable.
Examples of nursing home neglect include falls that occur because too many patients are being cared for by too few staff; needed care, treatment and medications that are ignored or improperly given; and bedsores that become infectious because nursing home personnel were inattentive to a patient. Unlike many lawyers and law firms in our area, we do not shy away from holding nursing homes accountable for their mistakes.
Nursing home residents are among the most vulnerable members of our society. The elder abuse attorneys at Fanelli, Evans & Patel, P.C., are dedicated to seeking justice on their behalf. If you suspect that a family member is a victim of nursing home abuse or neglect, call us toll free right away for a free consultation: 800-858-1532.
Nursing Home Malpractice Lawyers With 100 Years Of Combined Experience
Warning signs that family members should look for, that may be clues to what is happening to your elderly loved one in a nursing home, include:
- Infected bedsores or pressure ulcers
- Unexpected falls
- Nurse errors
- Unexplained injuries like broken bones and sprains, bruises, burns, cuts or abrasions
- Medication errors or overdoses
- Malnutrition and dehydration
- Unsanitary or unclean conditions
- Untimely or unexplained death
- Assault by staff or residents
- Neglect due to an understaffed nursing home
- Neglect due to an inattentive nursing home staff
Inadequate staffing and use of physical restraints are just two indicators of poor quality of care. Many nursing homes do not meet federal recommendations for adequate staffing.
Our attorneys want to be of service to as many of our senior Pennsylvanians and their families as possible. Therefore we welcome nursing home client referrals from local, Schuylkill County and greater Philadelphia law firms.
Financial damages won by victims of nursing home abuse not only serve to compensate the individual victims and their families — but they can also encourage all nursing homes to provide better care to their residents. Throughout the legal process, you receive our quality services on a contingency fee basis. You owe no attorney fee unless we win your case.
We can help you fight back
Contact us so we can begin the hard work of investigating your claim. Your initial consultation with the Pottsville nursing home neglect attorneys of Fanelli, Evans & Patel, P.C., is free of charge. An evening or weekend appointment is available upon request. Call 800-858-1532 toll free. We respond promptly to your email message.