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Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers in PA

When you put a loved one in the nursing home, you expect him/her to be cared for by the staff. But all too often that’s just not the case. With nursing homes having more residents than staff, your loved one could be one of those whose care goes neglected. Sometimes, your loved one may be the victim of abuse by overworked and underpaid staff members. Who will you turn to to help your loved one?

The nursing home abuse lawyers at Munley Law are ready to fight for your loved one’s rights. With our dedicated team of paralegals, our attorneys will not rest until your loved one is protected from any further nursing home abuse. If your loved one is suffering, don’t delay. Call 855-866-5529 or fill out our email form to get in touch with one of our nursing home abuse attorneys.

Why is Abuse Present in Nursing Homes?

The tragic truth is that the majority of nursing homes behave as an industry that houses our elderly loved ones at the lowest cost possible. This means:

  • Staff with minimal qualifications
  • Inadequate staffing
  • Insufficient training
  • Low wages and high turnover

The ultimate result is serious and even life-threatening problems for nursing home residents: failure to manage pain effectively, hospitalization, dehydration, and even starvation.

Each Certified Nursing Assistant is typically responsible for 15-20 residents per a 7.5-hour shift. This means at best an average of only a half hour per resident. Is that really sufficient?

Signs of Nursing Home Abuse

The following are some of the early warning signs of nursing home abuse:

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  • Unexplained bruises, cuts, burns, sprains, or fractures in various stages of healing
  • Bedsores or frozen joints
  • Unexplained venereal disease or genital infections
  • Sudden changes in behavior
  • Staff refusing to allow visitors to see resident or delays in allowing visitors to see resident
  • Staff not allowing resident to be alone with visitor
  • Resident being kept in an over-medicated state
  • Loss of resident’s possessions
  • Sudden large withdrawals from bank accounts or changes in banking practices
  • Abrupt changes in will or other financial documents
  • Deliberate lack of communication between caregivers and patient’s family members

Many cases are thought to go unreported because a loved one may fear disclosing information about their treatment or may simply not have the physical and/or mental capabilities to do so. They may be frightened to tell, especially if they are being threatened by the abuse. Sometimes, they may even think the abuse is normal and may not even be aware that they are being abused.

Contact Our Nursing Home Abuse Attorneys Now

After years of providing poor elder care, nursing homes are finally being held accountable. A flood of lawsuits have been filed across the country, and grieving families are receiving compensation for pain, suffering and the untimely death of loved ones. If your elderly loved one has been neglected, abused, or injured while in the care of a nursing home or other healthcare facility, contact the nursing home abuse lawyers at Munley Law today.

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