Leading Personal Injury Law Firm In Philadelphia Nursing Home Cases
If your loved one has suffered, or been injured due to staff or facility negligence while living in a nursing home or long-term care facility, The Thistle Law Firm can help.
Request a consultation with us today and we’ll help determine if you have a case.
Types Of Nursing Home Malpractice Lawsuit Cases
Abuse cases - bedsores or pressure ulcers - Delay in reporting infections and other serious medical issues - Fractures or broken bones suffered at a nursing home - Improper handling of COVID-19 outbreaks - Improper medication - Negligence of ongoing patient issues - Medical malpractice in nursing homes - Slip & falls in nursing homes - Understaffing in nursing homes - Wheelchair injuries - Wrongful death in nursing homes
Over 80 Years Of Personal Injury Case Experience.
We’ve helped our clients receive significant monetary rewards from nursing home malpractice cases.
What Constitutes Neglect in a Nursing Home?
The list above is by no means a comprehensive one when it comes to issues that can arise in nursing home care. While we may often think of physical injuries or abuse when we think of problems in a nursing home, neglect or negligence is an equally dangerous form of abuse that our elder loved ones can suffer while living in long-term care facilities.
When a staff member intentionally fails to properly feed, medicate, or bathe a resident, these negligent actions can lead unintentionally to injuries or death. And accidental nursing home neglect can be just as harmful as intentional neglect. If a staff member administers the incorrect medication to a resident, whether on purpose or by accident, the side effects can have serious, and sometimes life-threatening, consequences.
Why Does Nursing Home Abuse Happen?
A large majority of cases of negligence in nursing homes come down to one simple factor; understaffing. When a facility tries to save money and cut corners by short staffing a facility, it leaves the employees stressed, handling impossible workloads, and often unable to properly care for residents. Simple measures like washing hands and disinfecting surfaces fall by the wayside, which can lead to outbreaks of infections like COVID-19.
Sometimes neglect or negligence can stem from a facility providing improper training to its staff, or not doing proper background checks on their employees. This can be risky to other employees as well as staff. Whatever the cause, remember that negligence in nursing homes may be the fault of one or more parties. This includes the employee, hiring agencies, or the facility itself. Talking with a skilled attorney can help you understand who is ultimately at fault for the negligence occurring in the nursing home where your loved one resides.
What Are Warning Signs of Abuse and Neglect in a Nursing Home?
Take note of any issues with staff members, especially:
- Excessive use of restraints on a resident
- Providing incorrect doses of medication on a frequent basis
- Conflicting accounts, or accounts that change over time, about the cause of injuries to a resident.
Warning signs of abuse or neglect in a nursing home can sometimes be difficult to spot. Be on the lookout for things such as:
- Bedsores (also known as pressure ulcers/pressure sores)
- Bruises, broken bones, or unexplained injuries
- Issues with personal hygiene
- Significant personality changes
- Unexplained depression or withdrawal from normal activities
Unfortunately, it is often difficult to know when negligence is at fault for these issues. Mental impairments, such as Alzheimer’s disease or dementia, can make it difficult to identify if neglect is occurring. Sadly, when an older adult has dementia or other cognitive issues, both psychological and physical abuse are more likely to occur.
If you are concerned about a loved one experiencing neglect or abuse in their nursing home or long-term care facility, it can be difficult to know what steps to take to protect them. Contacting a skilled nursing home malpractice attorney can help connect you with experts on nursing home abuse. The lawyers at Thistle Law can investigate your claim to help give you peace of mind, and bring anyone responsible for negligence to justice.
How Our Expertise Helps Your Nursing Home Case
Your elderly loved one deserves respect and the highest level of care. Nursing home arrangements for your cherished parent or loved one should be designed around dignity, compassionate treatment, and exceptional healthcare.
If your loved one has suffered from nursing home malpractice, we can turn the tables in your favor. While our lawyers aggressively work to maximize your financial compensation, we also provide caring and responsive service to help reduce stress during the process. We take the time to listen to you, understand your concerns, and come up with solutions that can make life better for your family.
With us in your corner, you can focus on the health and recovery of your loved one or surviving family members. Contact us today by filling out our form, or calling us at 215-525-6824 and we can provide you with a free consultation to help determine if you have a case.
Unfortunately for many elders, reality falls short of that expectation. Recently, nursing homes have come under increased scrutiny for substandard care. We’ve all heard case examples of nursing home malpractice or abuse of seniors inside a nursing home.
The only way to stop this disturbing trend is to demand accountability and to hold care providers and the companies who run these nursing homes responsible for their failures. The lawyers at Thistle Law Firm have successfully represented numerous people throughout Pennsylvania and New Jersey who have been hurt in nursing homes, assisted living facilities, and other settings where seniors live or receive services.
Winning Nursing Home Lawsuit Cases
“I chose The Thistle Law Firm to represent me in a wrongful death nursing home case. I found them to be exceptional. They always used the kindest professionalism that I found very comforting in such a sensitive matter.
They are experts in their field, and they were always ready to talk to me and answer any questions. They kept me informed and always up to date on all information.
I would highly recommend their services for any legal matter, and I applaud their sensitivity to my late husband's dignity and our family. My family and I were more than pleased. Thank you, Tom and Dan Thistle.” – Darlene Dunn
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