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Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect

Families all over Southeastern Pennsylvania entrust nursing homes to provide a high level of care for their loved ones. However, inadequate staffing and inappropriate hiring can frequently result in elderly residents being the victims of disturbing forms of abuse or neglect that may include, but are not limited to:

  • Emotional or Psychological Abuse
  • Failure to Prevent Falls or Other Resident Accidents
  • Failure to Provide Basic Living Necessities
  • Financial Exploitation
  • Improper Use of Restraints
  • Improperly Administered Medication
  • Physical or Sexual Abuse
  • Residents to Living in Unsanitary Conditions
  • Theft

The residents who are subjected to these forms of neglect or abuse can be susceptible to very serious injuries, including possible infections, broken bones, or internal organ injuries. In some cases, residents may die from their injuries.

When the companies that own these nursing homes make profits their primary priority, it affects the quality of care that is provided to residents. Whether a resident is hurt because of a lack of attention by staff or deliberate abuse from a nurse with a criminal history, the owner of the nursing home can be considered negligent. This makes the nursing home liable for financial damages owed to any victim of abuse or neglect at the home. In some cases, these may be criminal acts.

Any nursing home that is accused of neglect or abuse will usually deny wrongdoing. Nursing homes will frequently have lawyers prepared to find any weakness or inconsistencies in the claims of victims and use those as reasons to reduce any possible payments. In some cases, the nursing homes may even allege that an elderly victim manufactured his or her accusations or blame injuries on his or her own carelessness.

Do you believe your loved one has been the victim of this type of wrongdoing at a nursing home? The Chester County nursing home abuse and neglect attorneys at Ciccarelli Law Offices understand the tremendous toll that these cases take on victims and their entire families. Our firm represents clients on a contingency fee basis, which means that we charge absolutely nothing for our assistance unless we get you financial compensation.

You can receive a free consultation that will allow us to review your case when you call (610) 719-3190 today. Our nursing home abuse and neglect lawyers work as a team to help residents in and around West Chester, Malvern, Plymouth Square, Philadelphia, Radnor, Kennett Square, King of Prussia, and Lancaster.