A Philadelphia nursing home abuse lawyer can assist if you or a loved one is harmed in a residential care facility. At Gibbons Legal Personal Injury and Accident Lawyers, we help victims of nursing home abuse and neglect.
Our experienced legal team can help you respond to nursing home abuse or neglect. We assist with seeking compensation for victims and accountability for offenders.
Contact us today at 215-274-0173 to talk about your situation.
Lawyers for Nursing Home Abuse in Philadelphia
We are lawyers for nursing home abuse in Philadelphia.
- Bothered by something that has happened in a nursing home?
- Aware of physical abuse that has occurred?
- Subjected to physical or mental harm as a form of discipline?
- Worried about a loved one?
- Trying to make sense of a situation that doesn’t seem right?
- Wondering if what has happened to you or someone else is abuse?
We can help. What we do is reach people in their darkest times. The Gibbons Legal Personal Injury and Accident Lawyers represent victims who have been harmed in a nursing home and their families.
Let our team evaluate what has happened, investigate, and represent you. You may receive financial compensation. We can pursue accountability for the people who are responsible. It’s our goal to stop the abuse, prevent it from happening again, and see that victims are fairly compensated.
Experienced lawyers serving victims and families
It’s okay if you’ve never talked to a personal injury lawyer. We know that it’s hard to be a victim and it’s hard to reach out for help. We’re an experienced team, and we care. Whether your case is large or small, we are always available to answer your questions and talk things over. Throughout your case, we educate you so that you can make informed decisions.
To see how we can help, call 215-274-0173 or send us a message now. There’s no obligation, and we can start working on your case right away.
Understanding Nursing Home Abuse Cases
Pennsylvania regulates long-term care facilities. A resident has the right to be treated with dignity and respect. They have the right to be free from physical and mental abuse. Their living environment must be safe. When a nursing home accepts a resident, they are responsible for their safety.
Am I a victim of nursing home abuse?
You may be the victim of nursing home abuse if any of the following has occurred:
- Staff member striking, hitting, or intentionally harming a resident
- Allowing a resident to harm another resident
- Slip and fall or trip and fall because of an unsafe condition
- Retaliation for any reason
- Sexual abuse
- Intentional isolation
- Unintentional accidents and injuries that result from the carelessness of care providers
- Emotional abuse, belittling, threatening, bossing around, bullying, or otherwise harming the mental well-being of the person
- Denying adequate medical and personal care
- Allowing unsafe risk factors to exist that result in harm, like a lack of walking supports, hand railings, and other mobility assistance
- Infection, illness, and disease because of poor sanitation
Nursing home abuse includes a staff member abusing a resident or a resident abusing another resident. It may also involve visitors to the facility.
Why Does Nursing Home Abuse Occur?
Here are some reasons that nursing home abuse may occur:
- Lack of training, incorrect training
- Failing to identify the individual needs of the resident, including cultural, age, and speech differences
- Ignoring the resident and not responding to needs in a timely manner
- Short staffing
- Poor policies and operating procedures
- The inability of a care provider to control their emotions
- Deliberate acts of harm, recklessness
- Negative attitudes, lack of sympathy
- High turnover, poor administration
- Poor building maintenance
- Failing to devote sufficient resources
What Should I Do If I Suspect Nursing Home Abuse?
A victim of nursing home abuse may not always be able to speak for themselves. They may not recognize the signs of abuse, and they may fear retaliation. If you suspect nursing home abuse, we invite you to speak to a Philadelphia nursing home abuse lawyer at Gibbons Legal Personal Injury and Accident Lawyers. We can evaluate the situation and discuss your options. We can represent you throughout your case.
If you or a loved one is in immediate danger, you should call emergency responders.
Serving Philadelphia and the surrounding areas
Our nursing home abuse lawyers represent Philadelphia and the surrounding areas. From our offices in the heart of Philadelphia, we serve the surrounding counties:
- Bucks County
- Chester County
- Delaware County
- Montgomery County
- Philadelphia County
We can meet you in your care facility, at home, in the hospital, or in another place that is convenient for you. Virtual consultations are available.
FAQs for Nursing Home Abuse Cases
Will my nursing home abuse case go to trial?
Most nursing home abuse cases do not go to trial. A victim may pursue a trial if they would like.
We know that being a nursing home abuse victim is a harrowing experience. We work to pursue your settlement or judgment in the right way for your situation.
Do I have a case for nursing home abuse?
Both United States and Pennsylvania law require nursing homes to provide a safe environment for their residents. A claim may be based on intentional acts or negligence. Because the purpose of a nursing home is to provide a safe living environment, the standards for care facilities are high.
How do you prove nursing home abuse?
To prove nursing home abuse, we compile medical records, witness statements, care records, and tangible evidence. We use the legal process to gather information. Our team understands what you need to prove, and we will diligently build your case.
Talk to a Lawyer Now – Consultations Available
You can talk to a nursing home abuse lawyer in Philadelphia now. Consultations are available with Gibbons Legal Personal Injury and Accident Lawyers. There’s no obligation.
See how we compassionately and skillfully represent nursing home abuse victims. We are proud to serve our community by helping people when they need us most. Call 215-274-0173 or send us a message now.