Nursing Home Neglect & Abuse

When a loved one experiences nursing home neglect, it can lead to serious mental and physical distress, often causing a rapid deterioration in health, depression or, in extreme cases, even wrongful death. By law, nursing homes are required to provide a safe and secure environment with adequate supervision and assistance to residents. Failure to provide such care may entitle you and your loved one to just compensation.

If you live in the New Jersey, Lancaster, Reading, Allentown or Philadelphia area and have been a victim of nursing home abuse, an attorney at our office is waiting to hear from you. The experienced attorneys at Soloff & Zervanos, P.C., want to ensure that your loved one is protected from all forms of nursing home neglect.

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Nursing home abuse or neglect can be serious and life altering. Contact our lawyers at Soloff & Zervanos, P.C., and get the settlement your loved one deserves.

Ulcers/Bedsores

Ulcers and bedsores are a serious medical problem which can affect bedridden patients due to neglect. Some elderly patients are particularly vulnerable if they are not repositioned regularly. Prolonged pressure of body weight on a bony area with only a thin layer of cushioning flesh can cause extremely painful sores to develop. Residents may suffer from ulcers or bedsores due to improper care by the nursing home staff. These injuries are preventable if the workers at a nursing home adhere to proper standards of care.

If your loved one has ulcers or bedsores due to living in a long-term care facility in the New Jersey, Lancaster, Philadelphia, Reading or Allentown area, contact a nursing home abuse attorney at Soloff & Zervanos, P.C. We will give you a free comprehensive case analysis.

Falls

Elderly residents of nursing care facilities sustain a substantial number of injuries due to falls each year. Often many falls go unreported. Serious or chronic falls can rob a resident of confidence and negatively impact their quality of life. Elderly residents of nursing homes require proper and conscientious supervision in a nursing home environment. The elderly residents are often susceptible to falls that may result in immediate injury or health complications in the future, including broken bones, surgeries and other risks.

If someone you love has been seriously injured in a fall due to nursing home neglect, please contact Soloff & Zervanos, P.C., today for a free comprehensive review of your case.

Wandering

Wandering is when an elderly person in the care of a nursing facility moves about the home unsupervised. Federal nursing home law requires an assessment of the patient upon entering the nursing facility. This assessment will determine the elderly person's plan of care and how much supervision he or she needs while under the care of the home. Wandering is one of the aspects covered in that assessment.

Under the individual's plan of care, it is the nursing home's responsibility to ensure the safety and supervision of its residents with enough staff to support those individual plans. If someone is injured while wandering within the long-term care facility, then the nursing home has been negligent in protecting its residents. With locations in Cherry Hill, Lancaster, Philadelphia, Reading and Allentown, a nursing home abuse attorney from Soloff & Zervanos, P.C., can get your loved one the compensation they deserve. Don't allow a nursing facility to neglect your family; contact Soloff & Zervanos, P.C., today.

Elopement

Confusion and disorientation may cause a resident to walk out of the nursing home and into harm's way. Nursing homes are responsible for the well-being of their residents and should install precautionary measures, such as bed alarms, door alarms or monitors at exit doors, to prevent such occurrences. When adequate measures are not taken, an elderly person could get injured.

If an injury occurs due to elopement from a nursing home, employees and administrators of that facility have acted negligently and should be held liable for their actions. Their negligence could also be related to the facility's failure to hire enough staff or properly train the staff to supervise the residents. The home could also be held liable for failing to use alarm systems or other devices to avoid elopement.

If someone you love has been seriously injured after wandering away from a senior facility located in the New Jersey, Philadelphia, Lancaster, Reading or Allentown area, contact a nursing home abuse attorney at Soloff & Zervanos, P.C., today for a free comprehensive review of your case.

Abuse

The mistreatment of the elderly is a heart-wrenching experience for both the victim and family members. Nursing home abuse and neglect can be defined as the failure to provide essential health and safety services, as well as the act of compromising the resident's quality of life.

Abuse can take many forms. Patients could be the victims of devastating physical or sexual abuse that can leave deep emotional scars. Whether intentional or not, improperly restraining a resident also constitutes abuse. Improper restraints include anything that is not a doctor-approved restraining device such as leg and arm restraints, wheelchair bars and restrictive hand mittens. Withholding food and medical care definitely constitutes abuse and could cause a rapid deterioration of health, and possibly even long-term damage to the patient's health. Additionally, without the opportunity to exercise and socialize, the mental and physical state of a senior could also quickly decline. Depression, mental disorders or death could result if long-term care providers do not take proper care of residents.

You should be able to trust long-term care facilities with your loved one's health. If someone you love has been the victim of nursing home abuse, please contact Soloff & Zervanos, P.C., today. We'll get your family the compensation you deserve.