Philadelphia Personal Injury Attorney | Soloff & Zervanos, P.C. | Free Consultation
Contact Philadelphia personal injury attorney from Soloff & Zervanos, P.C. They will help you seek compensation that covers all of the needs you and your family will have today and in the years to come.
Logo 215-929-7216 866-597-8572
215-929-7216 1525 Locust Street 8th Floor Philadelphia, PA19102
610-550-8392 38 N 6th Street Reading, PA19601
610-839-7823 612 Hamilton Street The Trifecta Building 2nd Floor Allentown, PA19601
717-537-9244 8 North Queen Street 11th Floor Lancaster, PA17603
856-406-2242 457 Haddonfield Rd, Suite 540 Cherry Hill, NJ08002
212-804-8125 200 Park Ave, Suite 1700 New York, NY08002
Soloff & Zervanos, P.C. is now offering telephone or Zoom video conferencing service for clients who prefer to meet remotely. Call our office at 866-597-8572 to schedule a meeting with us either over the phone or via Zoom.
Local: 215-929-7216
Toll Free: 866-597-8572
  • Free Consultation
  • Calls Answered 24/7
  • 6 Locations
Local: 215-929-7216
Toll Free: 866-597-8572

Proving negligence after a nursing home injury: Part I

On behalf of Soloff & Zervanos, P.C. Posted in Nursing Home Neglect on Tuesday, November 25, 2014.

With Thanksgiving coming up later this week, many of us are thinking about family. We are grateful for family members who are still with us, even if we can’t see them as often as we’d like. Many Americans are also thinking about their elderly parents or grandparents who, due to failing physical or cognitive health, need to be in a nursing home.

The majority of nursing homes in the United States offer competent and compassionate care. Unfortunately, residents in some facilities are injured by nursing home neglect or intentional abuse. If you or a family member were injured by such abuse/neglect, there are legal options. In today’s post, we’ll discuss what is needed to prove nursing home negligence.

Nursing home residents can be injured in a number of ways that often point to nursing home negligence. Perhaps the facility did not properly vet its employees to make sure they weren’t dangerous. Perhaps the nursing staff is inadequately trained or supervised. Perhaps there are simply too few staff members to handle daily operations. Perhaps the property itself is unsafe.

In order to hold a nursing home liable for negligence, you need to prove three things. These include:

  1. The defendant(s) breached a duty of care to you or your loved one
  2. The injuries suffered were caused by the breach
  3. The conduct of the defendant(s) caused the injury

In most cases, “defendants” will refer to the nursing home’s owner and/or one or more employees.

Please check back next week as we continue our discussion. We will explain more about the three allegations listed above. We’ll also discuss some common arguments nursing homes might use to defend themselves in court.