The most vulnerable and defenseless patients are those confined to nursing homes and long-term care facilities. Instead of receiving the best possible care in the last days of their lives, they are mistreated, neglected, abused and ignored. If you believe that a family member has suffered from mistreatment in a nursing home and/or long-term care facility, that relative deserves vigilant representation. What we discover most often is that the nursing home typically chooses profit over patient care and under-staffs their facility to the great detriment of the most vulnerable patients they are entrusted to treat.
The typical result is that these patients are ignored, mistreated and abused. Our investigative team includes rehabilitative medicine physicians, emergency room physicians, nursing home experts and investigators who know and understand the state and federal regulations regarding staffing, quality of care and nursing home treatment plans. Our exhaustive investigations typically lead to significant awards for the neglected patient and fines and penalties for the profit driven nursing home. Please feel free to contact the nursing home attorneys at HoeyLegal for your free and comprehensive consultation. Expect the best.
COMMON SIGNS OF NURSING HOME ABUSE
At HoeyLegal, our nursing home trial attorneys are more than familiar with the unfortunate warning signs that an elderly resident has been abused. Warning signs may include any of the following:
- Untimely or Unexplained Death
- Infected Bedsores or Pressure Ulcers
- Unexpected Falls
- Unexplained Injuries like broken bones, sprains, head injuries, bruises, burns, cuts or abrasions
- Medication Errors or Overdoses
- Sexual Assault
- Wrongful Death
- Malnutrition and Dehydration
- Unsanitary or Unclean Conditions
- Agitation, Withdraw or Fear
- Complaints of Poor Treatment
- Frequent Crying
If your loved one demonstrates any of the above-noted signs of physical and emotional abuse, contact the nursing home attorneys at HoeyLegal at once. Your free consultation will include a thorough examination of your loved one’s injuries and a discussion as to how to hold the institution accountable for their loss.
CAUSES OF NURSING HOME INJURIES AND DEATH
Unfortunately, many elderly patients suffer injuries, catastrophic injuries and death as a result of the understaffing of nursing homes and long-term care facilities. Profit driven institutions oftentimes under staff their facilities purposefully in an effort to reduce salaries, benefit payments and in turn, enrich themselves at the expense of the safety and well-being of your loved one. The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania has established regulations which govern the staffing of nursing homes and long-term care facilities.
At HoeyLegal, we compel the nursing home to produce their staffing documents, employee payment histories, schedules and related documents to determine whether or not your loved one’s injuries were caused by understaffing and negligent supervision. A sophisticated nursing home prosecution must include an examination of the nursing home staffing data as it is commonplace to have an institution understaffed at the time of a loved one’s injuries.
In addition to understaffing the facility, senior abuse and nursing home injuries may be the result of poorly trained, poorly supervised and indifferent nursing home staff. Regrettably, seniors may lack the ability to properly communicate the mechanism of injury to a family member or supervisor. Individuals who abuse senior residents take solace in the fact that the resident will be unable to report the abuse due to age and infirmity. The trial attorneys at HoeyLegal have uncovered instances of wanton and reckless abuse of senior residents, have prosecuted those claims, and received substantial recovery for elderly victims.
WHY CHOOSE THE HOEYLEGAL NURSING HOME TRIAL ATTORNEYS?
For more than 20 years, the nursing home trial attorneys at HoeyLegal have obtained significant compensation and awards for individuals who sustained injury as a result of the negligent care/abusive care they received at a nursing home or long-term care facility. Our team aggressively litigates nursing home negligence claims and is not deterred by the aggressive defense brought on behalf of the institution and employees. Our analysis of your claim begins with a free consultation and comprehensive review of your medical records, injuries and the conduct leading up to the injuries sustained by your loved one. HoeyLegal’s extensive investigation will likewise include a review of each and every complaint made against the institution by former residents. The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania maintains prior complaints which are accessible to the general public, and our investigators in particular. All nursing home cases at HoeyLegal include a thorough review of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania nursing home databases to determine whether or not a pattern of abusive conduct exists at your loved one’s facility.
If you or a loved one has been injured or suffered an untimely and unexplained death at a nursing home or long-term care facility, contact the attorneys at HoeyLegal at once. Let our on-staff physician, experienced trial attorneys and experts conduct a comprehensive evaluation of your claim. At HoeyLegal, expect the best!