Bucks County Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect Attorney
Skilled Attorneys Seek Injunctive Relief and Damages for Injured Residents
If you have an elder loved one in a nursing home, you’re acutely aware of the possibility that a lapse in care, or a deliberately hurtful action, could lead to tragedy. Perhaps you’ve made complaints in the past that seemed to fall on deaf ears, and now you and your loved one are coping with terrible consequences. At Kardos, Rickles & Hand, our Bucks County nursing home abuse attorneys understand the horrors suffered by abused or neglected elders in Pennsylvania nursing homes. We draw on more than 100 years of legal experience to fight nursing home abuse and neglect, to compel changes in substandard practices and to get full compensation for elderly persons who have suffered harm.
Investigating Signs of Neglect in Bucks County Nursing Homes
As the loved one of a nursing home resident, you are the first line of defense against nursing home neglect. You should feel perfectly within your rights to take complaints to the nursing home administration and demand corrections. If at any point you feel administrators are not taking your observations and objections seriously, you should not hesitate to contact a personal injury attorney with experience in nursing home and medical malpractice. At KRH, our attorneys have experience investigating signs of neglect, including:
- Broken bones
- Cuts and bruises
- Improper use of restraints
- Insufficient oxygen
- Medication errors
- Unhygienic conditions
- Wrongful death
Besides injury from neglect, nursing home residents can suffer pain and humiliation from verbal assaults and physical battery.
Intervention at the early stages of abuse and neglect can protect your loved one from further harm. A court order can compel a nursing home to implement safety protocols or face contempt charges. Abusers may face criminal charges and civil liability. Your loved one can also collect monetary compensation for harm that’s already been done.
The Nursing Home Can Be Held Liable for the Actions of Its Employees
Under the legal theory of respondeat superior, an employer can be made to answer for the wrongdoings of an employee, especially if the employer hired unqualified workers, failed to train or supervise the staff, failed to enforce standards and maintained inadequate facilities and equipment.
Trust Our Bucks County Attorneys to Manage Your Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect Case
With offices in Newton, PA the legal team at Kardos, Rickles & Hand responds to your concerns about nursing home abuse and neglect. If you believe your loved one suffered unnecessarily, we can investigate the circumstances thoroughly, evaluate the situation and suggest a course of legal action. To schedule a consultation, call us today or contact our firm online.