Nursing Home Abuse and Negligence
On average, there are over 20,000 reported cases of abuse, neglect and exploitation in long term care facilities nationally, but many more cases of nursing home negligence go unreported. The residents in long term care facilities are particularly vulnerable to abuse and neglect because they are unable to care for themselves, and often cannot effectively communicate problems. The Law Offices of Rhonda Hill Wilson is here to assist nursing home residents and their loved ones when registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, certified nurse assistants, doctors, or any other employees of a long term care facility abuse or neglect a resident.
Knowing the warning signs of abuse is a first step toward protecting elderly friends or relatives. Carefully monitoring the condition of a nursing home resident is essential. If you notice that your friend's or relative's health is declining, or if they are talking or eating less and seem depressed, these could be signs of neglect or abuse. It is important to take action when you think you or a loved one has been abused or neglected in a nursing facility so that you, the resident, or other residents in the facility can immediately be investigated by the appropriate authorities. Each state and the federal government have law regulating nursing care facilities.
Injuries suffered as a result of nursing home negligence and abuse can be severe and life altering. Injuries may include bruising, dehydration, malnutrition, and infections and loss of a limb from untreated bedsores. In severe cases a resident may suffer broken bones or brain damage from a fall, or even loss of life.
We strive to help you:
- get the best medical care,
- get your medical bills paid,
- ensure that the right party pays for future treatment relating to your injury.
If you need a nursing home lawyer in the Pennsylvania, New York or New Jersey area; Rhonda Hill Wilson, Esquire and her experienced team will listen to all of your concerns and go over the options available to you. Rhonda makes herself directly available to each and every client. We return calls and e-mails in a timely manner and are here to help you with your questions. We will also work with insurance companies and other parties involved in your case to make sure all your needs are handled quickly and appropriately.
If you or a loved one has been injured as a result of nursing home negligence or abuse or you are a survivor of someone who died as a result of nursing home negligence or abuse, contact the Law Offices of Rhonda Hill Wilson online or call us at 215.972.0400 to set up a FREE consultation to discuss your legal options.