Pittsburgh Nursing Home Lawyer
Nursing Home Abuse in Pittsburgh
Nursing homes have a responsibility to keep their medically fragile residents
safe. Sadly, however, nursing homes can fail to adequately care for and
keep their residents safe. Elderly citizens are fragile and are sometimes
unable or afraid to speak up about the abuse they are suffering. It is
therefore of vital importance that others speak up on their behalf and
hold those responsible for
medical malpractice or other abuse accountable for their actions. You can do exactly that
under teh representation of a
Pittsburgh Personal Injury Lawyer.
Some different types of nursing home abuse and neglect include:
- Physical injury
- Verbal intimidation
- Sexual assault
- Over- or under-medication
- Unauthorized medical or physical restraint
- Theft of possessions
- Financial swindling
What are common warning signs of elder abuse and neglect?
When our loved ones are placed in nursing homes and assisted living facilities,
we are placing our trust that the facility and staff members will care
for them in the same way that we would; this, however, does not always
occur. It is important to remain vigilant and to be on the lookout. If
you begin to notice red flags, you should not hesitate to involve a legal
professional and take action.
Some warning signs of elder abuse include the following:
- Unexplained injuries on the body;
- Sudden changes in behavior (ex: dementia);
- Torn or damaged clothing;
- Malnutrition and/or dehydration;
- Unsanitary living conditions; and
- Sudden withdrawals from bank accounts.
If you notice any of the above or any other suspicious behavior, it is
extremely important that you take immediate action. By investigating into
these actions, you can protect the well-being of your loved one so it
is vastly important that you reach out to an attorney as soon as possible.
Contact a Pittsburgh personal injury attorney from Frank Walker Law today!
If you are feeling anxious and concerned that your elderly loved one has
suffered abuse at a nursing home, you require the services of a personal
injury lawyer such as Attorney Frank Walker. At our firm, our founding
attorney and our legal team have the resources and the experience to hold
nursing homes accountable for their actions. We have a long-held reputation
for fighting aggressively for our clients' rights and for achieving
the maximum financial compensation possible for them.
Our attorney doesn't just say that he is experienced; he will show
you the cases he has won and lost, as well as the articles that have been
written about him and the interviews that he has done concerning his cases.
We are fortunate to have the legal expertise and wealth of knowledge that
he brings to our firm and if retained by you, we pledge to fight hard
for the rights of your loved one. Don't wait to
contact a Pittsburgh personal injury attorney from our office today.