When we place loved ones in nursing homes or long-term care centers, we expect their needs will be taken care of and they will be protected from harm. When these institutions fail to provide adequate care, the result can be serious injuries and even wrongful death.
At Pribanic & Pribanic, we are committed advocates for abused and neglected elders. We handle nursing home abuse cases for clients from the Pittsburgh area, throughout western Pennsylvania and nationwide.
Contact us today online or by telephone at 412-672-5444 or toll free at 800-392-4529 to speak with a Pittsburgh nursing home neglect attorney.
Nursing Home Neglect and Understaffing
Nursing home injuries often occur because of understaffing. In order to increase profits, nursing homes may try to cut corners on staffing and training and background screening, a practice that compromises the safety of residents. Understaffing creates a situation in which there are simply too few staff members to adequately monitor and provide care for residents.
Nursing home negligence takes many forms. Some of the most common nursing home injuries include:
- Restraint injuries (physical and chemical)
- Assault injuries
- Slip, trip and fall accidents
- Medication errors
Nursing homes aggressively defend against personal injury lawsuits. If you are pursing one on behalf of an injured loved one, it is important to have an experienced nursing home neglect lawyer on your side.
Contact a Pennsylvania Elder Abuse Attorney
If your loved one has been injured in a nursing home and you need experienced legal guidance, we are here for you. Contact us today online or by telephone at 412-672-5444 or toll free at 800-392-4529 to speak with a knowledgeable Pittsburgh nursing home neglect attorney.