Nursing Home Negligence Attorneys in Pittsburgh
Fighting on Behalf of Your Elderly Loved One
As much as many of us wish we could care for our elderly loved ones, life’s obligations often prevent us from doing so, which is why we often entrust their care to a nursing home facility. In the hands of trained professionals, you expect your loved ones to be given the attention and assistance they need to continue thriving. Unfortunately, some facilities do not meet these expectations. If your loved one has suffered abuse or neglect while in the care of a nursing home facility, the legal team at Kontos, Mengine, Killion, & Hassen in Pittsburgh will fight on their behalf. You can rely on us to hold the responsible parties accountable for your loved one’s suffering.
Reach out to our law office today to schedule a free initial consultation with one of our nursing home abuse attorneys to get started on your case.
Common Causes of Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect
Nursing home facilities are a big business and, unfortunately, some care more about their bottom line than about caring for the residents that depend on them. When nursing home facilities employ cost-cutting strategies, it may result in understaffing or inadequately trained staff. Without enough employees to care for residents, not everyone will receive the attention they need. In these high-stress, poorly run environments, the percentage of abuse and neglect cases is often quite high.
Below is a list of common forms of nursing home abuse and neglect:
- Bed sores, which can be prevented by properly caring for and moving the patient.
- Physical abuse, which includes the use of any rough physical treatment or punishment.
- Misuse of physical or chemical restraints, such as sedatives or straps to subdue or restrain a patient.
- Sexual abuse, including verbal advances, inappropriate touches, or other forms of sexual harassment.
Signs of Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect
Nursing home abuse and neglect can take many forms and, therefore, there are many possible indicators.
Here are some common signs of nursing home abuse and neglect:
- Poor hygiene
- Head trauma or brain injuries
- Medication errors
- Suspicious injuries
- Skin conditions associated with neglect or abuse
If you notice any of these signs in your elderly loved one, do not hesitate to seek legal counsel immediately.
Speak to an Experienced Nursing Home Abuse Attorney About Your Case Today!
At Kontos, Mengine, Killion, & Hassen in Pittsburgh, our nursing home abuse attorneys understand how much your elderly loved one means to you and will fight on their behalf if they were abused or neglected in the hands of a trusted caregiver. Our team has the experience and insight necessary to hold the responsible parties accountable.
Reach out to our law office today at (412) 709-6162 to schedule a free initial consultation with one of our attorneys to discuss the details of your case!