Suspecting Nursing Home Abuse
Many families are faced with a sudden need for nursing home care and make a rushed decision about who will tend to their loved ones. Without time for proper research and planning, the choices might be limited to any New Jersey or Pennsylvania nursing home or assisted living facility that has availability.
Trusting your elderly loved one's care to complete strangers can be quite unsettling—that's why you need a nursing home abuse attorney, such as Brian P. Murphy, by your side.
Sudden, Unexpected Health Decline
The elderly might be fragile but many are in stable condition prior to entering a nursing home or assisted living facility; most only require custodial care. A family never expects to discover that their elderly loved one is the subject of nursing home abuse and neglect.
Statistics Don't Lie
It's unthinkable. Nursing home abuse and neglect is prevalent in more than 30% of care centers nationwide. That's almost one-third of all nursing homes and assisted living facilities. This ill treatment quickly degrades the elder's health and results in unacceptable conditions, such as:
- Neglect of Basic Needs
- Untreated Malnutrition
- Bed sores
- Unexplained Bruises
- Head Injuries
- Broken Bones
- and more
Dedicated Nursing Home Abuse Attorney
The moment you've learned about an unexpected injury or the decline in your elder loved one's health, you should immediately reach out to a nursing home abuse attorney, such as Brian P. Murphy, who has years of experience winning millions of dollars in nursing home abuse cases. Dedicated exclusively to preventing abuse and litigating against nursing home facilities, Mr. Murphy knows where to look and with whom to speak to protect your loved one and get right to the facts.
Since 2006, Brian P. Murphy has been devoting his legal career to nursing home abuse lawsuits and litigation, which means that he's not using your case to learn on the job. Brian's entire focus has been dedicated to litigating cases for abuse and neglect from nursing homes, assisted living facilities, hospitals, and home health aides—so you can rest assured that he has the requisite experience needed for maximum results. Brian Murphy, Esq. is currently a Partner with Kamensky Cohen & Riechelson with offices in New Jersey and Pennsylvania.
You'll Like Working with Brian Murphy
Pennsylvania and New Jersey clients find Brian's strong personal character and heartfelt sensitivity to their cases refreshing. They value his honest advice and smart strategies. When it comes time to go up against defense counsel or to negotiate your matter, Brian has a solid reputation in the community and among his peers as a tireless litigator and sharp negotiator.
He passionately fights for his clients as if his loved one were the victim.
Brian Murphy takes pride in working closely with his clients. He understands they come to him during very emotionally trying times. He is also aware that filing a lawsuit can be a daunting and somewhat intimidating process. Mr. Murphy patiently meets with his clients as often as necessary to discuss their cases and explains in detail the process of filing a lawsuit. At every step along the way, he makes certain to listen carefully to them and address any concerns they may have.
How to Identify Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect
Nursing home abuse and neglect comes in many forms. It's not always immediately obvious if your loved one is suffering from this type of ill treatment. For example, you may hear that bedsores are part of the aging process and that falls are unavoidable; however, these are often just excuses for lack of attentive care and proper supervision.
The Truth About Bedsores
While many nursing homes, hospitals, and care facilities might want you to believe otherwise, bedsores (aka pressure sores) are almost always preventable. They are not a result of old age but most often caused by a failure to properly attend to a person's needs. Individuals at risk of developing bedsores need to be turned and repositioned on a timely basis in order to off load pressure on certain body points. These areas include but are not limited to the sacrum, back, buttocks, heels, shoulder blades, elbows, and toes.
Learn about the essential care needed for a person at risk of developing bedsores and how bedsore development can be a result of neglect. Read more about bedsores and pressure ulcers.
Good Advice Goes a Long Way
Whether you're in the process of choosing a nursing home, suspect abuse and/or neglect, or are facing clear signs of ill-treatment by the nursing home, assisted living facility, hospital, or home health aide, you need a qualified nursing home abuse attorney, such as Brian P. Murphy, who can steer you in the right direction. Mr. Murphy will quickly identify the nursing home abuse and neglect, and take immediate action to prevent further harm. Please contact Mr. Murphy today and learn what you can do to protect your loved one.