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, your choices might be limited to the vacancies in a New Jersey or Pennsylvania nursing home or assisted living facility. Trusting your elderly loved one's care to complete strangers can be quite unsettling—but it might have been your only option.
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
- 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 highly skilled 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 your questions answered.
Since 2006, Brian P. Murphy has been devoting his legal career exclusively to nursing home abuse litigation, which means that he's not using your case to learn on the job. While other personal injury attorneys are adding "nursing home abuse" to their websites, Brian's entire practice has always 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.
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 even 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.
In almost every state, nursing staff members function with too few care providers and without the necessary equipment to do their jobs. Such environments become breeding grounds for nursing home neglect and abuse.
Did you Know?
Nursing Home Budget Cuts Impact Care–In order to increase company profits many nursing homes are forced by their corporate owners to cut their budgets. Often this has very detrimental impact on the quality of care the nursing home can provide.
Typically, nursing homes are forced to cut staffing and medical supplies. The cuts often put undue stress and pressure on the remaining nursing staff who are ill equipped to handle the demands of their residents. This leads to a reduction in the quality of care and often nursing home abuse and/or neglect.
Contact an Attorney
Brian P. Murphy is an experienced and well-regarded nursing home abuse attorney who has successfully represented many elderly residents subjected to nursing home abuse and neglect. Mr. Murphy handles cases throughout Pennsylvania and New Jersey, and practices law at an established law firm in Trenton. If you see signs of nursing home abuse or neglect, take immediate action today. Contact nursing home abuse attorney, Brian P. Murphy for a FREE consultation.
Legal matters are billed on a contingency fee basis. All Pennsylvania and New Jersey nursing home abuse cases are personally handled by Brian Murphy.
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The Nursing Home Attorneys.com is a website owned by Brian P. Murphy, a PA and NJ licensed personal injury attorney who serves Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Bucks County. This nursing home lawyer exclusively handles wrongful death, nursing home abuse, and neglect litigation. Nursing home attorney Brian P. Murphy practices in Pennsylvania, especially the following counties: Philadelphia, Montgomery, and Bucks County. He practices in Bucks County, especially the following areas: Doylestown, New Hope, Newtown, Quakertown, and Langhorne. This nursing home attorney also combats abuse and neglect throughout New Jersey including, but not limited to, Newark, Trenton, Princeton, Camden, Paterson, Bergen County, Essex County, Middlesex County, Mercer County, and Camden County.
- Degrading health
- Un-bathed residents
- Unsanitary living conditions
- Rapid weight loss
- Unexplained injuries
- Unreachable staff members
Pennsylvania: Philadelphia, Delaware, Chester, Montgomery, and Bucks County including Newtown, Doylestown, and surrounding areas
New Jersey: Paterson, Princeton, Jersey City, Hackensack, Atlantic City, Newark, Camden, Trenton and all counties including: Passaic, Bergen, Essex, Mercer, Camden, Burlington, Ocean, Middlesex.