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Some Bucks County Nursing Homes are Failing Residents
Bucks County has many licensed nursing homes, assisted living facilities, hospitals, and home health aides. All Bucks County nursing homes and care givers are expected to meet certain basic governmental standards. According to recent independent state investigations, a disproportionate number of Bucks County nursing homes and care centers are failing to provide adequate and proper care to their residents.
If you have a loved one who is cared for by a home health aide, or resides in a Bucks County nursing home, assisted living facility, or hospital, and suspect that he or she has been subjected to abuse or neglect, you will greatly benefit by speaking with an experienced Pennsylvania personal injury lawyer, such as Brian P. Murphy, who knows the laws that surround care facility and nursing home abuse. A skilled Bucks County lawyer who works exclusively on protecting the elderly from abuse and neglect, Mr. Murphy will ensure that your loved one’s rights are thoroughly protected.
Abuse and Neglect in Bucks County
Nursing Homes, Hospitals, Assisted Living Facilities, Home Health Aides
Personal injury nursing home litigation is complex and requires serious attention. It encompasses not only abuse and neglect in nursing homes, but incidents in assisted living facilities, hospitals, and with home health aides. Bucks County personal injury attorney, Brian P. Murphy, dedicates 100% of his practice to elder law matters that involve these types of caregivers:
- Nursing Homes
- Assisted Living Facilities
- Long-term Care Centers
- Home Health Aides
Bucks County Nursing Home Abuse Attorney Brian Murphy has extensive experience fighting against caregiver abuse and neglect in nursing homes, hospitals, and other assisted living facilities, even in cases of wrongful death. This Bucks County personal injury attorney knows the signs and symptoms of nursing home abuse and neglect, including where to look and with whom to speak to get your concerns addressed.
Common Signs of Elder Abuse and Neglect
Nursing Homes, Assisted Living Facilities, Hospitals, Home Health Aides
Pressure ulcers (aka bed sores)
High frequency of falls
Rapid health decline
Low nurse staffing levels
Nursing staff incompetency
Failure to provide physical therapy
Overuse of medication
Failure to provide medications
Residents left alone for prolonged periods
Poor hygiene care
Failure to provide treatments
The Causes of Nursing Home Neglect and Abuse
Unfortunately, many Pennsylvania nursing homes, including Bucks County elder care facilities, hospitals, and caregivers are more concerned about earning large profits than on providing their residents with quality care. For example, some Bucks County nursing homes will intentionally reduce nurse staffing levels and medical supplies in an effort to keep the facility’s costs down. This shift in priorities contributes to an environment where it is impossible for the nursing home’s staff to complete their duties and provide adequate and proper care. Under such circumstances, nursing home abuse and neglect is inevitable which could lead to wrongful death.
Serving All Regions of Bucks County, Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania personal injury lawyer, Brian P. Murphy, serves every town throughout Bucks County, including but not limited to:
It’s easy to find a Pennsylvania lawyer who is willing to take a personal injury case against a local nursing home; however, only a qualified attorney—such as Brian P. Murphy—who deals specifically with cases relating to Bucks County nursing home abuse, neglect, and wrongful death 24/7 will get the most value for your legal matter.