If you have an elderly loved one in a nursing home in Erie, they could be at risk of nursing home abuse or neglect, bed sores, or even a potential victim of wrongful death. Certain nursing homes in the Erie area continuously fail to provide quality care to their residents, resulting in avoidable injuries. Secure an experienced nursing home abuse attorney who handles cases in Erie before an injury, pressure ulcer or other form of negligence occurs.
Nursing Home Abuse
With years of experience winning nursing home lawsuits, The Law Firm of Brian Murphy, P.C. will help you to create an action plan to prevent, control, or react to any abuse or neglect your loved one may experience.
Many Erie nursing homes are for-profit entities, focusing on increasing revenue rather than providing proper care to their residents. As a result, staffing levels are kept dangerously low, which many times leads to neglect and/or abuse. Signs of nursing home neglect and abuse include:
- Bed sores / pressure ulcers
- Cuts / wounds
- Medication errors
- Poor hygiene
- Psychological abuse
- Sudden unexpected health decline / death
Bed sores, also known as pressure ulcers, are a very serious concern in many Erie nursing homes. If left untreated, serious medical problems can develop and potentially lead to death.
Bed sores are wounds induced by constant pressure wearing down skin on certain parts of the body. Nursing homes and other care facilities have a responsibility to prevent these wounds by frequently turning residents so they are not positioned on one body part for too long. Pressure ulcers begin as coin-sized red marks that, without proper attention and care, have the potential to develop into large deep wounds.
For more information, visit our detailed guide to understanding and preventing bed sores for your loved one.
If your loved one has died unexpectedly or under suspicious circumstances in a Erie nursing home, reach out to The Law Firm of Brian P. Murphy, P.C. for a free consultation.
Wrongful death occurs as a result of the neglectful or abusive behavior of nursing home care providers. While the injuries resulting in death vary, some common injuries almost always include:
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If you see signs of nursing home abuse or neglect, take immediate action today, and contact The Law Firm of Brian P. Murphy, P.C. for a free consultation.
All Philadelphia / PA and NJ nursing home abuse and neglect cases are billed on a contingency fee basis and are personally handled by Brian Murphy.
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