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Pennsylvania Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers

For-profit nursing homes are one of the most profitable industries in America. Unfortunately, too often this is a result of these homes putting your money directly into their pockets, rather than putting your money into quality of care.

This has never been more obvious than during the coronavirus crisis — our front pages have been flooded with news of clear violations from coast to coast. They have been exposed.

Sadly, some of the worst actors in the country include some local nursing homes in our home state. While Covid-19 has endangered all of our elderly citizens, these nursing homes have lost an unprecedented number of patients in this crisis, and someone needs to hold them accountable for their actions (you can visit our dedicated Nursing Homes & Covid-19 page to learn more about our response).

We are not afraid of their deep pockets, we have won substantial recoveries and verdicts against them before. We are already in the process of building cases for clients who have been harmed by some of the worst facilities in the country who have lost an unprecedented number of patients in this crisis.

If you suspect your loved one is suffering from elder abuse, we urge you to take action by calling us at 1-800-818-8148. Not only is abuse wrong and unacceptable, but there are laws behind you that can help us hold the abusers and facility accountable. You’d be protecting your family member and other nursing home residents from falling victim again in the future. You do not need to prove that something is going wrong before calling our firm. We can help you get to the bottom of what’s happening.

Contact Ostroff Injury Law’s Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers for a free, no-obligation consultation if you suspect your family member is suffering from nursing home neglect. If you do decide to retain our firm, we will not collect a fee unless we take legal action and win.

What Nursing Homes Is Ostroff Law Currently Investigating For Gross Negligence?

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We are currently accepting cases on behalf of residents who are sick or have died from coronavirus, in any of the following care facilities in Philadelphia:

  • Tucker House Nursing and Rehabilitation Center (30% of patients infected with COVID)
  • Care Pavilion Nursing and Rehabilitation Center (23% of patients infected with COVID)
  • Berkshire Center (59% of patients infected with COVID)
  • Brandywine Hall (73% of patients infected with COVID)
  • Briarleaf Nursing & Convalescent Center (47% of patients infected with COVID)
  • Caring Heart Rehab & Nursing Center (12% of patients infected with COVID)
  • Chapel Manor (58% of patients infected with COVID)
  • Care Pavilion Nursing & Rehabilitation (23% of patients infected with COVID)
  • Centennial Healthcare & Rehab Center (17% of patients infected with COVID)
  • Cliveden Nursing & Rehabilition Center (16% of patients infected with COVID)
  • Country Meadows – Wyomissing (62% of patients infected with COVID)
  • Crestview Center (66% of patients infected with COVID)
  • Immaculate Mary Center for Rehab & Healthcare (34% of patients infected with COVID)
  • Majestic Oaks Rehab & Nursing Center (43% of patients infected with COVID)
  • Manorcare Health Services – Sinking Spring (78% of patients infected with COVID)
  • Manorcare Health Services – West Reading (83% of patients infected with COVID)
  • Manorcare Health Services – Oxford Valley (68% of patients infected with COVID)
  • Maplewood Nursing & Rehabilitation Center (21% of patients infected with COVID)
  • Oakwood Healthcare & Rehab Center (73% of patients infected with COVID)
  • Parkhouse Rehabilitation & Nursing Center (43% of patients infected with COVID)
  • Powerback Rehabilitation – Lombard St (40% of patients infected with COVID)
  • St John Neumann Center for Rehab & Healthcare (37% of patients infected with COVID)
  • St Monica Center for Rehab & Healthcare (21% of patients infected with COVID)
  • Valley Manor Rehab & Healthcare Center (78% of patients infected with COVID)
  • York Nursing & Rehabilitation Center (40% of patients infected with COVID)

Our Experience Is Vital To Winning Nursing Home Cases

For over 25 years, our attorneys have been holding nursing homes accountable for the harm that comes from their neglect. Ostroff Law is different from other firms because our team includes partners that have spent years defending nursing homes before joining Ostroff Law. We know how they think and what they do, and we can beat them at their own game.

How Common Is Nursing Home Abuse?

Sadly, nursing home abuse is much more common than most people realize:

  • According to the National Center on Elder Abuse in the United States, nearly one-third of all nursing homes in the United States are guilty of abusing their residents in some form
  • Two out of three elder abuse victims are women
  • Over 50% of nursing home staff have confidentially admitted to committing some form of abuse
  • Neglect is the failure to provide an elder’s basic life necessities, such as food, housing, medicine or hygiene and is usually more common than abuse in nursing homes

There are many forms of mistreatment that qualify as Abuse or Neglect, and there are many instances of abuse and neglect in nursing homes go unreported. Sometimes, this is because nursing home residents do not want to be a bother or do not want to trouble or worry about their family members or friends.

At other times, nursing home residents do not have the mental or emotional capacity to realize they are being abused, and therefore cannot report it. Sometimes they may not have the physical ability to report their abuse. Others may be afraid that if they say something, they could be subjected to retaliation, and the abuse could get even worse.

If you think something is wrong, reach out and let us investigate.

Contact Ostroff Injury Law

Nursing home residents have the right to live as comfortably as possible and to trust that staff members will treat them with respect. When a facility fails to provide expected living conditions or lets residents get hurt, they must take responsibility. We can help.

Schedule a free consultation with Ostroff Injury Law today if you suspect your loved one is suffering from elder abuse or neglect in a nursing home facility. During our initial conversation, we’ll listen to your story, explain your options, and go over the next steps to hold those parties accountable. Our firm never collects a fee unless we win a financial recovery

Frequently Asked Questions About Nursing Home Abuse

What does abuse look like in a nursing home?

Signs of nursing home abuse include (but are not limited to) the following:

• Bruises, scrapes and cuts
• Bedsores
• Evidence of restraint use
• Lack of interaction with other residents
• Poor hygiene
• Sudden and unexplained fear or other unusual behavior

When a nursing home staff member hurts your loved one, Ostroff Injury Law’s Nursing Home Abuse Attorneys will do what it takes to hold all parties responsible for their actions.

How do I know if what’s happening to my family member is considered abuse?

Abuse can take many forms in a nursing home facility, according to the National Research Council’s Panel to Review Risk and Prevalence of Elder Abuse and Neglect. Certified nursing assistants in a focus group study defined a variety of abusive actions, such as:

• Aggressiveness with a resident
• Handling a resident roughly
• Punching, slapping, hitting or kicking a resident
• Yelling at or speaking in a harsh tone to a resident
• Making threats or saying mean things

Sexual abuse is also a prevalent problem in nursing home facilities. However, abuse is not always physical. Emotional abuse, such as harassment, threats, or intimidation, can cause a resident to suffer mental distress and anguish. Abuse in any form is unacceptable. You know your family member, so you may have a feeling that something isn’t right. If your loved one may be suffering from abuse, we welcome you to give our firm a call for a free, no-obligation consultation. We can pursue the situation, get answers, and protect your family member’s rights. We do not collect a fee from our clients unless we take legal action and win.

How do I know if my family member’s caretakers are neglecting him/her?

It is difficult to list all forms of neglect. Simply put, if your family member is not receiving immediate and appropriate care and consideration in the nursing home facility, their caretakers could be acting neglectfully. As an example, certified nursing assistants identified several forms of neglect, some of which include:

• Ignoring bedfast residents
• Failing to provide prescribed wound care
• Not giving residents regular baths
• Failing to change residents in a timely fashion when they are incontinent
• Poor oral or dental care
Preventable falls

Residents who need assistance deserve to have help in a timely and respectful fashion. If you have a feeling that a caretaker is acting neglectfully, we welcome you to give our Nursing Home Negligence Lawyers a call for a free, no-obligation consultation. We can pursue the situation, get answers, and protect your family member’s rights. We do not collect a fee unless we take legal action and win.

What should I do first if I suspect abuse is occurring?

Call 9-1-1 or the police right away if your family member is in immediate, life-threatening danger. If the danger is not immediate but you suspect that elder abuse has occurred or is occurring, we welcome you to contact us for a free, no-obligation conversation about what is going on. We can help you figure out how to move forward and stop the abuse from happening. By reporting abuse, you can reduce the chances that it will happen again and that more residents will become victims. If a nursing home resident is being abused:

• Report any life-threatening emergencies by calling 911 or local law enforcement
• Contact the Adult Protective Services office to report suspected abuse
• Report abuse to the Long-Term Care Ombudsman
• Find more resources by calling the Eldercare Locator at 1-800-677-1116
• Reach out to a nursing home abuse lawyer in Pennsylvania to learn more about your legal rights

How can an attorney help me if I believe nursing home staff is abusing my family member?

It is often difficult to go up against companies alone when they are acting negligently. But an experienced lawyer knows how to find evidence and get answers. By taking legal action to hold the nursing home and its staff accountable for the abuse, you can be the voice of your loved one’s pain and help stop what is happening now and in the future. Your family member may also be due compensation for medical bills, living costs, and the pain and suffering, and we can help maximize that financial recovery. Our firm offers free initial consultations and we do not collect a fee unless we win. So, you’ve got nothing to lose by calling our firm.

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