Nursing Home Resident Rights

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Experienced Lawyers for Victims of Nursing Home Abuse in Western Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Ohio

At Robert Peirce & Associates, we've been committed to protecting the rights of nursing home residents and to fighting for justice and compensation in these cases for decades. As a result, we've developed the knowledge and resources it takes to investigate, prepare and prevail on these claims in and out of court.

For a free consultation regarding your nursing home abuse concerns, please don't hesitate to call or contact our firm today. We can help.

Nursing home resident rights include:

  • The right to be informed in writing of your rights, and of the policies and procedures in place at the facility
  • The right to know about the services to be provided and any charges that you will be billed for
  • The right to receive information about your medical condition
  • The right to participate in your own care, including the right to refuse treatment
  • The right to choose your own physician and to use the pharmacy of your choice
  • The right to have your personal and medical records treated as confidential
  • The right to manage your own personal finances
  • The right to privacy
  • The right to be treated with dignity and respect
  • The right to use your own clothing and possessions
  • The right to be free from mental, physical or sexual abuse
  • The right to be free from exploitation, neglect or involuntary seclusion
  • The right to be free from physical and chemical restraints not authorized in writing by a doctor, of unspecified duration, and not necessary to prevent injury to self or others
  • The right to voice grievances without retaliation
  • The right not to be transferred or discharged, except for medical reasons, your own welfare or that of another resident, non-payment, or if the home ceases to operate
  • The right to have or refuse any visitors

In every state, residents who feel as though their rights have been violated or that they have been the victim of nursing home abuse can contact an attorney or a state-appointed advocate known as the ombudsman for help with these issues.

For information on Pennsylvania ombudsmen, contact the Pennsylvania Department of Aging at 717-783-7096. In West Virginia, ombudsman information can be obtained by calling the West Virginia Bureau of Senior Services in Charleston at 304-558-3317.

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If you feel that your rights or the rights of someone you love have been violated by a care provider, contact us by e-mail, or call us at either of our two Pittsburgh office numbers: 412-281-7229 or 866-273-1941. All nursing home abuse consultations are provided free of charge and carry no obligation.

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