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September 2014 Archives

Legal help for nursing home abuse victims

Corporations are making it harder and harder to hold individuals accountable for nursing home abuse. Indeed, elder care providers rake in massive profits and they have a great deal of financial resources available to litigate and defend themselves against charges in court. When a nursing home is accused of nursing home abuse, these resources are used to try and defeat the injured and abused victim they have harmed.

Veterans who get SSDI can expect payment increases next year

Social Security Disability Insurance, or SSDI, is helpful for those who can't go back to work due to incapacitating injuries or illnesses in Pennsylvania. Veterans who receive SSDI benefits may particularly be pleased to learn that they will receive a new cost-of-living boost starting in December. This increase comes after Congress sent legislation to U.S. President Obama regarding it.

Neglect by home health aides led to falling accidents

When a family member is in need of long-term elder care, many families struggle with the decision to place him or her into a residential facility. Fearful of nursing home abuse or neglect, and often in accordance with the individual's own wishes, some Pennsylvania families choose to hire home health workers to provide the care and support needed by their loved one. Unfortunately, abuse and neglect can occur in this type of setting as well, as evidenced by a recent lawsuit in which one family claims that workers failed to both prevent or properly respond to multiple falling accidents.

The SSD claim process and appealing denied applications

A Pennsylvania resident who applies for Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits has no guarantee of qualifying. Indeed, the process of applying for SSD benefits can be frustrating, especially since most people who apply for them are in desperate need of financial assistance. Robert Peirce & Associates, P.C., is here to help. Our attorneys are experienced at representing individuals seeking to qualify for Social Security Disability benefits, and we can help to increase your chances of success.

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