We can neglect our cars and our houses, and we can neglect our job duties. Perhaps, this kind of neglect is forgivable, but when we neglect other human beings, it is completely inappropriate and wrong -- especially when it is our express responsibility to care for them. Unfortunately, this type of neglect happens every single day in nursing homes in Pennsylvania and throughout the nation. Falling accidents, bed sores, emotional abuse, pressure ulcers and dehydration are just some of the many injurious -- and often fatal -- results of nursing home neglect.
Robert Peirce & Associates, PC, is located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and we have made it our mission to help individuals who have been victimized by nursing home neglect to seek the financial restitution they deserve. We also help the family members of individuals who have died as a result of nursing home neglect in pursuing wrongful death claims relating to the loss of their loved ones. The fact is, this kind of neglect and abuse cannot be permitted, and the only way we can put a dent in it is to hold those responsible for such neglect fully accountable for their actions under the law.
Readers of this blog may be interested to hear that Robert Peirce & Associates, PC, was the first law firm to obtain an appellate court decision that permitted federal (§1983) actions with regard to the activities of county nursing homes. We have also handled numerous nursing home neglect cases involving a wide variety of injuries. Some of the most common injuries and signs of nursing home neglect include bed sores, pressure ulcers, malnutrition and dehydration. Other signs include wandering, medication errors, broken bones and even evidence of sexual assault.
If you are worried that your loved one is being victimized by nursing home neglect, there may be a reason for your concern. At the first sign of any of the above conditions -- such as bed sores, dehydration or pressure ulcers -- Pennsylvania residents should be on alert. If you have any questions about your loved one's condition and treatment at his or her nursing home, contact Robert Peirce & Associates, PC, for an appointment today.