Bowel Obstruction

Bowel Obstruction

Pittsburgh Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers

At Robert Peirce & Associates, our attorneys have significant experience representing clients in cases involving nursing home neglect throughout western Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Ohio. We understand how to evaluate and investigate these difficult cases, and we are passionate about obtaining the compensation and justice our clients deserve. If you are concerned about the care of your loved one in a nursing home or other personal care home facility, please call or contact our lawyers online for a free consultation.

Patients in nursing homes and other long-term care facilities are often unable to move without assistance, even to use the bathroom. While some elderly adults or people with certain medical conditions may be more prone to constipation than others, when a nursing home patient suffers from a bowel obstruction or fecal impaction, negligence on the part of the nursing home is often a contributing factor.

Pittsburgh Bowel Blockage Attorney

Symptoms of a partial or complete bowel obstruction may include abdominal pain, vomiting and bloating. If a bowel obstruction is left untreated, serious complications can occur and death may occur.

Understaffing in nursing homes is a serious issue that is not uncommon. With too few staff members available to make certain that each resident is getting the proper care, including bathroom assistance, proper diet, enemas and other treatment, patients can fall victim to neglect. Additionally, failure to review the medical history of patients and other quality control issues can lead to negligence and dangerous conditions in nursing homes.

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To discuss your concerns about the care of a loved one with a Pittsburgh bowel obstruction lawyer, call (844) 383-0565 or contact us online. We offer free initial consultations and bill on a contingency fee basis. You will only be asked to reimburse us for costs and fees if we are successful for you.

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