Neglect In Personal Care Homes

Pittsburgh Personal Care Home Neglect Lawyers

Fighting for Victims of Abuse & Neglect in Assisted Living Facilities

Nursing Home Abuse Personal care homes, also known as assisted living facilities or retirement homes, are not subjected to regulation by the federal government. In Pennsylvania and West Virginia, they are inspected and licensed by the Department of Public Welfare, and the Department of Health and Human Resources, respectively. They are not considered to be "medical facilities" in any sense, and they do not have to hire nurses or other medical staff.

Despite those limitations, many personal care homes that have been faced with the prospect of losing monthly income from residents who clearly need more care than they themselves have the resources or ability to provide completely drop the proverbial ball.

Residents themselves pay the price.

Lean on Our Experience. Call (844) 383-0565 Today.

At Robert Peirce & Associates, our Pittsburgh nursing home abuse lawyers handle personal injury and wrongful death lawsuits on behalf of individuals and families who have been victimized by abuse and neglect in assisted living facilities and personal care homes. Our firm was one of the first in this area to make cases of nursing home abuse and neglect a priority. In the decades since, we have successfully represented numerous clients in West Virginia, Ohio, and Western Pennsylvania litigation.

The result of all this is that our attorneys have developed a comprehensive understanding of the regulations governing these facilities and the ways in which they differ from nursing homes in terms of services and resident rights. They have learned how and where to look for the evidence needed to obtain results. And they have learned how to prepare and present that evidence in clear and compelling ways to opposing counsel, judges, and juries.

For a free consultation, contact us by e-mail, or call us at our Pittsburgh personal care home neglect attorneys at (844) 383-0565.

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Featured Case Results & Recent Victories 
  • Nursing Home Abuse $390,000

    A 79-year-old woman was dropped on the floor and broke both of her legs while being transferred by employees of a nursing home.

  • Bed Sores $340,000

    Plaintiff suffered a devastating Stage IV pressure ulcer from laying on a defective air mattress.

  • Nursing Home Abuse $325,000

    An 86-year-old mother died of a pressure ulcer and infection due to poor care.

  • Nursing Home Abuse $298,200

    Represented estate of West Virginia woman who suffered from a fall out of bed, thereby resulting in many broken bones and subsequent death.

  • Nursing Home Abuse $275,000

    An 85-year-old woman taking blood thinners falls out of a chair and strikes her head, resulting in a fatal subdural hematoma.

  • Nursing Home Abuse $275,000

    Our client died of complications of a C-2 fracture which resulted from the injuries she sustained when she was dropped from the lift by the nursing staff.

  • Nursing Home Abuse $270,000

    This family’s mother was allowed to suffer a pressure wound on her foot that was so poorly cared for by the nursing home staff that it eventually became infested with maggots.

  • Nursing Home Abuse $250,000

    An 84-year-old man suffered a fall in a nursing home because of poor care by the staff.

  • Nursing Home Abuse $250,000

    A man choked to death in the facility’s dining room but was returned to his bed to be found there by his family.

  • Failure to Diagnose $240,000

    A known diabetic upon admission, the facility failed to properly diagnose and treat our client’s lowered glucose levels with even the most basic nursing care.


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