Wandering & Elopement

Nursing Home Negligence: Wandering & Elopement

Pittsburgh Nursing Home Abuse Attorneys Fighting Against Negligence

You entrusted the care of a loved one to a nursing home facility for a reason. The facility is supposed to provide the attention, care, and services that a family member so desperately needs. Nursing home providers take on the responsibility of ensuring safety, and they are obligated by state and federal regulations to meet specific professional standards.

A nursing home that fails to monitor its residents can be held liable if a resident is injured as a result.

At Robert Peirce & Associates, P.C., our Pittsburgh nursing home abuse attorneys make nursing home neglect and abuse cases a priority and put a proven record and extensive experience behind clients in Western Pennsylvania and adjacent communities in West Virginia and Ohio.

Wandering & Elopement Cases

Wandering and elopement cases usually involve a resident, most often a cognitively impaired individual who should have been under surveillance. While outside the nursing home facility, the resident may suffer a personal injury or fatal accident because of the nursing home's failure to monitor the resident or take simple steps to prevent elopement.

Residents suffering from Alzheimer's disease, dementia, and other similar cognitive illnesses can act in unpredictable ways, requiring a professional level of attention. Particularly where individuals have shown a history of wandering, a nursing home's failure to monitor, whether as a result of neglect or understaffing, is not acceptable.

If you suspect that your loved one has suffered because of negligence, our Pittsburgh injury attorneys can review your case and provide clear and effective guidance. If you have a wandering and elopement case, we work to recover damages and hold the right people responsible.

Exposing Malpractice, Neglect & Abuse

There are countless reasons that a resident might not be properly monitored or receive proper care. Unfortunately, the fight against nursing homes that negligently monitor their residents is a continuing effort, and failure to monitor is often just one piece of a larger puzzle.

To lean on our experience in the law, call (844) 383-0565 or contact us online. Schedule your free consultation today and find out how we can help you expose and stop neglect.

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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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