Pittsburgh Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer
Personal Injury and Wrongful Death Attorney Helping Those Who Have Suffered Abuse or Negligence in Nursing Homes Throughout Western Pennsylvania
Nursing home negligence and abuse are unfortunately common. Seniors living (or spending extended periods of time) in nursing home facilities are particularly vulnerable to abuse, as they may be socially isolated or otherwise lack access to support services through which to report their mistreatment. In many nursing home negligence and abuse cases, it is the friends and family of the injured senior who first recognize signs of abuse and neglect.
All too often, nursing home facilities do not provide any explanation or additional information as to the specifics of a resident’s injuries. Understanding the “why,” “what,” and “how” of nursing home negligence and abuse, therefore, requires a great deal of independent investigation. At the Law Office of Mark A. Smith, lead Attorney Smith — and when necessary, other investigators experts — will thoroughly explore the negligence and abuse claims on behalf of your family to determine the details of the injury and its occurrence.
As nursing home negligence and abuse cases can involve a range of complex issues (including, but not limited to, the investigation barrier), it is essential to seek a professional consultation to discuss your case-specific concerns. To get connected today with a personal injury attorney, call The Law Office of Mark A. Smith at (412) 567-9598 for a free consultation.
Recognizing Neglect and Abuse
It’s critical that friends and family members of nursing home residents pay attention to the physical and mental health of their loved one to ensure that neglect and abuse are not taking place.
Common signs of neglect and abuse in the nursing home context include:
- Bed sores
- Weight loss
- Unexpected emotional distress
- Malnutrition and general health deterioration
- Nausea, diarrhea, and other symptoms potentially related to medication errors
- Poor hygiene
Nursing Home Negligence and Abuse Situations
Nursing home mistreatment can range from negligence to intentional abuse targeting your loved one. Such mistreatment includes:
- Failure to provide basic necessities (i.e., food, water, medical care, etc.)
- Failure to provide a safe and hygienic environment
- Error-prone provision of services (i.e., food lacking in nutrition or irregular food
- service, medical errors, etc.)
- Improper maintenance of facilities
- Failure to supervise violent or otherwise risky co-residents
- Sexual exploitation
- Financial exploitation
- Physical abuse
- Emotional abuse
Contact The Law Office of Mark A. Smith Today To Discuss Your Case in Allegheny County
If you suspect that your loved one has been exposed to nursing home negligence or abuse, they may be entitled to recover damages as compensation for their various injuries.
Nursing home negligence and abuse lawsuits can be rather complex and involve a number of different parties. As such, you’ll want to work with a capable, experienced, and friendly attorney who is willing to make himself available for any questions and concerns you may have throughout the litigation process. Mark Smith has more than 23 years of legal experience and has successfully litigated numerous nursing home negligence cases in the past.
Personalized and Caring Legal Representation You Can Trust For Over 23 Years
Attorney Mark A. Smith has been helping injury and abuse victims in plaintiff litigation for over 15 years, and is always open to representing those who have suffered harm due to the negligence of others.
Most injury attorneys do not prioritize communication with their clients, leaving them in the dark for months at a time. Attorney Smith, on the other hand, will invest the time necessary to help you understand the law relating to your case, and is happy to address any questions or concerns you may have throughout the litigation process. Please call (412) 567-9598 or complete our online contact form to setup a free consultation.