No one looks forward to deciding to put a loved one in a nursing home. They are known as lonely places, depressing even. But with the tight regulations controlling the elder care industry, we can usually feel confident knowing our loved ones are safe and receiving quality care.
Unfortunately, though, laws and regulations do not always prevent nursing home abuse and neglect. Nursing home abuse and neglect happen more frequently than most would hope or assume. If your loved one suffered nursing home abuse or neglect in a Langhorne facility, a lawyer from Cordisco & Saile LLC can help you file a lawsuit and recover damages from the responsible party or parties.
We fight for the rights of older adults who have suffered mistreatment at the hands of a caregiver. We offer a free case evaluation and do not get paid until we recover money for you. To speak with a member of our team, call 215-642-2335 today.
We Help You Recover Damages for Any Nursing Home Abuse Suffered by Your Loved One
Nursing home abuse can occur in many ways. It does not always involve physical violence, nor are the signs always visible. Caregivers are bound by numerous professional standards to provide the highest level of treatment to older adults in their care. If they violate these standards, they could be liable for abuse or neglect.
The Langhorne, PA, nursing home abuse and neglect lawyers at Cordisco & Saile LLC can investigate any situation involving an older adult and a caregiver or skilled care facility. We will investigate all parties involved and determine the type of abuse or neglect that took place. Then we will help you take legal action and recover damages.
We have held caregivers and facilities liable and helped clients recover damages for the following types of nursing home abuse and more.
A caregiver should never make excessive physical contact with a resident. "Excessive physical contact" refers to more than obvious abuse such as hitting, kicking, or strangling. It can mean unnecessarily restraining a resident or handling them too roughly when trying to get them in or out of bed. This can lead to things like broken bones.
If you suspect that your loved one has suffered physical abuse, even if it is not apparent, we want to investigate it.
Though it may not leave a visible mark, emotional abuse can damage an older adult just as much as physical abuse can. It includes actions such as threats, intimidation, belittlement, and manipulation. We will take action against any party who has emotionally abused your loved one in a nursing facility.
If an older adult did not have a long list of needs, they were reliant upon others to take care of; they would not be in a nursing home in the first place. A caregiver or facility manager who does not meet all a resident's needs is guilty of neglect. These needs may include feeding, bathing, dressing, administering medication, and more.
A nursing home caregiver commits sexual abuse not only by making unwanted sexual contact with a resident but also by subjecting a resident to unwanted advances, comments, or jokes.
Financial abuse happens when a caregiver improperly tries to get gifts or money from a resident. The caregiver may steal from the resident, trick the resident into buying them gifts or giving them cash or convince the resident to add them as a credit card authorized user.
If your loved one has experienced any instance of abuse or neglect listed above, or another type of improper treatment in a nursing home, the Cordisco & Saile LLC team can help. For a free case evaluation, call us at 215-642-2335.
Call Us if You Notice Any Signs of Nursing Home Abuse or Neglect of Your Loved One
When your loved one enters a nursing home, you are their eyes and ears. Nursing home residents often suffer abuse or neglect in silence, either because they lack the mental faculties to explain what is happening to them (or even to be aware of it) or because they are afraid of the abuser, who is often someone on whom they are dependent.
When visiting your loved one, keep an eye out for any of the following:
- Unexplained physical injuries
- Personality changes
- Genital trauma
- Poor personal hygiene
- Fear of a certain caregiver
- Missing money
- Unexplained or unauthorized credit card charges
- Unexplained changes in medication
Even if you lack proof of abuse or neglect, it is better to speak up and be wrong than to remain silent and allow your loved one to keep suffering. If you have any suspicions at all, act. Our attorneys are waiting to speak with you. Call 215-642-2335 for a free consultation.
What to Do if You Suspect Nursing Home Abuse or Neglect
If you suspect your loved one is a victim of nursing home abuse or neglect, do the following:
- If you believe they are in immediate danger, call 911;
- Report your suspicions to the facility owner or manager (unless you think they are involved in the abuse);
- File a report with the Pennsylvania Department of Aging;
- Call 215-642-2335 for a free case evaluation with the Langhorne, PA, nursing home abuse attorneys at Cordisco & Saile LLC.
Let the Cordisco & Saile LLC Team Help You Recover Compensation
We help you recover damages on behalf of your loved one. You could have grounds to collect compensation for:
- Medical bills
- Lost wages
- Pain and suffering and inconvenience
- Emotional distress
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Scarring and disfigurement
The Statute of Limitations on Nursing Home Abuse or Neglect in Pennsylvania
The statute of limitations on nursing home abuse or neglect cases in Pennsylvania is two years. Our attorneys can file a quick lawsuit if needed to avoid having the statute run out on you. Call us at 215-642-2335 for a free consultation.
For a Free Nursing Home Abuse or Neglect Case Evaluation in Langhorne, PA, Call 215-642-2335 Today
The Cordisco & Saile LLC team can help you recover compensation for nursing home abuse of your loved one. We offer a free case evaluation and get paid only when we recover money for you. Call 215-642-2335 today.