Nursing Home Negligence
If a family member or friend may be a victim of nursing home abuse and you need a lawyer...turn to Kimmel Carter.
Institutional abuse can include physical, sexual, and emotional abuse of an elderly person by caregivers. Some examples include:
- Unreasonable restraint
- Physical abuse, such as beating, choking, or burning
- Inappropriate drugging
- Sexual battery or forced nudity
- Verbal harassment and intimidation
Caregivers can also be guilty of neglect by failing to provide adequate assistance to a senior citizen in their care. Neglect may involve lack of supervision or denial of basic needs such as food, water, and clothing. It can lead to dehydration, malnutrition, and physical injuries like bruising and broken bones.
We at Kimmel Carter know how difficult it is to see a family member or other loved one suffer under the care of abusive or neglectful nursing staff. Our attorneys are familiar with the federal and state laws that protect residents of nursing facilities and ensure their safety. If a nursing home is found to be negligent or abusive, the victim—and/or his or her family—is entitled to monetary compensation. The nursing home may also lose its certification for failing to provide satisfactory care to its residents. We will work diligently to form a successful case against the negligent parties, securing the maximum compensation to which you are entitled.
To learn more about nursing home negligence, read Larry Kimmel's article, "Nursing Home Negligence Cases on the Rise in the Delaware Valley," as seen in the July 2006 Pennsylvania Law Weekly Health Care Section.
If you suspect your loved one is currently suffering abuse or neglect in a nursing home, CONTACT US ONLINE or CALL US AT 302-565-6100 TO ARRANGE A FREE CONSULTATION.