Millions of Americans rely on nursing homes to keep their loved ones safe and healthy in their older age. However, you need to secure a Pittsburgh nursing home abuse attorney if your loved one has been mistreated or neglected.
At Shenderovich, Shenderovich & Fishman, we are ready to get to work. If your loved one has been abused or neglected in a nursing home, we will investigate and move to secure the compensation you deserve.
There is a lack of research when it comes to elder abuse in the United States, but nearly every safety and watchdog agency agrees that it is prevalent. While most nursing homes and staff do their jobs well and with compassion, elder abuse occurs with alarming regularity.
The Centers for Disease Control says that elder abuse is “an act or failure to act that causes or creates risk of harm to an older adult.” Elder abuse takes many forms and includes:
If you have a loved one in a nursing home, be sure to visit as often as possible. When you do visit, you need to look for certain signs and symptoms of the abuses discussed above. This includes:
If you notice any of these, particularly signs of physical or sexual abuse, get the police involved and work to remove your loved one from a dangerous situation.
If you discover that your loved one has suffered from abuse or neglect in a nursing home, you need to seek legal assistance as soon as possible. This kind of behavior is never okay. The knowledgeable and experienced team at Shenderovich, Shenderovich & Fishman will get to work investigating your case today. The goal is to secure the compensation you and your loved one deserve for what has happened, including: