Pennsylvania Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer
Joseph Monaco, Second Generation Trial Lawyer
Call me at 215-546-3166
Baby boomers are aging and with that comes an upward trend in our elderly population. And with this increased population, comes an ever increasing demand for more and more healthcare services including long-term care facilities. When your loved one reaches a point of dependency where they are no longer able to care for themselves, the tough decision on whether they should be placed in a nursing home has to be made. Though difficult, sometimes you simply have no other options. A nursing home is there to provide skilled care to your loved one but, unfortunately, they are there to make a profit. With that as the goal, sometimes corners are cut which leads to reduced or untrained staff. Time and time again this results in needless harm to our most vulnerable. If you believe your loved one has been wrongfully injured or killed in a Pennsylvania Nursing Home, call me, Joseph Monaco, to learn your rights from a Pennsylvania Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer.
Harm to loved ones can be caused by neglect or abuse in a Pennsylvania Nursing Home including:
- Physical abuse including bruises, pressure marks, broken bones and lacerations
- Emotional abuse includes unexplained withdrawal from activities and unusual depression
- Neglect includes unattended medical needs, poor hygiene and unusual weight loss
- Verbal abuse includes belittling others, threats and other uses of power and control
- Exploitation includes sudden changes in financial situations
- Sexual abuse includes bruises around the breasts or genital area
There are over 2.2 million citizens aged 65 or older in Pennsylvania. By 2030, 29% of Pennsylvania’s population will be over 60 years of age. This aging population does not bode well for our most vulnerable family members. There will be more and more pressure to cut corners to increase nursing home profits.
When bad things happen, family members look for answers. However, the nursing home or other long term care facility staff are taught to clam up when something goes wrong. This leads to more mistrust. Often, the only way to get answers is to hire a Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer. Call me Toll-Free at 1-855-Joe-Legal for a Free Consultation. I will try my best to answer your questions and guide you through the claim process. Remember, pursing a lawsuit will not only allow your family to achieve just but it will also help prevent others from suffering the same fate.
Nursing home cases are usually based in negligence. Given such, the statute of limitations, which is the time you have to file a lawsuit, is two years under Pennsylvania Law. However, it is prudent to hire me as soon as possible before evidence is lost or destroyed. Tee preservation of evidence could be the difference between winning or losing.