Long-term care facilities promise to take care of our loved one as well as you do. At least that's what they say in the brochures and the interviews. Unfortunately, the staffing and the standard of care often fall short.
Based in New Castle, the law firm of Luxenberg, Garbett, Kelly & George, P.C., holds nursing homes and their staff accountable for medical negligence, neglect or abuse. If your elderly parent or family member suffered injury, became suddenly ill, complained of abuse or died while in nursing care, let us evaluate your possible claim for damages.
Do You Suspect Nursing Home Negligence Or Abuse?
Arrange a free consultation at 800-655-3870. We take cases in Lawrence County and surrounding counties of northwestern Pennsylvania.
Both state and federal laws protect nursing home residents, but millions of older Americans are subjected to substandard care on a daily basis. Our board-certified trial attorneys have recovered compensation in cases of almost unbelievable mistreatment.
Case example: A 78-year-old woman who had wandered off the premises on previous occasions slipped away again and was raped by a visitor who had been escorted off the grounds just days earlier. We obtained a six-figure settlement for the utter negligence in failing to protect the woman from herself and others. Our investigation also revealed multiple violations of federal rules governing nursing home care.
Not all nursing home negligence is so egregious, but our clients have suffered serious harm relating to:
- Falling accidents from lack of assistance
- Falls from beds for lack of rails or restraints
- Bedsores from neglect or bad mattresses
- Injuries during transfer
- Excessive restraints or oversedation
- Emotional abuse or punishment
- Physical abuse or unexplained injury
- Unexpected or wrongful death
- Medication errors
- Failure to diagnose and treat illness
- Inadequate security and supervision
- Sexual assault by staff, visitors or residents
We obtain patient records and have cases examined by a forensic nurse who can advise what standards of care were broken. Our investigation includes interviews and depositions of the victim, other residents and staff members; criminal and employment history of implicated staffers; and similar abuse or neglect claims against the facility or administrators.
Contact Our Nursing Home Negligence Lawyers In Western Pennsylvania
Your family member's interests are protected when Luxenberg, Garbett, Kelly & George takes the case. Contact us today for a free case evaluation to find out how we can help stop the abuse and pursue damages. Call 800-655-3870.