Fighting for Victims of Nursing Home Injury

Although many illnesses faced by elders cannot be prevented or cured, a nursing home should be a place of serenity where the elderly receive the treatment they need to live out the remainder of their lives with dignity.

Sadly, many seniors become the victims of abuse or neglect in nursing homes and long-term care facilities. Attorney Douglas V. Stoehr believes that nursing home neglect and abuse is always preventable — and that it should never be tolerated.

If your loved one has become the victim of nursing home negligence or abuse, there are legal remedies available through the court system. Our central Pennsylvania law firm is dedicated to helping the elderly and their families take legal action in courts throughout western and central Pennsylvania.

Nursing Home Negligence and Abuse Comes in Many Forms

Nursing home abuse comes in many forms. It can be physical, emotional or sexual. Often, because the elderly have difficulty communicating their concerns, abuse can be difficult to detect until it has become a very serious problem. Some of the most common injuries and events caused by nursing home neglect and abuse are listed below:

  • Bed sores
  • Medication errors
  • Burns
  • Fractures and head injuries from falls
  • Misuse of physical and chemical restraints
  • Malnutrition
  • Dehydration
  • Untreated infections
  • Mismanagement of diabetes
  • Physical and sexual abuse
  • Wandering off

If you are interested in finding out the track record for a particular nursing home, information is available online. Federal government web sites provide you with specific information on nursing homes and allegations of negligence and abuse that have occurred there. Doing the research before you choose a home for your loved one can help prevent serious injuries.

Take Action Against Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect

If you believe your loved one is or has been a victim of neglect or abuse in a nursing home or assisted living facility, talking to an attorney is the best way to learn your options. To schedule a free initial consultation with Attorney Douglas V. Stoehr, contact our Altoona, Pennsylvania, law firm by calling 814-946-4100.

Home and hospital visits can be arranged. Evening and weekend hours are available for your convenience.