Pennsylvania Nursing Home Abuse Attorney
Protecting the Rights of Victims throughout Pennsylvania
Millions of elderly Americans reside in nursing homes or assisted living homes. Pennsylvania specifically is one of the nation's "oldest states" with an estimated 16 percent of the population over 65 years of age. Unfortunately, this population is not safe from the reaches of abuse. Although nursing homes are strictly regulated by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, nursing homes often suffer from a lack of staff or other less-than-ideal conditions. Circumstances such as these can often lead to abuse.
If you or a loved one has suffered abuse or neglect in a nursing home, you should contact an attorney immediately to discuss your legal options. Filing a lawsuit not only protects yourself, but also protects others from suffering similar abuse in the future. Contact Metzger Wickersham today at (888) 286-2850 to discuss your case. Your initial case review is free of charge.
Signs of Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect
- Bedsores (pressure ulcers)
- Unexplained injuries in various stages of healing
- Withdrawn, anxious, or depressed behavior
- Dehydration and/or malnutrition
- Sudden weight loss
- Instances of wandering/elopement
- Poor hygiene
- Unsanitary living conditions
Bedsore Attorney in Pennsylvania
Bedsores are almost always a sign of neglect. Also called pressure ulcers, bedsores result when bedridden patients are not regularly turned in their beds. When patients are left to lie in the same position for too long without movement, the prolonged pressure on their skin can cause the skin to deteriorate. This wound can become infected and cause serious, potentially life-threatening injury, not to mention extreme discomfort and pain.
It is unacceptable for patients to suffer this kind of injury in a facility where they should be receiving attentive care. If you or your loved one has suffered a bedsore due to neglect, call Metzger Wickersham as soon as possible to discuss your eligibility to pursue compensation for a nursing facility’s negligence.
Harrisburg Nursing Home Abuse Attorneys Serving All Pennsylvania
At Metzger Wickersham, our capable Harrisburg nursing home abuse lawyers have experience in handling a wide variety of nursing home abuse cases. We are backed by a tradition of excellence dating to the 1880's, the resources of a large firm, and the care and attention provided by our attorneys and our extensive legal staff. Clients trust that we are going to devote the resources necessary to their case. We strive to go above and beyond our clients' expectations and help them move on from a difficult chapter in their life.
To learn more about your options, call us today at (888) 286-2850. We're available 24/7 to take your calls and offer completely free case evaluations to get you started.