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Attorneys Who Advocate For The Safety Of Your Loved One

Elder abuse exploits vulnerable individuals who can’t protect themselves or may not be aware of what’s happening. Even people who have carefully planned for future care needs may be vulnerable to neglect if they are placed in an understaffed, underfunded or poorly managed facility. However, a long-term care facility’s shortcomings should not result in harm. Abuse should never be tolerated. Legal action can bring both emotional and financial relief.

If your aging or disabled loved one has experienced abuse, we can help you pursue compensation for losses, including:

  • Medical costs
  • Nursing home and other care facility payments
  • Legal fees

Our attorneys may also be able to help you recover damages related to emotional distress and other non-financial losses. When injuries are fatal, our lawyers are prepared to bring a wrongful death claim. We have the resources and experience to advocate for you and your family so that you can focus on recovery.

Recognizing Nursing Home Abuse and Elder Neglect

Elder abuse can happen in nursing homes, assisted living facilities, hospitals, rehabilitation centers, personal care homes and older people’s own private homes. If caregiving personnel prevent communication with family members, this may indicate that something is wrong. Common cases we see involve:

  • Bedsores or pressure sores
  • Dehydration
  • Malnutrition or weight loss
  • Wandering off
  • Injuries resulting from falls
  • Sepsis
  • Medication errors
  • Physical, sexual or verbal abuse

Elder abuse can go beyond physical neglect. It can also involve emotional or psychological manipulation. Whatever the circumstances, we can be your trusted advocate for the health and wellbeing of your aging family members.

Creating Meaningful Relationships With Our Clients

We’ve represented clients in elder law cases for 35 years, building trusting relationships. Many have come back to us time and again for legal services. With access to doctors and other professionals who can give expert testimony, we are here to conduct a thorough investigation into your loved one’s case. We will work hard in pursuit of justice on your behalf.

Ready To Help Wherever You Are

Our four office locations and 15 attorneys mean we can find the right person to represent you close to home. We offer free consultations, and you won’t owe us legal fees unless we obtain compensation for you. If your elderly loved one has suffered injury in a long-term care setting, please call our Greensburg office today at 888-534-6016 to discuss your case or fill out our online form.