Norristown Nursing Home Abuse Attorney
Nursing home abuse is more common than we realize. While accurate statistics can be difficult to collect, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that approximately 1 in 10 older adults experiences some form of elder abuse in the United States. If you have a loved one living in a nursing home facility and he or she exhibits signs of abuse, he or she deserves justice.
Rosenbaum & Associates represents the best interests of Norristown elders in their lawsuits against abusive nursing homes and staff members. Our lawyers can advocate for your loved one’s right to compensation in the courtroom and at the negotiating table. If you or your family have experienced nursing home abuse or negligence, our Norristown nursing home abuse attorneys can help. Contact our law firm for free consultations are available.
Why Choose Us?
- Nursing home abuse cases require significant evidence. Our firm has developed relationships with top expert witnesses, including medical doctors, who can testify on your loved one’s behalf.
- We understand that legal representation is often expensive — that’s why we operate on a contingency fee basis. If we do not secure a settlement, we will not charge legal fees.
- Our attorneys have recovered millions of dollars for our clients, and we obtained these results through hard work, years of experience, and a passion to fight for maximum recovery
What Is Nursing Home Abuse?
Nursing home abuse may involve any violent action by an abuser to cause an elderly person harm. This harm may be physical, but emotional and financial damage can occur as well. Some of the most common types of nursing home abuse include the following.
- Physical abuse: the intentional infliction of pain or injury through a number of violent acts, from kicking and shoving to slapping and burning
- Sexual abuse: any type of unwanted, non-consensual sexual contact
- Financial exploitation: the misuse of an elder person’s funds, personal property, or assets, such as stealing money, forging checks, or changing a will
- Neglect: the failure to provide basic care, denying access to food, water, clean clothes and bedding, healthcare, and comfort
- Psychological abuse: the use of verbal or non-verbal acts to cause emotional harm or distress, such as bullying, yelling, or intimidation
How to Prove a Nursing Home Abuse Lawsuit
In Pennsylvania, your loved one has the right to collect financial compensation if he or she is the victim of nursing home abuse. Since nursing homes are liable for the actions of their employees, you can file a civil lawsuit against the facility to collect these funds.
To establish your loved one’s right to compensation, you will need to prove three important facts.
- Duty: The nursing home owed your loved one a duty to provide care.
- Deviation: The nursing home failed to uphold this duty of care.
- Direct causation: Your loved one suffered physical, financial, and/or emotional injuries as a result of this deviation of care
You can pursue a civil lawsuit while filing criminal charges against the person responsible for the abuse. The Norristown nursing home abuse attorneys at Rosenbaum & Associates can walk you through your legal options, as well as gather evidence and resources to prove the above elements of negligence.
Contact Rosenbaum & Associates Today
If you believe that your loved one is the victim of nursing home abuse, you need an attorney on your side. The Norristown nursing home abuse lawyers at Rosenbaum & Associates will advocate aggressively for your loved one’s right to recovery. Our attorneys have the tools and skills you need to achieve justice.