Pittsburgh Nursing Home Negligence Lawyers
According to the National Center on Elder Abuse, at least one out of every 10 senior citizens faces abuse or neglect in their care facility every year. As shocking as this statistic is, the NCEA reports that the real scope of the problem is unknown due to issues collecting data from victims of abuse who do not possess the capacity to discuss their treatment or are simply afraid to do so.
Families whose loved ones have experienced mistreatment don’t need statistics, they need swift and effective legal representation. The Pittsburgh nursing home lawyers at Hal Waldman and Associates are here to help your family during this tragic time. We will take immediate action to protect your loved one against further abuse and fight tirelessly to see that all responsible parties are held accountable for their actions.
To speak with one of our Pittsburgh nursing home attorneys, please call (412) 338-1000 today.
Identifying Abuse and Neglect
The mistreatment of nursing home residents takes many forms, all of which may have lasting consequences. This makes it important to know how to identify signs of abuse and neglect.
You should immediately contact Hal Waldman and Associates if you notice:
- Signs of physical abuse such as unexplained injury
- Signs of sexual abuse including STDs and bruises around genitalia
- Weight loss, skin thinning, and other signs of malnutrition and dehydration
- Bed sores, poor hygiene, or similar indications of neglect
These signs of abuse and neglect are commonly accompanied by emotional and behavioral changes such as adopting new habits, withdrawal from the nursing home community, and visible discomfort around nursing home staff.
Why Choose Our Nursing Home Abuse Attorneys
Hal Waldman is both a nursing home attorney and the former owner of an assisted living facility – a combination that gives our firm unique insight into these often complex and heartbreaking cases. Strongly dedicated to helping victims of mistreatment get justice, our lawyers are prepared to take decisive action to protect your loved one and ensure dignity and safety are restored.
To schedule a free consultation at our Pittsburgh office, please contact Hal Waldman and Associates online or call (412) 338-1000 today. We represent victims of nursing home abuse and neglect throughout Southwestern Pennsylvania.