If you or a loved one has been injured as the result of Pennsylvania nursing home abuse or neglect, you may be able to file a personal injury lawsuit against the nursing home to receive financial compensation for your medical bills, ongoing care, funeral expenses, or real instances of pain and emotional suffering. The doctrine of corporate negligence may become a crucial part of your success in the legal process.
Pennsylvania Law States Nursing Homes Can Be Held Liable
Under a 2013 expansion of Pennsylvania law, the companies which run for-profit nursing homes may now be held liable for the decisions they make in funding, staffing, and operating nursing homes pursuant to the doctrine of corporate negligence. This means that if you or a loved one has been injured as the result of neglect or abuse, you may be able to recover compensation even if there is not an easy-to-find single source of the injuries.
Understaffed, Overwhelmed Nurses and Care Providers
Nursing homes, like many businesses, are operated to maximize profits. While there is nothing inherently wrong with for-profit companies, this situation can take a turn for the worst when greedy corporations seek to get every last penny out of their operations. In many instances, these corporations make crucial decisions which leave patients without adequate nutrition, needed assistance from overwhelmed on-staff nurses, or simple protections from slip-and-fall dangers in the building.
We Are PA Nursing Home Abuse & Elder Neglect Attorneys
Too often in the past, the corporations which run for-profit nursing homes were able to hide behind their own ineptitude and keep people from receiving the financial compensation they deserved. Now, the legal theory of corporate negligence allows these same people-who have been harmed by the negligence of nursing homes-receive the compensation they deserve. A qualified and experienced Pennsylvania nursing home abuse and neglect attorney can guide you through the process of determining whether you have a claim to take action and ensure your loved ones are cared for.
Offices in Harrisburg, York, Lancaster Serving Lebanon and All of Pennsylvania
The Harrisburg/York/Lebanon/Lancaster nursing home abuse attorneys at Handler, Henning & Rosenberg can help you through each step of the process of bringing a negligence or abuse lawsuit against the nursing home that is responsible for the injuries or even death of your loved one. Call us today at 800.461.4140, use our live chat service, or fill out the online form and we will contact you regarding an initial consultation as soon as possible.