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Nursing home abuse is criminally under-reported nationwide.

Recent reports show that up to 1 in 4 cases of neglect or sexual or physical abuse in a nursing home went unreported. With a shrinking number of people who are qualified to take care of elderly patients in nursing home settings, and corporations increasingly taking over operations of such facilities, it has become harder and harder to verify that safety can be assured.

In a bid to maximize profit, staff can be cut back and individuals who lack the necessary skill set are increasingly being hired because they’re willing to accept lower salaries. That's a recipe for disaster, and it's why the Pennsylvania nursing home abuse attorneys at Handler, Henning & Rosenberg LLP want to help those who have been harmed by their nursing homes or caretakers.

Since 1922, our firm has assisted persons who have been injured due to neglect or negligence. Call (888) 498-3023 for more information about your legal options.

The Symptoms of Nursing Home Abuse

Vigilance is the most important thing as you begin investigating your loved one's care. Common signs of neglect or abuse are easy to confuse with other causes. However, other signs of care (like cleanliness) are obvious symptoms of neglect.

Common signs of nursing home abuse include:

  • Sudden weight loss
  • Lice, fleas, or dirt in residence
  • Bruises on the buttocks or groin
  • Foul odor or smell of waste
  • Untreated cuts or wounds
  • Sudden increase in sedation

If policies at the nursing home don't allow you to see your loved one alone, that is also a compelling red flag. If you perceive any mistreatment, complain as soon as possible to the management—if treatment gets worse, remove your loved one from the home.

Pennsylvania Bedsores Attorney

Bedsores are one of the surest signs of neglect and are a type of abuse unto themselves. Also known as pressure ulcers or pressure sores, bedsores are wounds that are formed when someone has been lying in the same position for weeks at a time. Bedsores are potentially life-threatening wounds that eat away at the deep tissue of the flesh, causing serious injury to elderly victims.

The stages of a bedsore are four-fold:

  • Stage 1: Red mark on the skin
  • Stage 2: Blister or sore
  • Stage 3: Deep purple bruise (soft to the touch)
  • Stage 4: Open wound (life-threatening)

Catching signs of a bedsore early is vital to protecting your loved one's health. If your loved one has contracted a bedsore of any kind, do not hesitate: take them out of the nursing home immediately and call our elder abuse lawyers as soon as possible.

Recovering from Nursing Home Neglect

We do not back down from holding these parties responsible. Several local nursing homes are currently facing litigation filed by our law firm for acts of neglect and abuse. The Pennsylvania Attorney General is also involved in the investigation. Our work has ensured that our elderly clients will be able to afford high-quality, loving care that they should have received in the first place.

Nursing home abuse claims can help victims recover damages including:

  • Mental and emotional harm
  • Financial losses from fraud or extortion
  • Cost of medical treatment
  • Cost of care necessitated by the abuse
  • Punitive damages

Following the discovery of abuse, victims are entitled to receive financial damages from those who have inflicted harm. Whether it be a staff member who abused their status within the care facility or a relative who used scare tactics or outright lies to take advantage of powers of attorney, the victim deserves recompense for what they’ve been put through.

PA Nursing Home Rankings

We see too many cases of elder abuse and suffering that may have been avoided. We urge you to do your research before selecting a nursing home to be sure your loved one is well taken care of, or consider alternatives to nursing homes. Here are two useful resources for how local nursing home facilities are ranked, including what criteria was used to determine the rankings.

Medicare Nursing Home Compare Pennsylvania Nursing Home Rankings
Nursing Home Compare allows consumers to compare information about nursing homes. It contains quality of care information on every Medicare and Medicaid-certified nursing home in the country, including over 15,000 nationwide.

US News Health Nursing Home
Ratings are from the federal Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services for their overall performance in health inspections, nurse staffing and quality of medical care. About 25 percent of all nursing homes in Pennsylvania earned an overall five-star rating.

Helping the Injured in Harrisburg, Lancaster, Carlisle, Hanover, & York

Has a loved one suffered elder abuse ? If so, realize you’re not alone. It’s estimated that 240,000 instances of elder abuse take place every year in the U.S. Victims, even when they're eventually rescued, are three times more likely to die within a few years. These crimes have a real and devastating effect on victims, and recovering from abuse shouldn't cost the victims a single penny.

Those who have been put in such a terrible situation deserve a lawyer they can trust, who will fight for them to recover emotionally and financially.

At Handler, Henning & Rosenberg, we believe those who were afflicted by nursing home abuse deserve someone who will both protect their legal rights and provide frequent answers about what’s going on with their case. Since the mobility of victims of this type of incident can often be compromised, we will come to you when the circumstances require a face-to-face meeting. We’re committed to our clients, and we’ll do whatever we can within the means of the law to help you. Our firm has been helping people in Pennsylvania since 1922. We have always been based in Harrisburg, with offices in Lancaster, York, Carlisle, and Hanover. We serve all of Eastern Pennsylvania, including Chambersburg, Lebanon, Lewistown, Shippensburg, and Waynesboro.

Contact Handler, Henning & Rosenberg LLC immediately for a free case evaluation.

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Managing Partner at Handler, Henning & Rosenberg LLC, David H Rosenberg is a dedicated legal professional who brings years of invaluable experience to our firm. He represents seriously injured individuals and their family members in personal injury and wrongful death cases. Meet David H Rosenberg
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Matthew P. Rosenberg is a Partner at Handler, Henning & Rosenberg who contributes unrelenting passion for his clients and fearlessness when it comes to taking on big insurance companies and powerful employers. His primary areas of practice are motor vehicle accidents and wrongful death. Meet Matthew P. Rosenberg
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As a Partner at Handler, Henning & Rosenberg, Attorney Crosby brings to the firm a meticulous approach to personal injury law – one obtained over more than 20 years in practice, and one diligently taught as a lecturer for the Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association. Meet Matthew S. Crosby
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Attorney Anner is a Partner at Handler, Henning & Rosenberg who contributes fresh and valuable knowledge from her past education in nursing and business school. Attorney Anner’s primary areas of focus include Social Security disability and worker’s compensation. Meet Carolyn Anner
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Attorney Reedy is a distinguished worker’s compensation attorney fighting for the rights of those injured on the job. He also contributes outstanding work in the representation of victims of car accidents, motorcycle accidents, truck accidents, and pedestrian accidents. Meet Adam G. Reedy
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Attorney Spears brings more than 15 years of legal experience to the firm and to each and every one of the plaintiffs he represents. As a devoted advocate for the wrongfully injured, Attorney Spears primarily handles cases involved with negligence, motor vehicle accidents, and defective medical devices. Meet Andrew C. Spears
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Attorney Lutz’s decorated legal career is fueled by his Pennsylvania nativity and passion in fighting for the residents of his state when wrongfully injured. He has published several books on auto accident law and in his career has won millions of dollars for several individual plaintiffs. Meet David L. Lutz
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Attorney Watson is a key team member at Handler, Henning & Rosenberg contributing invaluable past knowledges pertaining to the inner workings of insurance companies. He now uses this to successfully represent his clients in worker’s compensation, car accidents, and premises liability cases. Meet J. Jeffrey Watson
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Attorney Marzzacco has been individually recognized for her achievement in worker’s compensation law, but now focuses her efforts toward defending the victims of big pharmaceuticals who have wrongfully been injured and even killed from bad prescription drugs and dangerous medical devices. Meet Jordan Marzzacco
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Attorney Wartman has worked at our firm since law school, where he initially demonstrated his passion for representing victims of bad pharmaceuticals and medical devices. Since stepping through our doors, he has done nothing but fight vigorously for victims of these injustices. Meet Jordan Wartman
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Attorney Held has over 20 years of legal experience fueling the work he provides for victims of negligence and wrong-doing. His areas of practice include workplace injuries, nursing home abuse, defective products, car accidents, and premises liability. Meet Stephen G. Held
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