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Nursing home abuse is criminally underreported 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 personal injury 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—for example, moodiness is both a sign of physical abuse and dementia. 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 (or they do not seem at ease or able to speak freely), that is also a compelling red flag. If you perceive any potential mistreatment, complain as soon as possible to the management—if treatment gets worse, remove your loved one from the nursing 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 the signs of a bedsore early is vital to protecting your loved one's long-term 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 in Harrisburg as soon as possible.

Recovering from Nursing Home Neglect

Handler, Henning & Rosenberg LLP does 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.

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

Have you or a loved one suffered nursing home abuse? If so, realize that you’re not alone. It’s estimated that 240,000 instances of elder abuse take place every single year in the U.S. Victims of elder abuse, 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.

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

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What You Need to Know

Types of Abuse:
  • Physical Abuse

  • Emotional Abuse

  • Medical Malpractice

  • Sexual Abuse

  • Financial Abuse

Damages You May Recover:
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  • Pain & Suffering

  • Emotional Distress

  • Punitive Damages

  • Wrongful Death

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Managing Partner at Handler, Henning & Rosenberg LLP, 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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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 Debarr’s invaluable contribution to Handler, Henning & Rosenberg comes in the form of litigation support. Her talents in the areas of legal research, civil litigation, appeals, and torts help our firm and our clients achieve the desired outcome. Meet Laurie J. Debarr
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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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