Compassion And Care Following Nursing Home Negligence
When we place a loved one in a nursing home, we trust that their needs will be taken care of and that they will be protected from harm. It is devastating to learn that rather than being protected, a loved one was rather subjected to neglect.
At John A. Caputo & Associates, P.C., we are strong advocates for injured and abused elders in nursing homes throughout Pittsburgh and surrounding areas. We are here to fight for the rights of victims of nursing home negligence and family members who have lost loved ones due to substandard nursing home care.
How Was Your Loved One Harmed?
Nursing home negligence takes many forms. Some of the most common factors leading to nursing home injuries and deaths include:
- Malnutrition and dehydration: Many nursing home residents are unable to feed or hydrate themselves or to even let someone know they are hungry or thirsty. When staff members fail to provide the nourishment and hydration properly, residents are left to suffer.
- Decubitus ulcers: Also known as bedsores, these painful and dangerous ulcers can develop when staff members fail to move an immobile resident, leaving him or her stuck in the same position for hours. Bedsores are very difficult to treat. When left to develop, they can become infected, and even become life-threatening.
- Medication errors: The wrong dosage, the wrong medication, harmful side effects — doctors and nurses must diligently work to prevent such error, or patients can suffer severe medical setbacks or even wrongful death.
For decades, attorney John A. Caputo has been handling nursing home negligence claims in Pennsylvania. He is here to guide you through the legal process and fight for the justice and compensation your family member deserves.