Northeast Philadelphia Nursing Home Abuse Attorney

Attorney Brent Wieand represents victims of nursing home neglect and abuse throughout the Northeast Philadelphia area, including but not limited to Bustleton, Fox Chase, Frankford, Holmesburg, Oxford Circle, Castor, Rawnhurst, Tacony, Wissinoming and Torresdale.  He is experienced in litigating wrongful death and catastrophic injury cases in the Philadelphia Civil Court System with a focus on aggressive client representation. When you work with The Nursing Home Injury Help Center, you are not just another case — your situation is unique and will receive personalized care and attention.

If you suspect an elderly loved one is being mistreated or is receiving poor quality care, it’s important to act immediately.  To set up a free and confidential case evaluation, call Northeast Philadelphia nursing home abuse lawyer Brent Wieand at (800) 481-5206 today.  Your loved one’s safety could depend on it.

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Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect in Philadelphia

Thanks to new medical technology, people are living longer, more productive lives.  City statistics show that approximately 20% of Philadelphia’s population is aged 60 or older, or about 275,000 people.  As people live longer on average, senior citizens are frequently placed into Philadelphia nursing homes because their family members can no longer take care of them.  Unfortunately, many of these facilities consistently fail to provide the minimum level of care required by law.  As a result, nursing home residents often suffer serious and even life threatening injuries which may have otherwise been avoided.

The experienced legal team at the Nursing Home Injury Help Center represents victims in Northeast Philadelphia who have experienced the trauma of nursing home abuse or neglect, including family members in cases where the victim has passed away due to their injuries.  We can assist you with properly handling a wrongful death or personal injury claim against the nursing home facility that provided inadequate care, so that you can feel confident your legal rights are being protected.  You and your family may be eligible to receive compensation to help cover your medical expenses, pain, and suffering.

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Types of Nursing Home Malpractice Cases We Handle

Nursing home neglect occurs when a facility’s administration and/or nursing staff fail to provide reasonable care, resulting in death or injury to an elderly resident.  Under Pennsylvania law, neglect means the failure of a home to provide residents with the food, clothing, shelter, health care, and other services necessary to maintain or improve that resident’s mental and physical health.

In many cases, nursing home neglect is discovered through symptoms such as bedsores (also known as pressure wounds or decubitus ulcers), dehydration, falls, disheveled appearance, increased drowsiness, changed mental state or exacerbated medical conditions.  If you are concerned that a loved one was deliberately injured or neglected, you should consult with an attorney immediately to explore your family’s legal rights.

Some of the most common types of neglect include:

  • Falls resulting from inadequate supervision.
  • Negligent medication and dosage errors, such as mixing up two patients’ prescriptions.
  • Bed sores resulting from failure to regularly move and clean bed-bound residents.
  • Failure to change soiled bedding or otherwise bathe and groom residents.

While neglect is typically the result of carelessness, improper training, or understaffing, abuse is deliberate and intentional, and may be physical, verbal, sexual, or even financial.  It is always important to be on the lookout for signs of abuse to your loved one, and to openly address any concerns you have with the facility.

Common types of abuse include:

  • Physical abuse, such as hitting, pinching, shoving, or other rough physical contact.
  • Sexual abuse and any other sexual contact.
  • Forcing residents to eat against their will.
  • Deliberately over-medicating residents.
  • Depriving residents of food and/or water as a punishment.
  • Ridicule and verbal threats.
  • Depriving residents of contact with friends and family members.
  • Theft of residents’ assets or money.

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Nursing Home Facilities in Northeast Philadelphia

The below listed nursing homes and assisted living facilities are located in Northeast Philadelphia:

Angela Jane Pavilion
8410 Roosevelt Blvd.
Philadelphia, PA 19152
(215) 708-1200

Cathedral Village
600 East Cathedral Rd.
Philadelphia, PA 19128
(215) 487-1300

Chapel Manor
1104 Welsh Rd.
Philadelphia, PA 19115
(215) 676-9191

Deer Meadows Retirement Community
8301 Roosevelt Blvd.
Philadelphia, PA 19152
(215) 624-7575

Evangelical Manor
8401 Roosevelt Blvd.
Philadelphia, PA 19152
(215) 624-5800

Glendale Uptown Home
7800 Bustleton Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19152
(215) 722-2300

Immaculate Mary Home
2990 Holme Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19136
(215) 335-2100

The Lafayette-Redeemer
8580 Verree Rd.
Philadelphia, PA 19111
(215) 214-2820

Oakwood Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center
2109 Red Lion Rd.
Philadelphia, PA 19115
(215) 673-7000

Paul’s Run
9896 Bustleton Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19115
(215) 934-3000

Pennypack Center
8015 Lawndale Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19111
(215) 725-2525

River’s Edge Nursing and Rehab
9501 State Rd.
Philadelphia, PA 19114
(215) 632-5700

Saint John Neumann Nursing Home
10400 Roosevelt Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19116
(215) 698-5600

The TCU at Nazareth Hospital
2601 Holme Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19152
(215) 335-6367

Willowcrest — Einstein Medical Center
5501 Old York Rd.
Philadelphia, PA 19141
(215) 456-8615

To schedule a private legal consultation with an experienced nursing home abuse attorney, call Brent Wieand at (800) 481-5206.  The consultation is completely free, and you will pay no attorney’s fees unless we successfully pursue your claim and obtain financial compensation through a settlement, arbitration award, or verdict.

Disclosure: Attorney Brent Wieand’s office is located in Philadelphia, PA.  We happily serve clients throughout all of Pennsylvania and New Jersey.