Nursing Home Negligence

Nursing Home Negligence and Abuse Lawyers in Bloomsburg

Do you have a parent or relative in a nursing home or assisted living facility? Do you suspect that he or she is neglected or abused by staff? You cannot watch over your loved one every day, and it can be difficult for you to know if your suspicions are correct.

At the law firm of Hummel, Lewis & Smith, we can help you investigate signs of neglect and abuse. Cleve Hummel has been involved in aging issues and is familiar with patient care and nursing home standards and procedures.

If you suspect neglect or abuse, call us immediately at 570.245.6720 or 877.829.8987 for a free case evaluation. We welcome small or complex cases in Columbia, Montour, Union, Schuylkill, Snyder, Lycoming and Northumberland counties.

Common Signs of Negligence and Neglect in Nursing Homes in Pennsylvania

Nursing home residents are frail and not every scrape and bruise necessarily points to negligence. However, if you have seen frequent or extensive injuries when you visit, we can help you protect your loved one and investigate the nursing home. Some common signs of neglect or abuse by nursing home staff and administration include:

  • Bedsores, also known as decubitus ulcers
  • Broken bones and fractures
  • Malnutrition
  • Dehydration
  • Infections
  • Serious bruising and internal bleeding
  • Head trauma and traumatic brain injuries

These signs could point to a lack of proper supervision, staff misconduct, and other types of negligence. Additionally, infections and certain illnesses can point to medication errors and medical malpractice.

Free Case Evaluation

Call us at 570.245.6720 or 877.829.8987 (toll free), or contact us online. We can visit seriously injured clients at a nursing home or in the hospital, as needed, and we charge no attorney's fees unless we secure compensation.