What is nursing home neglect?

Sad stories are sometimes reported on the Pittsburgh evening news that describe the unsafe and neglectful conditions that children are forced to live in before they are taken by protective services and placed in new homes. It is a tragedy for anyone to suffer in a residence where their basic needs are not met, and children are not the only population that can be victimized by others through neglect. The elderly and those who rely on the support of nursing and care homes can greatly suffer when they do not receive what they need from their care providers.

Nursing home neglect can take on many forms. It may come in the form of residents not receiving enough food or not being given baths on an appropriate schedule. It can take the form of individuals improperly dressed for the conditions they must encounter and may occur if residents' facilities are cluttered or otherwise dangerous for them to move around in.

Neglect in nursing and care homes can also happen when the staffs of those facilities do not give the residents sufficient attention. The failure of a staff to provide a resident with the right medications at the right times, or to ensure that a resident receives a treatment that their health demands, may also constitute neglect.

In some cases, a claim of nursing home neglect may give rise to a criminal charge. However, when nursing home residents suffer harm at the hands of those who are charged with their care, they may have civil claims for their losses and pain. Those claims may allow them to recover damages that may support their recoveries and may be used to help them move their lives forward.

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information
Email Us For A Response

Let Us Provide The Legal Help You Need

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.


Privacy Policy

Savinis, Kane, & Gallucci, L.L.C.
707 Grant Street Suite 3626
Pittsburgh, PA 15219

Toll Free: 866-473-7545
Phone: 412-567-4931
Fax: 412-227-6445
Pittsburgh Law Office Map