Lehigh Valley: 610-435-7400

Philadelphia: 215-567-6616

Philadelphia Nursing Home Neglect Attorneys

Bedsores | Failure to Monitor | Medication Errors | Malnutrition or Dehydration | Elder Abuse | Slips and Falls

When your loved ones reach an age at which it becomes difficult for them to take care of themselves, you want to know that they are in a loving and nurturing environment where they can spend their last years in comfort and safety. If you suspect someone you love has suffered injury due to neglect or abuse in a nursing home, you may be at a loss as to what measures you need to take to protect your loved one and hold the wrongdoers accountable. At Metzger & Kleiner, we will help you uncover the truth and pursue justice. At Metzger & Kleiner, we realize how helpless you may feel if you are concerned that an elderly relative is not being given proper care. We place a premium on personal service and attention, working closely with you at all times to make certain you understand your rights and options, as well as your likelihood of success. To set up a private meeting, contact our office by e-mail or call us at 215-567-6616 in Philadelphia, or 610-435-7400 in the Lehigh Valley. There is no charge for the first consultation.

Holding Nursing Homes and Nursing Home Staff Accountable

Nursing homes are mostly run by corporations interested primarily in profits. Care is too often provided by poorly trained staff in facilities that are not properly equipped and maintained. Home health care aids and hospice care workers may also be responsible for elder abuse. Our Philadelphia personal injury attorneys will determine whether cost-cutting measures such as inadequate staffing, assignment of care to untrained staff, failure to perform pre-employment background checks or failure to supervise staff has resulted in nursing home neglect, abuse or injuries, such as:
  • Bedsores or pressure sores, known as decubitis ulcers
  • Dehydration or malnutrition
  • Slips and falls on wet floors or because of failure to monitor patients
  • Falls due to improper bed rails, lack of safety rails or inadequate supervision
  • Food poisoning
  • Medication errors
  • Elder abuse or mistreatment, including sexual abuse, physical abuse, verbal abuse, even violent beatings
  • Assault resulting from inadequate or negligent security
  • Wrongful death

Maximizing Your Compensation

An injury may be covered by more than one insurance policy. When our client suffered a crushed arm in an elevator accident, our attorneys demonstrated that her injury resulted from both the negligence of the nursing home administration and the negligence of the elevator company. This dual liability resulted in more significant compensation for our client. Our attorneys, all experienced trial lawyers supported by skilled staff and expert witnesses, have successfully recovered large settlements and verdicts for many victims of serious injuries and wrongful death.

Contact Us

We provide a free initial consultation. To set up an appointment with an experienced Pennsylvania nursing home injury lawyer, contact us online or call our office at 215-567-6616 in Philadelphia, or 610-435-7400 in Allentown. We will come to the nursing home or the hospital to meet with you if necessary. We take all nursing home injury claims on a contingency basis. We won't charge legal fees unless we recover compensation for your losses.

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