Nursing home residents are frequently on medications and need assistance with handling dosages and consumption. The facility staff is expected to shoulder this responsibility and ensure the comfort and health of their charges. However, there are times when nursing home staff become careless with their patients’ medication regimens. This can prove devastating, resulting in behavioral modification, excessive pain, worsening of symptoms, or death.
Nursing home staff and the companies that operate them are legally obligated to provide an atmosphere that is physically and mentally safe. Unfortunately, the desire for monetary gain, poor management decisions, understaffing, inadequate training, or failure to oversee workers can lead to the neglect of their needs.
Our Philadelphia nursing home abuse lawyers at Kanter, Bernstein & Kardon, P.C. saw a need early on for checks and balances to provide proper care of people in Pennsylvania nursing homes. Two decades ago, when most firms turned away these cases, our firm began to prosecute them and since then have been on the cutting edge of holding nursing home companies accountable for the harm they cause.