The doctor-patient relationship is established on trust. As patients, we rely on the knowledge and careful attention of our doctor so that we can be certain his or her diagnoses are correct. If a medical condition goes unnoticed, it can escalate until it is life-threatening. Similarly, we want to trust that the medical teams taking care of our loved ones are thorough and detect any ailments in the early stages.
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.