Pressure ulcers are an often preventable and painful condition caused by the neglect nursing home staff and administration. These open wounds develop when a patient with limited mobility is left in the same position for too long; when their wet and soiled beds are not cleaned; when they do not receive the food and water they need. Nursing home staff must reposition all immobile patients regularly. When they fail to do this, the results can be horrifying.
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.