When we leave our elderly in others’ care, we want the best medical and emotional care for them. We want them to be treated with kindness and compassion, and we always want them to be out of harm’s way. But when precautions are not taken and health guidelines aren’t followed, tragedy strikes our most vulnerable.
At The Weitz Firm, LLC, our Philadelphia nursing home abuse lawyers want to discuss a local nursing home abuse case when medical guidelines were ignored, and elderly people’s lives were lost.
In September 2020, state and federal investigators raided a Pennsylvania nursing home where hundreds of residents and staff members tested positive for coronavirus. As a result, dozens have died. The facility, Brighton Rehabilitation, and Wellness Center just northeast of Pittsburgh had been under investigation for a while: The Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro stated that the facility was under investigation due to “deeply” troubling practices and conditions. “I can confirm that Brighton is one of the subjects of criminal investigations into neglect at nursing homes during the pandemic.”
The State Department of Health data show that 447 residents and staff members tested positive for COVID-19, and 73 people had died. At the time, it was the worst outbreak of the disease in Pennsylvania. The facility in Sept 2019 was cited for not having enough trained nurses and that residents lived in poor and dirty conditions.
When we leave our loved ones in a nursing home’s care, we expect them to be treated with respect and love, but many times that is not the case, and our loved ones are abused in the nursing home we trusted. Here at The Weitz Firm, LLC, we want to help you fight against the nursing home abuse your loved one has faced.
The victims of nursing home abuse have to deal with such issues as:
These struggles can pile up, leaving the victim and loved ones with nowhere to turn. Finding help can be difficult because you now have another person to take care of as well. We want to be there for you to help you fight for what you need and to compensate you for all of the harm your loved one has gone through.
If somebody you love has been the victim of nursing home abuse caused by someone’s careless and negligent actions in the Philadelphia area, please contact us immediately. We want to act as quickly as possible to assist you as best we can. We pledge to conduct a full investigation into your claim so we can secure the compensation you need. This can include: