Philadelphia Nursing Home Injury Lawyer
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Fox Law is a family owned and operated personal injury law firm headed by John Fox, a top rated Philadelphia nursing home injury lawyer. The legal expertise and personal attention we offer our clients sets us apart from other Philadelphia nursing home injury law firms. Unlike larger firms where you often don't know the the person handling your claim, at Fox Law you are hiring the lawyer. If you would like our family to help your family with top legal representation and compassion, we welcome you to contact us today for a free consultation regarding your nursing home injury claim.
We hold the highest Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rating of AV® Preeminent™.This is a significant accomplishment. As an AV Rated Philadelphia Nursing Home Injury Lawyer, John Fox is ranked by his peers at the highest level of professional excellence.
Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™ is the gold standard peer review authority in attorney rating. An elite group less than 10% of all lawyers hold this rating, which recognizes the highest legal ability, communication skills, and ethical standards.
Uncovering Philadelphia Nursing Home Injury and Abuse
Nursing Home Abuse is an increasing problem in today’s aging population. Nursing home patients are entitled to proper care and dignity and nursing home facilities have a duty to safeguard patients. The number of senior citizens over the age of 65 is increasing. In Pennsylvania, 111,000 elderly patients are currently living in nursing home facilities. Another 5,000 patients are receiving home health care. The failure of facility to properly attend to the needs of aging patients is an increasing problem in nursing homes and skilled nursing facilities today.
Nursing Home Changes in Today’s Aging Population
An increase in our aging population has created an influx of corporations entering the nursing home industry with purely profit-driven motives. Owners may reduce staffing and hire less-experienced staff to trim costs and increase profits. These changes are having a direct impact on patient care. We are seeing more instances of abuse, neglect and patient injury. Nursing homes, like other assisted living facilities, are expected to exercise care in choosing people to work for them. When your health and well-being are in the hands of a doctor, nurse, or health aide worker, that person owes you a duty of care.
Signs of Nursing Home Injury, Neglect, and Abuse
Signs of neglect or poor care of a nursing home patient care vary widely. In most cases, the family suspects substandard care. Some signs of poor care or abuse may be noticed gradually over time. Neglect or abuse may not always be apparent during regular visits. The following are warning signs of nursing home neglect or abuse:
- Withdrawal from friends and family
- Weight loss
- Loss of appetite
- Change in demeanor, anger
- Pressure sores
- Dirty conditions
Report Nursing Home Injury, Neglect, and Abuse
Physical and emotional abuse in nursing homes is unacceptable in the care of our elderly. Exposing nursing home abusive conduct is important to the well-being of all patients at the facility. Seniors often fail to report mistreatment for a variety of reasons, including being physically or mentally incapable; not recognizing abuse or neglect; or reluctance to report neglect due to fear of retaliation. Tragically, most elder abuse and neglect goes unreported. As a result, despite having special legal rights, nursing home patients are extremely vulnerable to abuse and neglect by their care providers.
Common Types of Philadelphia Nursing Home Injury
- Pressure Sores
- Repeated Falls
- Patients Dropped by Staff
- Patients Wandering from Facility
- Medication Error
- Physical or Mental Abuse
- Wrongful Death
In your search for the best Philadelphia nursing home injury lawyer to handle your claim, take advantage of free consultations offered by most injury lawyers.
In your consultation, here are 5 Important questions to ask:
- Who is handling my case?
- Are you a Martindale-Hubbell AV Rated Attorney?
- Do you specialize in nursing home injury law?
- Can you show me a list of settlement results and jury trial verdicts?
- Do you have both defense and plaintiff experience?
Or call Fox Law today and check all of the above.
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No case is too big or too small for an evaluation. Fox Law welcomes the opportunity to represent you. Call us today for a prompt and free consultation regarding your Philadelphia nursing home injury case. During your consultation, your case will be discussed and the facts will be reviewed and evaluated.
If Fox Law accepts your case, it will be handled on a contingency fee, which means you pay nothing out-of-pocket. We carry all of the costs and assume all of the risks when we accept your personal injury claim.
Fox Law welcomes you to contact us.
Where we serve: Center City Philadelphia, Northeast Philadelphia, Bucks County, Chester County, Delaware County, Montgomery County, Allentown, Lehigh Valley, and Reading Pennsylvania.
We are available to meet with you at our Philadelphia office. We also make house calls when necessary.
Our Philadelphia office is conveniently located at Two Logan Square in Center City Philadelphia.
Accessible by walking, bus, train or driving. A parking garage is attached to the building.
Prefer to meet us near Northeast Philadelphia?
We offer free consultations near Northeast Philadelphia by appointment at our conveniently located consultation office in Jenkintown located at 610 Old York Road, Jenkintown, Pennsylvania.
Located in the heart of Jenkintown, adjacent to the SEPTA Noble Train Station and SEPTA bus commuter service stop in front of the building.