Know The Signs Of Nursing Home Abuse

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We Are Nursing Home Abuse Attorneys

Nursing homes are supposed to provide quality care for vulnerable senior citizens. Sadly, the opposite is often true. Abuse, neglect, sexual assault, and financial exploitation are widespread problems in Pennsylvania nursing homes, with some of the most common issues including bedsores, accidental falls, and the wrongful death of residents.

If you suspect that your elderly parent or grandparent was abused or neglected at a Pennsylvania nursing home, contact us for a free consultation regarding your claim or lawsuit. Our nursing home abuse lawyers can help you fight for compensation while working to hold negligent staff members accountable for the pain and suffering they have caused your family.

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Physical Abuse

  • Unexplained bruises
  • Pressure marks
  • Burns or blisters
  • Broken bones

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  • Bedsores
  • Dehydration
  • Poor Hygiene
  • Wound Care

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Emotional Abuse

  • Isolation
  • Exclusion
  • Threats
  • Manipulation

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Sexual Abuse

  • Depression & withdrawal
  • STDs
  • Unusual fear or anxiety
  • Bruising or pain

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Financial Abuse

  • Unexplained bank activity
  • Loss of items
  • Changing documents

Filing a Lawsuit Against a Nursing Home

The process of filing a lawsuit against a nursing home and its staff can be complicated without an experienced attorney.

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A personal injury lawyer understands how to utilize evidence to develop an effective legal strategy with the goal of proving your loved one was harmed by a nursing home’s failure to meet basic standards.

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Nursing homes that commit violations may try to avoid going to court. Defendants are often willing to settle cases prior to trial or may try to arbitrate the claim. Our nursing home abuse attorneys will negotiate aggressively and persistently, and will protect you from accepting an inadequate offer.

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Evidence of nursing home neglect or abuse can be found in the resident’s nursing home chart, hospital records, surveys and through witness statements. In order to obtain and preserve this evidence, an attorney may need to take aggressive actions on your behalf. It is critical that your attorney understands the tactics and procedures needed to recover evidence from defendants, which is vital to proving your case. 

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If the nursing home refuses to make a reasonable settlement offer, we are prepared to litigate your case in court by arguing before a jury.


Our nursing home neglect attorneys will fight tenaciously to recover the maximum compensation for your nursing home abuse claim. Financial compensation may be available for your loved one‰’s medical bills, pain and suffering, and other damages related to the abuse or neglect that occurred.

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Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers • Wieand Law Firm LLC

After graduating from Emory Law School, nursing home abuse lawyer Brent Wieand, Esq., founded the Wieand Law Firm, LLC to provide compassionate, affordable, high quality legal representation to victims of nursing home negligence. Brent has been repeatedly recognized not only for his exceptional commitment to clients, but also his track record of success, earning prestigious awards and accolades from numerous legal organizations. In addition to earning a coveted spot on the American Society of Legal Advocates, Top 40 Under 40 and The National Trial Lawyers’ Top 40 Under 40, Brent has also been selected as a Super Lawyers’ Rising Star every year since 2013, consistently demonstrating a caliber of excellence less than 3% of Pennsylvania attorneys have achieved. The Wieand Law Firm is also a proud member of the American Association for Justice, the Pennsylvania Association for Justice and The Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association.