Reading, PA -- (SBWIRE) -- 02/26/2014 -- Liever, Hyman & Potter, P.C. is now offering their services for nursing home abuse/neglect representation for 2014. Although many nursing homes provide appropriate and necessary end-of-life care for many families, others are, unfortunately, rife with serious cases of resident neglect or abuse by careless or even malicious nursing home staff whose behavior can lead to patient injury, psychological damage, and death. Many nursing home accidents are the result of completely avoidable neglect, and there is simply no excuse for the abuse of elderly or incapacitated individuals who cannot defend themselves. Liever, Hyman & Potter, P.C. takes on cases of nursing home abuse and neglect and takes appropriate legal action in order to recover money to which victims and their families are entitled.
Many people would be surprised to learn about the extent of the problems in nursing homes. Abuse of residents by the facility’s staff or other patients is found in a significant number of nursing homes. Physical abuse may include unnecessary physical restraint, confining patients to their rooms, deprivation of food or medication, and failure to clean living areas. Falls may occur due to negligence or unsafe conditions in various areas of nursing homes.
Those with family members in nursing homes must be aware of these problems that exist in many nursing homes and know the signs of nursing home abuse and neglect. Indicators of neglect or abuse may include infections from unclean living conditions, bedsores or pressure sores, broken bones, and sudden weight loss. Depression, feelings of helplessness, and social isolation may be signs that a patient has suffered verbal and emotional neglect, which can be harder to detect.
Often times nursing home abuse cases are not reported, which is why Liever, Hyman & Potter, P.C. urges family members to notice the signs that something may be wrong and reach out to them for professional legal counsel. Potential clients get a free consultation during which they will converse directly with one of the six trial lawyers who make up Liever, Hyman & Potter, P.C. The firm’s contingent fee agreement means the client will pay the firm no money unless money is recovered for the client.
Visit their website or call 610-370-6682 for a free pamphlet that will help identify and understand the signs, symptoms and problems before it’s too late.
About Liever, Hyman & Potter, P. C.
The attorneys at Liever, Hyman & Potter, P. C., have won thousands of awards and settlements, including many multi-million dollar ones, for their clients since the firm opened in 1959. Since its founding, the law firm of Liever, Hyman & Potter, P. C., has been a leader in wrongful death, workers’ compensation, medical malpractice and personal injury claims. They handle only these types of cases and have a combined 130 years of practice fighting for the rights of clients and their families. Please visit http://www.lieverhymanpotter.com for more information.