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Q: Why do abuse and neglect occur in nursing homes?

A:

Several factors have been shown to contribute to abuse or neglect in nursing homes and assisted living facilities, including: inadequately trained staff; inadequate staffing levels; hiring of staff with a history of violence; residents’ isolation; and the reluctance of residents to report abuse out of embarrassment or fear.  If you think this has occurred to you or a loved one contact the Department of Health and an attorney.

If you have an injury or a loved one is injured or killed in a Pennsylvania nursing home which you believe was caused by its negligent, outrageous or reckless conduct, feel free to contact Schmidt Kramer injury lawyers at 717-888-8888 or toll free at 1-866-448-8999. Our attorneys are knowledgeable in personal injury cases involving Pennsylvania nursing home neglect and can answer any questions you may have about inadequate care at a nursing home.