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Nursing home injuries: Lawsuit filed after woman suffers injuries

Deciding to leave a loved one in a nursing home can be a difficult decision for any Pennsylvania family. Nursing homes are intended for those who do not need to stay in a hospital but are also not able to live alone. These facilities provide daily care on a personal level, most often for elderly loved ones. Unfortunately, these days it is not uncommon for negligence to contribute to nursing home injuries.

Recently, a woman in another state filed a lawsuit against a nursing home over allegations that negligence of the staff led to injuries to her aunt. The plaintiff says her aunt was admitted to the facility and was noted to be at a high risk for falls. Despite being at a high risk for falls, the lawsuit says the staff did nothing to prevent the woman from falling.

According to the lawsuit, the woman fell and was found on the floor by a staff member. As a result of the fall, the plaintiff says her aunt suffered severe injuries that included a hematoma on the back side of her head and a large laceration on her elbow. The plaintiff accuses the nursing home of neglect and abuse. The plaintiff seeks compensatory damages and all other just relief on behalf of her aunt.

Although the majority of nursing home staff members in Pennsylvania are highly trained and skilled professionals, negligence still occurs at an alarming rate. Families whose loved ones have suffered nursing home injuries caused by the negligence of the facility or its staff may be able to take legal action. A successful lawsuit could result in compensation to help families through this difficult time.

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