Group Home Abuse
Group Home Abuse Attorneys
Placing a developmentally disabled family member in a group home is a difficult decision. Ideally, these homes should be relied upon to provide the highest level of care and attention. Unfortunately, some group homes fall short, resulting in serious injuries or death to residents.
Our Pennsylvania group home abuse lawyers help victims and their families get the compensation they deserve from group home operators and the state agencies that are supposed to supervise them.
Common Causes of Group Home Abuse
Children and adults with cognitive disabilities, epilepsy, cerebral palsy and autism are highly vulnerable to injury if they are placed in group homes that do not provide appropriate care and protection. Common causes of group home injuries include the following:
- Choking hazards
- Inappropriate placements resulting in violence between residents
- Inadequate supervision resulting in residents injuring themselves
- Medication errors and overmedication
- Physical and sexual abuse by staff members
Just recently we had a client come to us whose loved one passed away as a result of a group home’s “Outrageous Conduct.” Our client was a passenger in Hope Enterprise’s van when she suffered a liver laceration in a collision. She was not taken to the hospital until the next day for a previously scheduled appointment. Even as our client’s health deteriorated, Hope Enterprise’s staff failed to alert medical providers of the cause of her injuries, prolonging her pain and suffering for three more days until she sadly passed away.
Regardless of the age or the special needs of your loved one, we do not stand for abuse or neglect from nursing homes, assisted living facilities, or group homes such as Hope Enterprises. We took this matter to trial and a jury awarded over $3.1 million to the estate of our client, showing that the community will not stand for it either.
Our Pennsylvania Group Home Abuse Lawyers Can Help You, Too
If you or a loved one is or has been the victim of an assisted living facility or group home abuse please, call our PA group home neglect lawyers now for a free consultation so we can help you.
Please, call our local numbers for a free consultation. You can also call us toll free at 1-800-444-5309, as we represent all Pennsylvania residents.
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