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Harrisburg Nursing Home Negligence Lawyers

Preserving rights of Pennsylvania seniors to safe, effective healthcare

Most nursing homes provide a compassionate environment with effective round-the-clock medical care. Yet, elderly patients are too often subjected to negligence and abuse in some homes. Unsafe conditions or a careless staff can result in devastating injuries or illness to the vulnerable occupants.

To prevent cases of nursing home negligence, Pittsburgh personal injury lawyers at The Moyles Law Firm protect the rights of seniors to be treated with dignity and respect by the assisted living facility doctors and workers. Jim Moyles employs his more than 30 years of personal injury experience to help patients recover compensation for injuries inflicted by nursing home caregivers, including:


  • Abusive staff
  • Alzheimer’s patients without supervision
  • Bed sores
  • Dementia patients wandering
  • Feeding tube complications
  • Fractures
  • Food poisoning
  • Hyperglycemia

  • Hypoglycemia
  • Impacted bowel
  • Malnutrition
  • Medical errors
  • Poorly controlled blood sugar
  • Sepsis
  • Systemic infections
  • Untreated urinary tract infections

Rights under the Nursing Home Reform Act

The 1987 Nursing Home Reform Act (NHRA) established a minimum standard of care that nursing home facilities are required to give to their patients. The landmark legislation enumerates the essential rights of all nursing home patients to:

  • Live a dignified existence
  • Preserve privacy
  • Maintain self-determination
  • Receive accommodation of medical, physical, psychological and social needs
  • Communicate with persons inside and outside of the facility
  • Access services and care
  • Not be physically abused or neglected
  • Protect property from misappropriation
  • File a complaint if rights are violated

Reporting nursing home violations

Despite the passage of NHRA, nursing home neglect and abuse continues. Often, one incident of negligence reflects a pattern within the facility. By exposing violations you prevent the suffering of other patients while protecting yourself or loved one. Jim can assist you with reporting problems to the appropriate agencies, if appropriate in your case, such as:

Contact Pittsburgh Personal Injury Lawyers  who care about the needs of seniors

Pittsburgh personal injury lawyers at The Moyles Law Firm have offices located in Pittsburgh and Harrisburg, PA. We visit you in your home or hospital bed if injuries prevent you from visiting one of our offices.

We represent all injured clients and families of negligently killed loved ones or nursing home negligence on a contingency fee basis, meaning we do not charge you attorneys’ fees until we recover compensation through a judgment or settlement.

Call Harrisburg personal injury lawyers at The Moyles Law Firm at 412-281-1055 or 717-233-5400 or contact us online to schedule your free consultation with an experienced Pittsburgh medical malpractice lawyer.

James R. Moyles

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