Nursing Home Injury Lawyers

Falls | Medication Errors | Bedsores or Decubitis Ulcers
Dehydration or Malnutrition | Negligence in Care or Monitoring

When you have a loved one in a nursing home, you want them to be safe and comfortable so that their last days are as painless as possible. When the negligence of nursing home operators or staff causes unnecessary injury, you want to make certain they are held accountable, that you and your loved ones don’t incur needless expense, and that your loved one gets full and fair compensation for all the injuries suffered. You also want to make certain others are not at risk for similar injuries. The attorneys at Shaffer & Gaier can help.

At Shaffer & Gaier, our partners have more than 45 years of collective experience fighting for the rights of people in and around Philadelphia. We are licensed in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. We recognize that your case is unique, but our commitment is always the same — to help you get the best result possible as quickly as is reasonable and in a cost-effective manner. We combine our experience with hard work and attention to detail, providing zealous representation at all times. We have a registered nurse on our staff, who helps us fully evaluate your loved one’s medical condition, as well as your needs.

To schedule a free initial consultation, contact our office online, or call us in Philadelphia at 215-751-0100 or in New Jersey at 856-429-0970.

Aggressive Representation in Nursing Home Injury Cases

We provide comprehensive counsel to individuals who have suffered injury because of the carelessness or negligence of nursing home owners or employees. We will take the time to carefully investigate the facts and circumstances of your case, traveling to the nursing facility if necessary to fully understand the cause of your accident. Our lawyers will prepare and file all necessary documentation, and will be your advocate in all hearings or proceedings, including depositions, settlement conferences and trial matters.

We handle personal injury claims involving all types of injuries sustained in a nursing home, including cases involving:

  • Falls from beds or other falls resulting from improper supervision, negligent use of restraints or bedrails, or other carelessness
  • Bedsores, also known as decubitis ulcers
  • Malnutrition or dehydration
  • Medication errors, from incorrect dosage to administering the wrong drugs
  • Failure to provide proper medical care

We also take cases involving injuries resulting from intentional physical abuse.

Contact Shaffer & Gaier

We offer a free initial consultation to anyone with a potential nursing home injury claim. To set up an appointment, call our Philadelphia office at 215-751-0100 or our New Jersey office at 856-429-0970, or contact our office online. Evening and weekend meetings can be arranged upon request. We will travel to your home, the hospital or the nursing facility to meet with you.

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