Justice For Nursing Home Patients And Their Families

Millions of Americans trust nursing homes to take care of their vulnerable loved ones, and most nursing homes seek to earn that trust, providing a valuable service and treat their patients with dignity and professionalism.

Sadly, however, many nursing homes fall short of professional standards when caring for vulnerable people, and the consequences can be terrible.

When a nursing home patient is hurt through abuse, neglect or another malpractice, the law provides that the victim or the victim's family may seek compensation for damages. This is a way of helping them cope with medical bills or other costs that come with the aftermath of an injury, but perhaps even more importantly, it holds nursing homes accountable when their negligence hurts the people they were meant to protect.

It is not easy to successfully pursue a claim of nursing home abuse. The burden of proof is high, and insurance companies and other opponents are skilled at talking people into settling for less than they deserve. You need help from a lawyer with the experience and knowledge to handle your case.

Valuable Perspective And Insightful Representation

At Smith Law in Bethel Park, Pennsylvania, we provide skilled legal representation and valuable insight for victims and their families in nursing home malpractice cases. In addition to her legal practice, attorney Sharon K. Smith is a practicing registered nurse and has served as an expert witness on many medical malpractice and nursing home abuse cases. Her experience gives her an insider's perspective on the professional standards of patient care and how they relate to the law.

When you come to Smith Law for help with a nursing home abuse case, we learn about you and your case. We talk to you about your legal options and give you honest advice, based on our years of experience. Once we have agreed to represent you, we thoroughly investigate your case and argue forcefully with insurers and other powerful adversaries to do what is best for you and your family.

Get Started

If you have a loved one in a nursing home, and you have seen bedsores, bruises, signs of malnutrition or another evidence of mistreatment, report the problem right away. Once your loved one is safe, talk to a skilled lawyer about your legal options.

Call Smith Law at 412-255-3226 or contact us by email.