DeNittis Osefchen Prince, P.C. is pleased to announce attorney Charles J. Galvin and paralegal Denise Bergen joining the firm to head the firm’s Nursing Home Negligence practice. Over the last 15 years, Mr. Galvin and Ms. Bergen have concentrated much of their practice on representing the families of nursing home and ALF residents who have suffered neglect and abuse. Nursing home neglect usually occurs in the form of pressure sores, falls, broken bones, medication errors, unexplained injuries, malnutrition and weight loss, dehydration, multiple urinary tract infections, and verbal and physical abuse. Mr. Galvin has handled hundreds of nursing home cases against regional and national nursing home chains. Mr. Galvin has lectured on the topic of nursing home neglect and abuse to both lawyers and families of nursing home residents. Many of his clients are referred to him by other lawyers and former clients. Mr. Galvin has recovered millions of dollars for the families of nursing home residents who have been injured or died due to nursing home negligence. Mr. Galvin believes that the elderly and nursing home residents are too often neglected and ignored, and they are a group that requires representation when injured as a result of negligence. Mr. Galvin believes that nursing homes should be held accountable for their failure to provide the necessary services and care that will maintain the health and well-being of a nursing home resident. Often nursing home neglect is the result of poorly qualified staff, inadequate staffing levels and poor training by the nursing home. Many injuries that occur in nursing homes would have been prevented with proper training and staffing.