Experienced And Proactive Legal Help You Can Trust
At Kanter, Bernstein & Kardon, we believe in protecting the legal and personal interests of our clients. The principle of our firm has been to create and maintain relationships with clients and their families from generation to generation. As we move our practice into the 21st century, we have implemented procedures and technologies to put us on par with the largest law firms in the region while still maintaining the "personal touch".
Americans are living longer than ever before. The fastest growing segment in the United States is the elderly population. As a result of this demographic shift, many elderly Americans have become residents of nursing homes during their final years. As many of these nursing homes are under-funded and understaffed, a disturbing incidence of neglect and abuse is being reported.
Injuries sustained by nursing home residents due to neglect and abuse often involve:
- the inappropriate use of physical restraints
- misuse of joint contractors
- overuse of sedatives
- unnecessary use of urinary catheters
- lack of nutrition with weight loss
If your loved one lives in a nursing home the facility must periodically assess their physical and mental condition and then actively plan to maintain and improve their medical and psycho-social wellbeing. A nursing home should be a place of healing and helping not just a way-station on the road to decline and death. Although many conditions faced by elders cannot be prevented, halted or cured, neglect or abuse is always preventable and should never be tolerated.
Kanter, Bernstein & Kardon is committed to pursuing legal remedies on behalf of their elder clients and their families. If you believe your loved one is or has been a victim of substandard care in a nursing home or assisted living facility, call us today at 215-568-5885 to protect your rights and well-being. We will analyze and evaluate the situation to determine if there is a claim to be made against those persons who are responsible for the harm.
Attorney Stewart A.Bernstein
Mr. Bernstein is the senior partner. He received his Juris Doctor degree from Temple University School of Law and has been in practice since 1970. He was selected as a “Top Rated Philadelphia Personal Injury Lawyer” in 2012 and 2013. Mr. Bernstein has represented clients throughout the country including the Idaho Medical Board of Examiners. He is a Fellow of the Academy of Advocacy and a member of the Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association.
He also serves as an Adjunct Professor teaching Civil Litigation at Peirce College. Mr. Bernstein has been a guest commentator on the television series Legal View, sponsored by the Philadelphia Bar Association, serves on the Fee Disputes Committee for the Philadelphia Bar Association and has been a frequent guest lecturer for the Pennsylvania Bar Institute speaking on such topics as; Pennsylvania Civil practice and Procedure and Advanced Issues in Civil Practice.
Mr. Bernstein has received The AV Preeminent Rating, which is the pinnacle of professional excellence earned through a strenuous Peer Review Rating process, and which recognizes the Highest Possible Rating in Both Legal Ability and Ethical Standards.
Mr. Bernstein has been President of his children’s elementary, middle and high school PTAs. He is former President of the North Wayne Civic Association, the oldest continuing civic association in the country. Mr. Bernstein also enjoys performing in community theater whose funds support local performing arts and children’s education.
Attorney Martin S. Kardon
Marty Kardon is a Montgomery County native and a graduate of Lower Merion High School. He received his Bachelor’s Degree from Boston University and his Juris Doctor from Suffolk University Law School in 1977. He is licensed in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Massachusetts.
After serving as an Assistant City Solicitor for the City of Philadelphia Law Department, he entered private practice in 1982 with the law firm of Kanter and Bernstein, which, in 1988, became Kanter, Bernstein and Kardon, P.C. He specializes in the representation of victims of nursing home neglect and their families as well as those harmed due to medical and hospital errors. He is a member of the American Association of Justice where he serves as Chair Elect of the national Nursing Home Litigation Group. He is an author and frequent lecturer throughout Pennsylvania and the Country on the topic of long term care litigation. He has been selected as a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer every year since 2012.
Mr. Kardon has received The AV Preeminent Rating, which is the pinnacle of professional excellence earned through a strenuous Peer Review Rating process, and which recognizes the Highest Possible Rating in Both Legal Ability and Ethical Standards.
Marty Kardon is the Chairperson of the Technology Committee, which has installed computer labs and training programs for city children, and also serves as a member of the Board of Directors of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Metropolitan Philadelphia. He served for many years as General Counsel to the Lower Merion Affordable Housing Corporation which developed affordable housing for the elderly. Mr. Kardon is the father of four children, an avid guitar player and an avid back country and desert hiker.
Attorney Brian P. Pincus
Mr. Pincus was trained in the Philadelphia City Solicitor’s office and later was counsel to a major auto insurance company. He became associated with the firm of Kanter, Bernstein and Kardon, in 1985. In addition to representing clients in all aspects of personal injury and workers’ compensation matters, he practices in the fields of social security, residential real estate litigation, insurance litigation and contract litigation.
Mr. Pincus has a B.B.A. in Accounting from Temple University, a Juris Doctor from Delaware Law School and a Master of Laws and Letters in taxation from the Temple University Legal Graduate Studies Program. Mr. Pincus has been a member of the Philadelphia Bar Association Fee Dispute Committee for over 25 years. He was invited by Temple University to present a Mock Trial for its Adult Education Class and was a guest speaker at the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Business on Boxing Management.
Mr. Pincus is Secretary of and General Counsel to the Boxing Scholarship Foundation, Inc., a public charity that provides scholarships to needy amateur boxers to further their educational and vocational pursuits. Mr. Pincus has been a Licensed Professional Boxing Manager and has advised both amateur and professional boxers.
Mr. Pincus has been the “family attorney” for 3 and 4 generations of certain families in the Philadelphia area and is regularly contacted by those families for his opinion and advice in all manner of guidance or assistance.