New Jersey Nursing Home Abuse Attorneys
Nursing homes in New Jersey are required to meet a standard of care regarding resident health, comfort and social life. Federal regulations protect residents living in nursing homes, and a nursing home can be fined and have its ratings downgraded if reports of neglect and abuse of residents are substantiated. When an elderly or infirm resident is injured, he or she is often unable or unwilling to speak up to protect his or her rights. It is usually a loving family member who recognizes the fear or confusion resulting from the negligence or misconduct of the NJ nursing home staff, residents or administration.
What is Nursing Home Abuse?
Nursing home abuse is any refusal or failure to provide adequate care. It can take many forms, including physical abuse, verbal or emotional abuse, financial abuse, and neglect. If you notice the following signs or symptoms, abuse may have occurred:
- Bed sores, ulcers or other untreated injuries/health problems
- Medication errors
- Injuries from falling or being improperly transported
- Malnutrition or dehydration
- Unexplained bruises or injuries
- Fractured or broken bones
- Physical and/or sexual abuse
- Emotional abuse
- Nurse and physician negligence
- A lack of personal and/or dental hygiene
- Unsafe living conditions (such as lack of heating in the winter)
How Can Our Nursing Home Abuse Attorneys Help You?
If you believe your loved one has been neglected or abused, you should seek legal assistance right away. Mandelbaum Barrett PC stands up for victims of nursing home negligence and abuse, providing compassionate and reliable counsel.
How Mandelbaum Barrett PC Can Help With Your Nursing Home Abuse Case
We contact the nursing home to address any immediate issues. We also investigate all claims, obtain the relevant records and work with medical experts who can review the records and determine what occurred and who is responsible for your loved one’s injuries.
Despite many nursing home facilities’ best intentions to provide adequate care, elder abuse, neglect and mistreatment are growing problems in New Jersey. If your loved one is in the care of a nursing home, make sure you are aware of their living conditions and always follow up on suspected incidents of neglect.
Contact a New Jersey Nursing Home Abuse Attorney
Our personal injury attorneys have extensive experience handling cases involving elder abuse. We are here to stand up for victims of this neglect and ensure justice is served in their cases. Please call to speak with one of our experienced attorneys. We handle cases from the beginning until we achieve a favorable settlement or take your case to trial. Our attorneys have a proven record of winning cases at trial. Our team includes attorneys who are Certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey at Civil Trial Attorneys.
Please call our attorneys today at 973-585-5100.