Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers Woodbridge NJ
New Jersey Personal Injury Attorneys Handling Nursing Home Abuse Cases in Middlesex County, Morris County & Essex County, NJ
Having a loved one in a nursing home is stressful enough. An elderly relative may not want to be in the home, may not understand why they cannot remain in their own apartment or house, and may even try to escape. Moreover, even nursing home residents who are perfectly happy where they are can encounter trouble while living in a nursing home—they, like anyone else in the facility, could be receiving inadequate care. Beyond that, when you suspect that an elderly loved one is not receiving proper treatment at a New Jersey nursing home, your stress level can rise very quickly.
Florham Park Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers
At the Morris County law firm of McHugh & Imbornone, P.A., our personal injury lawyers help people whose loved ones suffered abuse or neglect in a nursing home. The State of New Jersey has strong laws to both prevent nursing home abuse and compensate those who experience neglect and abuse at an NJ nursing home or hospital. The law encourages nursing home residents and families to file complaints. It also encourages individual patients or their families to file lawsuits seeking compensation. The idea in both instances is that the possibility of complaints and claims will improve care in New Jersey nursing homes.
Examples of Nursing Home Abuse or Neglect in Elizabeth, New Jersey
Encouraging nursing homes to improve their level of care is a great idea, but it doesn’t always work. Frail and elderly people in NJ nursing homes and other care facilities are still neglected and abused, resulting in injuries or death. Residents continue to suffer from injuries such as those listed here because they:
- Developed preventable pressure ulcers (bed sores)
- Became dehydrated or malnourished
- Fell because they were unsupervised or facility aides were unresponsive to requests for help
- Were abused by staff, suffering slaps, kicks, and falls
- Left the facility and were hurt outside
- Received the wrong medication or the wrong dose of prescribed medication
- Were abused sexually or physically by staff
- Were abused mentally or emotionally by staff
- Were not provided with adequate medical supervision or doctor visits
Cases like these are often heartbreaking. We have observed that families of victims often feel a lot of guilt. Being able to take action to assist a loved one in a New Jersey nursing home helps everyone involved. A successful claim can send a message to the nursing home that substandard care will not be tolerated. It provides the resources to treat the victim and secure better living arrangements. Finally, it makes the facility a little safer for everyone else.
Schedule a Free Consultation with Our Roselle Park Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers Today
If your loved one was injured or died because of abuse or neglect in a nursing home in Mount Olive, Plainfield, Edison, or somewhere else in New Jersey, talk to an experienced NJ nursing home abuse attorney who understands your legal options. Call McHugh & Imbornone, P.A. in Florham Park to find out how you can protect your elderly loved one and ensure that they get the care and treatment they deserve. Call 973-966-1520 anytime or contact us online to a schedule a free initial consultation.