Justice For Nursing Home Abuse Victims In New Jersey
At the Morris County law firm of McHugh & Imbornone, P.A. Law Office, our personal injury lawyers help people whose loved ones have suffered abuse or neglect in a nursing home. New Jersey has strong laws to both prevent nursing home abuse and compensate those who experience neglect and abuse at nursing homes or hospitals. 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.
Signs Your Loved One Is Being Abused Or Neglected
Encouraging nursing homes to improve their level of care is a great idea, but it doesn’t always work. Frail and elderly people in nursing homes and other care facilities are still neglected and abused, resulting in injuries or death. Residents continue to suffer because they:
- Developed preventable pressure ulcers (bedsores)
- 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.
Schedule A Free Consultation With Our Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers Today
If a 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 with an experienced New Jersey nursing home abuse attorney who understands your legal options. Call McHugh & Imbornone, P.A. Law Office, 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 schedule a free initial consultation.