Nursing Home Negligence in New Jersey | What You Need to Know

There is nothing worse than trusting a nursing home to care for your loved one after they can no longer do so themselves, only to find that the nursing home in question either neglected or abused your loved one. We know how painful this experience can be for all parties involved, which is why our experienced New Jersey personal injury attorneys are here to help you and your loved one fight for the compensation you both deserve. Read on and reach out to our firm to learn more about nursing home negligence and how we can help you attain justice. Here are some of the questions you may have:

How does New Jersey law define nursing home negligence?

Nursing homes are legally obligated to protect the best interests of their residents. They have a duty of care towards their residents, and when they breach this duty of care, it is considered nursing home negligence. Nursing home negligence comes in various forms, including ignoring your loved one’s complaints of pain/discomfort, neglecting to ensure nursing home residents have access to food and water, failing to ensure that your loved one’s basic hygiene is taken care of, and more.

What are some signs of nursing home abuse?

There are various signs of nursing home neglect/abuse that you should always be looking out for, including the following:

  • Reports of physical or sexual abuse
  • Injuries from falls (often due to falling out of bed due to not having bed railings)
  • Dehydration
  • Frequent bruising or injury
  • Verbal insults
  • Broken bones
  • Improper medication dosing
  • Malnutrition
  • Infections

How do I report a bad nursing home in New Jersey?

The very first thing you should do once you begin to suspect nursing home negligence is to take pictures or videos of the unsafe conditions, and from here, you can either report the neglect/abuse to the Nursing Home Complaint Hotline, The New Jersey Office of the Adult Protective Services Agency, or The New Jersey Office of the Ombudsman for the Institutionalized Elderly. Additionally, if you believe your loved one is in immediate danger, you should call the police, as they can help bring your loved one to safety. Finally, if you are looking to sue the nursing home for negligence, you can contact our experienced New Jersey personal injury attorneys who can gather and present all additional evidence needed to win you and your family the compensation you deserve.

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Stathis & Leonardis, LLC is an experienced personal injury law firm in Middlesex County, New Jersey that is committed to helping clients who have been hurt due to another party’s negligence. If you have been involved in a motor vehicle accident or were injured on another person’s property, please do not hesitate to contact our firm today.

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