New Jersey Top-Rated Attorneys Fight for Victims of Nursing Home Negligence and Abuse
Successfully securing compensation and restitution for the elderly
According to the latest statistics, there are 15,600 nursing homes in the United States, housing approximately 1.4 million elderly Americans. While most nursing home residents would prefer to live independently, many elderly Americans reach a time in life where they are in need of long-term continuous care. Unfortunately, each year, nursing home residents are victims of negligence or abuse, resulting in harm or damage to the resident. These facilities can be held legally responsible if a personal injury or medical malpractice lawsuit is filed. The top-rated attorneys at New Jersey’s Lomurro Law aggressively fight for victims of nursing home negligence and abuse and have a track record of success in securing compensation and restitution.
What is nursing home negligence?
While nursing home negligence is similar to nursing home abuse, they are not the same. Nursing home negligence occurs when a resident fails to receive proper physical, medical, or emotional attention. Nursing home negligence is defined as a breach of duty or a form of below standard care that is a reasonably foreseeable outcome of the nursing home’s negligent actions. These negligent actions result in harm to the resident.
Nursing home abuse
Nursing home abuse generally presents itself in two ways: the condition of the facility and the conduct of the nursing home employees.
Nursing home facility conditions
The nursing home facility – including the grounds and the building – must be clean, safe, and properly equipped. Residents must have regular access to social services, nutritious meals, recreational activities, appropriate medications, and onsite emergency care. Nursing homes must be designed and maintained properly to prevent slip and falls, which is the leading cause of nursing home injuries. In addition, nursing home personnel must be well-trained and present in adequate numbers at all times.
Nursing home employee conduct
Nursing home abuse that involves the conduct of nursing home employees may take the form of physical, emotional, financial, or sexual abuse. Bruising, bed sores, sanitary concerns, or sudden changes in weight may all be indicators of abuse. Other, less obvious signs, may present in the form of social withdrawal or depression.
Trust our knowledgeable New Jersey nursing home abuse attorneys
If you or a loved one has been the victim of nursing home negligence or abuse, you deserve compassionate, experienced counsel who will fight for your rights and aggressively pursue just compensation. The highly regarded legal team at Lomurro Law has over 130 years combined experience and a demonstrated track record of success. Our accomplished team includes eight New Jersey Supreme Court Certified Civil Trial Attorneys and two retired Superior Court Judges. Initial consultations are free so contact us today at 732-414-0300 or online to discuss your case or set up an appointment. Serving clients throughout New Jersey, with convenient offices in Freehold, Toms River and East Brunswick.