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Nursing Home Negligence

New Jersey Nursing Home Negligence Lawyers

Representing those neglected in nursing homes throughout the state.

One of the hardest decisions we make in life is the decision to place a loved one in a nursing home. That decision is only made more daunting by knowing the prevalence of elder abuse and care negligence throughout the nursing home system. Relatives of elderly loved ones turn to nursing homes when they are no longer able to provide the level of care their loved one requires and nursing homes provide a promise to provide excellent care in a secure living environment for their residents. However, it is a devastating reality that elder abuse and neglect in nursing homes and assisted living facilities occurs very commonly, regardless of your best efforts to choose a top-level facility and staying in close contact with your elderly loved one. 

 

In New Jersey, nursing homes and assisted living facilities have state and federal laws for the safety and care standards that the facility must provide to its residents. If you notice any signs of abuse or neglect of your loved one in a nursing home, it is crucial to get in touch with an experienced personal injury attorney who can assist you with filing a claim or lawsuit against the facility. 

Common Signs of Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect include, but are not limited to:

  • Bedsores

  • Burns

  • Dehydration

  • Dislocations

  • Emotional, mental or verbal abuse

  • Excessive or unreasonable restraint

  • Exploitation, such as theft, misuse or concealment of assets or funds

  • Fractures

  • Infections

  • Injuries or illness caused by medication errors

  • Isolation

  • Malnutrition or sudden weight change

  • Sprains

  • Unexplained injuries

  • Unsanitary conditions or poor hygiene

 

Any of the examples above are signs that may indicate your loved one is suffering from elder abuse and neglect. Even the highest-rated facilities can become a breeding ground for abuse and neglect, whether it be caused by a shortage of medical staff, overworked medical professionals, lack of funds, or simply negligent hiring and managing practices of the facility staff. Regardless of a nursing home or assisted living facility's issues, no resident should be injured or made to suffer. Do not let nursing home negligence and elder abuse be a silent crime.

 

If you suspect your loved one is the victim of elder abuse or neglect, contact a New Jersey nursing home abuse lawyer right away. At Rinaldo and Rinaldo, we have a team of experienced attorneys who can provide you advice on your situation and help build your case to file a personal injury lawsuit for your loved one. With more than 90 years of legal experience at Rinaldo and Rinaldo, our firm has unparalleled litigation knowledge and skills to build your case while you focus on the health and well-being of your elderly loved one. 

COVID-19 Update: 

Outbreaks & Deaths in New Jersey's Nursing Homes during the COVID-19 Pandemic

 

The COVID-19 pandemic has devastated New Jersey's most vulnerable community, our elderly residents. As of August 2020, nursing home deaths account for more than 40% of all COVID-19 related deaths in New Jersey. Both state and federal governments are currently investigating nursing home facilities to determine if any facility was negligent towards their patients' and/or residents' health and safety with respect to COVID-19. 

 

If your loved one has been injured or died as a result of COVID-19 while living in a nursing home and you suspect the facility's negligence or wrongdoing is to blame, contact Rinaldo and Rinaldo. Our firm has unparalleled success litigating personal injury and wrongful death lawsuits.

Related Practices

  • Elder Law

  • Personal Injury

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