More Questions than Answers about Your Loved One’s NJ Nursing Home Injury? Sugarman Law Will Investigate
Nursing home negligence often goes unreported because elderly victims are afraid to report their caregivers. They fear retribution, embarrassment and, most of all, they fear things can get worse. If you suspect that your elderly loved one has been the victim of nursing home negligence or abuse anywhere in New Jersey, get involved right away. You are their voice and they are counting on you to speak out on their behalf. Contact an experienced nursing home injury attorney who will investigate your loved one’s unexplained nursing home injuries.
Nursing homes and living facilities in New Jersey must follow strict guidelines when it comes to the care of elderly patients. When they are negligent about their duties, they must be held accountable. Even when the cause of the injuries is unclear, our experienced attorneys will do all the investigation and research necessary to get your family the answers to important questions.
Since 1991, Sugarman Law has won countless settlements and verdicts for its clients, including a $1,000,000 settlement for a person injured and killed as a result of nursing home negligence and abuse. We will put all our experience to work for your family member and get them the compensation they deserve.
What Are the Most Common Signs of Nursing Home Neglect?
Sometimes it’s difficult to pinpoint where the abuse is coming from in a nursing home. Often, the resident doesn’t report abuse and loved ones aren’t there 24/7 to look for signs of negligence. However, some common nursing home injuries may be indications of abuse. These include:
Since all signs of nursing home abuse are not obvious, you can be on the lookout for some things when visiting your elderly loved one, including:
- Elderly resident has unexplained bed sores or ulcers
- Resident is frequently ill
- Resident is often under heavy medication or sedation
- Resident experienced rapid weight loss
- Resident can’t explain broken bones, bruises, or cuts
- Resident has marks around their wrists or ankles
- Patient lives in unsanitary conditions
- Patient is suffering from depression, anxiety, or withdrawal
- Resident has undergone a noticeable mood or personality change
Keep Your Eyes and Ears Open to Protect Loved Ones in Nursing Homes
Many instances of nursing home negligence in New Jersey go unreported. That’s why family members need to be especially attentive and look for the warning signs before an elderly loved one suffers a serious injury or even death. If you’ve noticed the signs of unexplained injuries suffered by an elderly loved one, you need to take certain steps to protect them against further harm:
- Seek immediate medical treatment for your elderly loved one.
- Make sure that you speak with your elderly loved one away from nursing home staff because residents are often fearful of retribution for reporting abuse by staff members.
- Report the suspected nursing home abuse to the nursing home administrator.
- Contact law enforcement and alert them to the potential problem.
- Contact an experienced nursing home abuse attorney.
Experienced Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer Helps Victims of Unexplained Nursing Home Injuries in New Jersey
If you believe that your elderly loved one may be the victim of nursing home neglect or abuse, you need to act immediately. Start by documenting the problem. Then contact an experienced nursing home attorney to discuss the matter and explore your options. At Sugarman Law, this is what we do – all day. Barry Sugarman is passionate about fighting for the rights of families that have been impacted by nursing home negligence. Our team never represents nursing homes, assisted living facilities or other corporations. We focus on helping families, like yours.
A thorough investigation is crucial in these kinds of cases because unexplained injuries in nursing homes may be attributable to a number of different causes. You can rely on the experienced nursing home abuse lawyers at Sugarman law to investigate your case. We will examine your loved one’s medical records, thoroughly evaluate the procedures used by hospital and nursing home staff to treat and care for your loved one, and work with experts to determine the exact cause of your loved one’s injuries.
Call Sugarman Law today to discuss your case, or fill out the online contact form to schedule a free consultation at the firm’s offices in Somerville or Marlton. We represent families throughout New Jersey, from Atlantic City to Summit, Trenton to Freehold. We are here for your family, too.
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