Selecting a Nursing Home

You Can Protect Your Loved Ones

If you suspect any type of abuse, neglect or denial of a resident’s rights, you should bring this to someone’s attention immediately. It may be something that can be resolved by meeting with the facility Administrator or Director of Nursing. If not, you can contact your state licensing board, your State Department of Health, or Ombudsman for the elderly . View a state by state listing of the Ombudsman’s Offices at and state licensing boards at

It is important for family and friends of nursing home residents to be observant and to visit frequently, especially at varying times of the day. Sugarman Law encourages you to examine your loved one’s physical and environmental conditions throughout their residence at the nursing facility. Do not fear asking questions of the staff. Inadequate responses or failure to answer might indicate a problem.

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Winning Results

  • $1,400,000

    against a nursing home for the choking death of a resident

  • $1,000,000

    against an assisted living facility for injury and wrongful death of a resident

  • $930,000

    against a Middlesex County nursing home for a resident’s pressure ulcers and wrongful death

  • $3,000,000

    settlement for workers with mesothelioma, lung cancer, and asbestosis caused by asbestos in the workplace