Home Health Aide Abuse Lawyer
Experienced NJ Attorney Holds Home Health Aides Liable for Negligence and Abuse of the Patients They Care For
Hiring a home health aide to care for and supervise an elderly loved one is often an excellent alternative to nursing homes or assisted living facilities. However, when the aide you hire fails to provide the care you were promised, and instead causes injuries through neglect or abuse, you should take action to hold the aide and the agency they came from accountable.
If you believe your loved one has been a victim of emotional, physical or financial abuse at the hands of a home health aide, please contact the Sugarman Law Firm for a free consultation. Barry Sugarman will leave no stone unturned in finding out what happened that resulted in your loved one’s injuries and then he will fight tirelessly for maximum compensation for your family.
Call Sugarman Law If Your Loved One is a Victim of Any of these Common Forms of Home Health Aide Abuse. Home health aide companies make many promises. They say that in-home care will allow your Mom or Dad to remain in the comfort of their own surroundings while still getting the assistance they need with tasks such bathing, cooking/eating, dressing, using the bathroom, etc.
Unfortunately, once you’ve signed on the dotted line, the aide sent to care for your loved one may not fulfill on those promises. There are many reasons for this: aides are usually undertrained and underpaid and it’s not usual to find they have unmanageable caseloads. All too often, the priority of home health aide companies is making money; they accept too many patients and fail to provide employees who can handle the workload and meet promises to keep your loved one safe and comfortable at home.
Types of Home Health Aide Neglect and Abuse
When a home health aide fails to provide the services you were promised and are paying for, their negligence may result in injury to your aging loved one. For example, if the aide is supposed to cook and doesn’t bother to prepare meals, your loved one may go without eating or drinking. If the aide doesn’t clean the home, trip and fall hazards can cause serious injury. If they don’t turn and reposition the patient in bed or a chair, serious pressure sores ( also called bedsores) can result.
Abuse is a different matter entirely. While negligence can be chalked up to the home health aide’s mistake and them just not always doing their job, abuse is deliberate and must not be tolerated by home health aides, in nursing homes or in assisted living facilities.
Physical Abuse: Punching, kicking, slapping, restraining – these are all examples of physical abuse. Withholding food and drink are also forms of physical abuse.
Emotional Abuse: Yelling, bullying, intimidating, making fun of, ignoring – these are all examples of emotional abuse.
Sexual Abuse: As disgusting as it sounds, when a home health aide or other caregiver forces an elderly person to engage in nonconsensual sexual activity – even touching or improperly handling them while dressing or bathing – this is sexual abuse.
New Jersey law requires home health care companies to properly train employees and do background checks before they are sent out to care for patients. When they fail to do these things, your family member is put at risk. Sugarman Law will mount a case against the home health aide and the hiring company. We’ll get your family justice.
Call an Experienced Home Health Aide Abuse Lawyer for a Free Consultation
Rest assured, if your elderly loved one has been injured because of the negligence or abuse of a home health aide, Barry Sugarman will hold the company and individual responsible for their actions. We have won money damages for New Jersey families, like yours, who have fallen victim to negligent home health care companies.
Don’t wait another minute. Contact Sugarman Law so we can get started investigating what happened and fight for your rights. Mr. Sugarman will get the answers to all your questions. There are no upfront legal costs; all cases are handled on a contingency basis. If we don’t win damages in your case, you don’t pay anything.
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