Experienced NJ Nursing Home Injury Attorneys Secure Justice for Elderly Victims of Abuse and Negligence
You trust nursing home caregivers to provide the highest quality care and treatment to your elderly loved ones. Beyond that, you expect the staff at your loved one’s nursing home to be kind and compassionate. It is a sad fact that families can be torn apart by revelations of abuse and neglect of their elderly loved ones.
If your mother, father, family member, or friend has been injured as a result of nursing home abuse or neglect in New Jersey, do not hesitate to contact Barry Sugarman and the experienced nursing home injury attorneys at Sugarman Law. A member of the firm’s nursing home litigation team will be happy to speak with you about your claim and formulate a strategy for securing compensation and seeking justice on behalf of your loved one.
What Are the Most Common Instances of Abuse and Neglect in New Jersey Nursing Homes?
Elderly patients frequently require special assistance because they are in frail health. This means that the elderly are often vulnerable to abuse and neglect. Some of the most common nursing home injuries suffered by elderly residents include slip & fall injuries, malnutrition and dehydration, bed sores, sepsis and other serious infections, and burn injuries. These injuries can be caused by a variety of factors, including:
State and federal laws recognize that elderly residents are vulnerable and need to be protected against both negligence and abuse. The most common forms of nursing home abuse include:
- Physical abuse: Elderly residents who suffer physical abuse at the hands of nursing home staff members may have both criminal and civil claims.
- Sexual abuse: Any kind of non-consensual sexual activity with nursing home residents needs to be reported immediately.
- Emotional abuse: Elderly residents deserve to be treated with dignity by nursing home staff at all times.
- Financial exploitation: Many elderly residents are unable to protect themselves against theft or fraud by nursing home staff.
Trusted Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers Help Your Elderly Loved One Get Proper Treatment and Compensation for Injuries
Filing a lawsuit against a negligent nursing home can help to stop the cycle of nursing home abuse. Unfortunately, nursing homes are run by corporations and often have legal experts on their side. That’s why you need a qualified legal professional who can represent your interests and fight for you in the courtroom.
Barry Sugarman has helped countless clients and their loved ones in nursing home abuse and neglect cases just like yours. Mr. Sugarman is a practiced litigator who not only fights for victims of neglect but also teaches other NJ lawyers how to handle these kinds of cases. Sugarman Law is a reputable firm that provides trusted nursing home resources, including access to former nursing home administrators and nurse’s aides. Call Mr. Sugarman today to discuss your situation, or email him to schedule a free consultation at one of his offices in Somerville and Marlton. An experienced nursing home abuse & neglect lawyer will examine the evidence in your case, including medical records, photographs of injuries, and testimony from nursing home employees or other witnesses.
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