Do you suspect nursing home neglect?
Many of us rely upon nursing home facilities to help care for our loved ones requiring care that just cannot be provided at home. Unfortunately, nursing home staff neglect and abuse statistics are increasing nationwide. If you or a loved one has been victimized by neglect in a nursing home, it is imperative you contact an attorney right away.
Nursing home abuse and neglect can occur in many ways, all of which are to the extreme detriment of the victim. Some common signs and symptoms of neglect include:
- Bed or pressure sores
- Loss of weight
- Chapped lips
- Inappropriate use of restraints
- Sexual assault
In many instances, nursing homes are understaffed, and the staff that is employed is overworked, poorly trained or even blatantly unethical. Often, staff members will be hired without criminal background check or other basic investigation. This creates conditions in the nursing home conducive to neglect and injury to the residents.
Szaferman Lakind prides itself on the attentive, thorough and family-oriented service we provide to our clients. Our attorney team is well-versed in the field of personal injury law, and we have handled countless cases throughout our years of practice. New Jersey has laws specifically written to protect our loved ones in the nursing home setting and to assist us in punishing those who commit abuse and neglect. If you are seeking legal assistance after suffering from nursing home neglect, or if you have a family member that has been victimized, contact our offices today and we will work to obtain a case resolution that brings justice to unjust circumstances.