The neglect of the elderly is an all too common occurrence in New Jersey and throughout the nation. It has been estimated that more than 2 million senior citizens are physically, emotionally and/or psychologically abused in U.S. nursing homes every year. Even more disturbing is that a great many of these cases go unreported. If you have discovered or suspect that your loved one was a victim of nursing home abuse, the personal injury lawyers at the Reinartz Law Firm can help. We will fight for justice and to ensure that the victim of the nursing home abuse or their family receives compensation for the damages inflicted.
About Nursing Home Abuse In Bergen County and NJ
Nursing homes owe a duty of care to their residents. In Hackensack, and throughout the state of New Jersey, these entities must uphold a certain level of service to fulfill this duty of care. The Federal Government has also enacted laws designed to protect residents of nursing homes from harm and poor treatment at the hands of negligent providers. When a resident has been the victim of abuse or neglect, there are procedures in place that allow them to file a claim and to seek compensation for damages.
There are a number of different ways that nursing home residents may be victimized and abused:
- Physical Neglect (i.e. poor hygiene, unattended/abandoned residents)
- Lack of supervision/inadequate staffing
- Pressure Ulcers/Bed sores
- Falls, failure to safely restrain
- Excessive restraint
- Medication errors
- Inadequate sanitary conditions
- Broken equipment
- Rapid unexpected health decline
- Weight Loss
- Unexplained injuries, fractures/cuts/bruises
How The Reinartz Law Firm Can Help
At the Reinartz Law Firm, we understand how difficult it can be when your elderly family member has reached the point of needing home care. It can be an overwhelming experience to choose a facility and entrust the care and well being of your loved one to strangers. When this trust is betrayed, it is devastating for all involved. Our nursing home attorneys are sensitive to these issues, and we are committed to helping you and your family pursue just compensation for the damages sustained. We understand the laws and the protections available to residents, and are experienced in the courts of New Jersey. We consider it an honor to advocate on behalf of nursing home abuse victims and the loved ones who have their best interests at heart.
If you see signs of abuse, suspect neglect or feel uneasy about the treatment your loved one is receiving at a nursing home or assisted living facility, contact the Reinartz Law Firm at 201-289-8614 to speak with a nursing home abuse lawyer today. All consultations are confidential and free.