Nursing Home Negligence
Nursing Home Abuse Case Attorneys in Newark
When we entrust a nursing home or other long-term care facility with the care of our elder family members and other loved ones, we expect, and our loved ones deserve, excellent and attentive care.
When nursing homes fail to follow guidelines, and when staff members break care and abuse laws in place to protect nursing home residents, serious injury can result. Nursing home negligence and injuries include:
- Bedsores and pressure sores : The painful injury can result from a failure to assist residents in turning over regularly in bed. The worst cases can result in the amputation of legs and arms. Bedsores and pressure sores are always preventable if patients receive proper care and attention.
- Malnutrition : Malnutrition can occur in abuse situations but most often occurs from a lack of proper monitoring of the food intake of residents.
- Physical abuse : The most tragic of nursing home injuries, physical abuse, can occur sporadically or regularly and systematically. Lack of adequate management of staff can contribute to the extent of physical abuse.
- Failure to restrain : Residents and patients who are unable to walk properly often need to be monitored in order to prevent falls and resulting broken bones and fractured hips. Failure to restrain can also result in "eloping," which is the term used when patients leave a care facility without permission and without the facility's knowledge.
Alzheimer's patients, the victims of brain trauma and other elders, often need care equivalent to the care required by an infant. Some elders are unable to control outbursts, demands and crying. Staff and management must have controls in place to prevent abuse and negligence. Lawyer Robert Solomon of the personal injury law firm of Robert A. Solomon, P.C. has handled dozens of nursing home negligence cases, and can help you and your family.
Contact Us: Nursing Home Neglect Lawyer - New Jersey
If you have questions regarding nursing home injuries, negligence and abuse, wrongful death and elder care and elder law, contact our firm for answers and representation. We offer free initial consultations, are available for evening and weekend appointments, and employ in-house Spanish and Portuguese speakers for our clients' convenience. To contact us, call us toll free at 1-866-METROLAW (1-866-638-7652).