Elder Neglect in New Jersey
When elderly individuals can no longer take care of themselves in an adequate manner, they may move decide to a nursing home. In many cases, these nursing homes do a wonderful job of caring for their residents. However, not all nursing homes hold themselves to such high standards. A nursing home may begin to neglect residents, whether due to error, understaffing, or maliciousness. This can lead to serious injuries or even death for the neglected residents. When elderly individuals can speak for themselves, it is important that you report neglect and take the necessary legal action.
How Levinson Axelrod, P.A. Can Help You:
- Investigate the nursing home records and reported incidents
- Gather evidence to create a strong claim
- Bring forward a case against the negligent parties
- Stand up for you and your loved one in court if necessary
- Provide strong and strategic negotiation skills
We know that nursing home neglect cases can be very emotional and frustrating. That is why our New Jersey nursing home neglect lawyers are always just a phone call away. You can reach us at (732) 440-3089.
What Is Considered Neglect?
Neglect is any refusal or failure to provide adequate care to an elderly individual. Neglect may also extend to financial duties if a person has been given the responsibility to pay for bills or other financial obligations. In cases of nursing home neglect, this usually manifests itself as the nurses or staff not providing basic and expected life necessities to residents, such as water, food, personal hygiene, medications, comfort, and clothing.
If you notice the following signs or symptoms, neglect may have occurred:
- A lack of personal and / or dental hygiene
- Bed sores or other untreated injuries / health problems
- Unsafe living conditions (such as lack of heating in the winter)
- Unsanitary or unclean living area
- Dehydration or malnutrition
- Lack of access to running water
If your loved one is in the care of a nursing home, make sure you are aware of their living conditions and always follow up on suspected incidents of neglect. The sooner you report the issue and take action on it, the stronger your case will be.
At Levinson Axelrod, P.A., we understand how hard this time can be. Let our New Jersey nursing home neglect lawyers help carry this burden. Fill out a case evaluation today.