There are many situations that can create a legal claim against a care facility for harming a resident. Whether that incident occurred in a rest home, nursing home, convalescent home, rehabilitation facility, or somewhere else, the negligent company (and/or its negligent employees) can be held legally accountable for acts of abuse, neglect, recklessness, or negligence when they cause harm.
If you are concerned that your loved one may have been harmed by careless staff at an elder care facility, now is the time to speak up and to ask an experienced nursing home neglect lawyer NJ residents trust for answers about your options. The legal team at Davis & Brusca is always available to help family members who are concerned about the wellbeing of their elderly loved ones as a result of possible abuse and/or neglect.
Cases of Neglect, Negligence, and Abuse
There are innumerable ways a senior resident can suffer harm while admitted to a nursing facility when the facility fails to hire sufficient numbers of staff or uses poorly trained staff. Sadly, cases of negligence and abuse are more common than many people realize. Family place their loved ones in these facilities because they are unable to provide the care themselves, and feel a tremendous betrayal of trust (along with immense emotional pain) when they learn that the facility failed to deliver necessary care or failed to provide a place where their loved one could live in safety and dignity. If this has happened to your family, trust the skilled lawyers from Davis & Brusca, LLC for help. Our New Jersey nursing home neglect law firm can help hold the responsible parties accountable and can seek compensation for the harm that your loved one has suffered.
Here are just a few examples of how nursing home abuse and neglect can happen:
Failing To Keep Area Free of Hazards and Safe
An elder care facility must keep the premises reasonably safe and free of hazards for both the residents and visitors. If the staff are aware of broken machinery, debris on the floor, or something else that puts others in jeopardy, fails to correct it, and someone is hurt as a result, they can be found liable for “negligence.”
Staffing Failures – Nursing and Care Staff
Nursing homes can be held accountable for harms caused by their failure to perform a proper inquiry into the skills, training or background of their staff, if those failures lead to harms from abusive, negligent, or otherwise careless staff. Failing to sufficiently train and oversee nurses or other care staff may be a factor in such suits. When you hire Davis & Brusca, you can trust the dedicated team of advocates at our New Jersey nursing home neglect law firm to investigate thoroughly and advise you of your options.
Failing to Provide Proper Medical Care
The Nurses and Care Staff responsible for caring for residents may commit negligence if they fail to provide care which meets with standards of care. An incident of poor medical care may turn into a serious medical malpractice lawsuit. Examples of ways that a facility may fail to properly care for a senior patient include:
No matter what the unique circumstances of your situation may be, our New Jersey nursing home neglect law firm will be more than happy to help you make an informed decision about your legal options. We look forward to speaking with you.