As the baby boomer generation in New Jersey continues to age, there will be an even greater need for quality nursing homes. It has been projected that at some point in the future, more than half of all adults in the United States will need some type of nursing home care. Unfortunately, the current state of affairs of nursing home care is wrought with serious issues, including poorly managed facilities, understaffing, inexperienced and improperly trained staff, and more. These issues often lead to cases of abuse and neglect. If your elderly loved one has been a victim, contact a nursing home abuse lawyer NJ clients recommend from Davis & Brusca, LLC to find out what legal recourse your family may have.
Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect
According to multiple studies, as well as investigations conducted by the United States Congress, almost 35 percent of nursing homes in the U.S. have been cited for serious violations that resulted in or could have resulted in harm to residents. Even more tragic, half of all nursing home residents who have been surveyed say they are victims of nursing home abuse and 95 percent say they have witnessed staff neglecting other residents.
Signs of Abuse or Neglect
So, what are the red flags that can indicate that a loved one may be a victim of nursing home abuse or neglect? Some of the more common include:
The types of nursing home abuse that a nursing home abuse lawyer in NJ can handle are:
Is Your Loved One a Victim
When you placed your elderly family member in a nursing home, you entrusted their care to the nursing home management and staff, trusting they would do all they could to care for your loved one with the dignity and compassion they deserve. If you suspect that trust has been violated, it is critical to take the steps to ensure the abuse and/or neglect stop and your loved one is protected.
The first step is to contact Davis & Brusca, LLC. Our legal team can help you report the abuse to the proper state agencies, as well as take the necessary steps to file an injury lawsuit against the facility and those responsible for the harm that has been inflicted on your loved one. Call our office today to schedule a free and confidential consultation with a NJ nursing home abuse lawyer and find out how we can help.