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Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer Bergen County, NJ

Deborah Gough
Attorney Deborah Gough
Licensed in New Jersey

New Jersey’s elder abuse cases present a complex legal landscape that requires expert navigation. These cases, often entangled in medical and legal nuances, need a team proficient in both areas.

At Nursing Home Law Center, LLC, our nursing home abuse lawyers are known for their meticulous approach to such sensitive matters. We advocate passionately for our clients, seeking to hold negligent parties accountable and secure rightful compensation.

Alarming CMS Findings: Hackensack Nursing Home Care Below Par

In December 2023, CMS data revealed a troubling situation in Hackensack, New Jersey’s nursing home sector. Out of 346 local facilities, 126 (36%) received “below average” or “much below average” ratings, indicating significant care quality issues.

Combating Nursing Home Negligence in Bergen County: Your Path to Justice

Care home mistreatment in Bergen County is not just a legal issue but a moral one, demanding immediate attention and action. Families trust nursing homes and assisted living facilities, believing their loved ones will receive the utmost care and respect. However, when that trust is broken, and abuse occurs, our legal team provides a beacon of hope and a path to restitution.

As the first line of defense, we offer a free consultation to families of abused victims. These consultations serve as a critical step in understanding the situation, addressing the pain and suffering endured, and outlining the journey towards securing maximum compensation and justice.

The Prevalence of Nursing Home Negligence and Abuse in Bergen County, NJ

Bergen County’s idyllic settings mask a troubling issue: the persistent problem of abusive behavior and neglect in nursing homes. Despite stringent regulations, numerous nursing homes in the county have been cited for lapses in care that jeopardize the health and safety of residents.

Reports of unexplained injuries, poor care, frequent falls, and even death caused by negligence are all too common, prompting families to seek legal help.

Types of Elder Abuse and Neglect Prevalent in Bergen County Nursing Homes

In Bergen County, nursing homes grapple with various forms of abusive behavior and neglect involving:

  • Physical Abuse: Harm through violence or rough handling that can result in injuries or broken bones.
  • Emotional Abuse: Inflicting mental pain through verbal assaults or isolation.
  • Sexual Abuse: Non-consensual sexual contact, harassment, or exploitation.
  • Financial Exploitation: Manipulation of a resident’s finances without consent.
  • Negligence: Failure to provide essential care involving unsanitary conditions, medication errors, and sub-par care, leading to harm.
  • Medical Malpractice: Injury through medication errors or improper treatment.

The Critical Role of Bergen County Nursing Home Negligence Attorneys

The intricacies of nursing home negligence cases require a high level of legal expertise. Our Bergen County attorneys possess the specialized knowledge to navigate these complex cases, from understanding New Jersey statutes to interpreting medical records and identifying signs of mistreatment.

How Attorneys at Nursing Home Law Center, LLC, Help Abused Victims in Bergen County

Our nursing home negligence attorneys understand the trauma that mistreatment and neglect can inflict on disabled and elderly residents and families. We are committed to providing our clients in Bergen County with compassionate and effective legal representation. Our approach includes:

Our nursing home negligence law firm advises on best practices for monitoring and documenting signs of mistreatment. This includes keeping detailed records of any physical or emotional changes, incidents of poor care, and communications with nursing home staff members. This documentation is vital in building a strong legal case.

The legal process begins with an initial consultation, where our lawyers gather all pertinent information regarding nursing home neglect and abuse. We then assist in the following:

  • Reporting the abuse of staff members and other residents to the appropriate authorities
  • Conduct a thorough investigation
  • File a lawsuit when necessary

Our clients are supported with expert legal advice and representation throughout this process.

Advocating for Nursing Home Residents Pursuing Justice

Our advocacy for abused victims extends beyond the courtroom. We fight for the rights of residents and their families to ensure they receive maximum monetary recovery for their suffering. This includes compensation for medical expenses, pain and suffering, and, in cases of wrongful death, additional damages for the family’s loss.

Hiring Our Personal Injury Attorneys to Resolve Your New Jersey Nursing Home Neglect Claim

For anyone in Bergen County facing the problematic situation of abusive or neglectful behavior, we are ready to help. Call Nursing Home Law Center, LLC at (800) 926-7565 for a free consultation and take the first step towards securing justice for your family. Our experienced nursing home abuse lawyers are here to provide the support, guidance, and expert legal representation you need.

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