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Passaic, NJ Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer

Deborah Gough
Attorney Deborah Gough
Licensed in New Jersey

Abuse is a severe issue that affects thousands of vulnerable adults every year. The mistreatment could include physical abuse, sexual abuse, emotional abuse, and financial abuse.

Nursing home residents are often at risk of abuse because they are elderly or disabled and unable to protect themselves.

Nursing home residents victimized by neglect or abuse have legal options!? The affiliate New Jersey personal injury attorneys advocate for all disabled and elderly people harmed by caregivers, family members, friends, visitors, and other patients.

Are you a victim of nursing home mistreatment? Contact our Passaic nursing home abuse lawyers at Nursing Home Law Center, LLC at (800) 926-7565 (toll-free phone number) to schedule a free consultation. All confidential or sensitive information you share with our legal team remains private through an attorney-client relationship.

US Nursing Home Abuse Statistics

According to the National Center on Elder Abuse (NCEA), abuse and neglect in nursing homes are severe problems in the United States.

An estimated 2.6 million elder mistreatment and abuse cases are reported annually. That includes physical abuse, emotional abuse, sexual abuse, exploitation, and negligence. These incidents often have devastating consequences for victims, who can suffer physical injuries, psychological trauma, and even death.


Nurses and nurse aides neglecting nursing home residents by failing to provide adequate health care can devastate the patient who suffers severe physical, emotional, and mental harm. Many victims are highly vulnerable or frail and unable to speak for themselves, remaining silent for months or years in fear of retaliation.

Many nurses and nurse aides mistreat nursing home patients by:

  • Failing to provide necessary care or medication
  • Not cleaning or grooming patients properly
  • Failing to provide sufficient food and water (malnutrition and dehydration)
  • Leaving them unattended for long periods
  • Not responding to cries for help
Physical Abuse

Nurses, doctors, nurse aides, visitors, patients, family members, and friends can physically assault a nursing home resident through the violence of hitting, slapping, shoving, spitting, or any other physical force.

Sometimes, nurses and nurse aides use excessive force when moving a resident or applying unauthorized physical/chemical restraint. Physical abuse often leads to severe injuries, long-term health problems, or death.

Emotional Abuse

Any nursing home resident who was emotionally abused can suffer years of traumatic harm. This abusive behavior might involve yelling, degrading, humiliating, or making the resident feel scared or helpless.

Emotional abuse can cause lasting psychological damage and lead to depression and social isolation.

Sexual Assault

Sexual abuse can physically and mentally damage victims. The abuse might involve unwanted touching, kissing, or sexual assault. Sexual abuse can leave victims feeling humiliated and violated, leading to long-term health problems such as sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) and rape trauma syndrome.

Financial Exploitation

Exploiting a nursing home resident’s financial well-being is another common abuse. The abuse might involve stealing money or possessions from a resident, coercing them into giving away their money/assets or using their name without permission to obtain credit cards or loans.

Financial exploitation can leave victims penniless, struggling to get by, or unable to leave an inheritance to beloved family members.

Nursing Home Malpractice

Sadly, many nursing home residents are victims of medical malpractice when nurses and nurse aides fail to follow established protocols, leading to severe harm or death.

The victims have legal rights to seek financial compensation by filing a claim or lawsuit that holds the medical professional and nursing home financially accountable for damages.

Negligence and Bedsores

Many nursing homes fail to provide adequate healthcare based on established protocols, compromising the resident’s health. Many patients cannot move independently, requiring the assistance of nurses and nurse’s aides to avoid developing bedsores due to remaining stationery over time.

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recognizes bedsores as a “never event,” meaning they should never develop when the nursing staff follows appropriate skin care. Because of that, developing bedsores (pressure sores, pressure wounds, pressure ulcers, decubitus ulcers) are usually an indicator of mistreatment in nursing homes.

Unfortunately, data shows that nearly every nursing facility in New Jersey has failed to provide adequate skin care to some patients. If you suspect that your loved one’s pressure wounds result from negligence, contact a Passaic County nursing home abuse lawyer today.

Our experienced Passaic NJ attorneys can stop the mistreatment immediately and ensure your loved one receives the appropriate care to heal.

Filing a Personal Injury Lawsuit Seeking Financial Compensation

Is your loved one the victim of abuse or mistreatment? Were they hurt at the hands of the nursing staff, another resident, visitor, family member, or friend?

Our nursing home abuse attorneys represent victims in Passaic County to ensure they were adequately compensated for their injuries.

Victims who were injured and surviving families who lost a loved one through a preventable death can file a lawsuit to recoup their monetary damages, which could include:

  • Hospital bills and medical expenses
  • Loss of benefits
  • Funeral and burial expenses (in wrongful death cases)
  • Loss of familial support
  • Pain, suffering, mental anguish, and emotional trauma
  • Punitive damages (in some cases)

Contact an experienced nursing home attorney from our Passaic, NJ, law offices if you have any questions. Our attorneys represent clients throughout New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, and Maryland.

Hire Nursing Abuse Lawyers to Resolve your Personal Injury Case

An experienced Passaic County nursing home attorney from our law offices can handle every aspect of your legal issues to hold the nursing facility legally and financially accountable. Contact our lawyers at (800) 926-7565 to schedule a free case review.

We accept every Passaic, NJ, nursing home neglect and abuse case on a contingency fee arrangement. This agreement ensures you pay no upfront fees until your experienced nursing home lawyer resolves your case through a negotiated settlement or jury award.


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