$3,100,000Pressure sore death
$2,333,000Fall involving traumatic brain injury
$1,500,000Bedsore settlement
$1,499,000Dementia patient injury
$1,250,000Repeated fall injuries

Toms River Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer

Deborah Gough
Attorney Deborah Gough
Licensed in New Jersey

The challenge of combating nursing home abuse calls for a legal approach that is both thorough and compassionate. Such abuse and neglect cases often involve vulnerable individuals requiring an advocate who understands their unique needs.

At Nursing Home Law Center, LLC, our nursing home abuse attorneys specialize in offering this type of focused legal assistance, striving to protect the rights and dignity of those affected by elder care facility abuse.

The Concerning State of Toms River Nursing Homes

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) December 2023 statistics reveal that 11 (22%) of the 51 nursing homes evaluated were rated as “below average” or even “much below average.”

Proving Nursing Home Abuse and Negligence

Proving abuse and neglect requires a meticulous approach. Our Toms River nursing home lawyers are skilled in demonstrating the breach of duty of care that leads to abuse and neglect.

Investigating Abuse Claims

Investigating claims of abuse in nursing homes involves an in-depth analysis of the circumstances surrounding each case. Our lawyers meticulously gather evidence to build an irrefutable case against the responsible nursing facility, including:

  • Medical records
  • Nursing home staff members’ testimony
  • Surveillance footage

The legal journey to prove nursing home neglect or abusive behavior can be fraught with challenges. We specialize in navigating these complexities and understanding the nuances of abuse and negligence law about the elderly and their care in nursing and assisted living facilities.

Preventing and Reacting to Elder Neglect

Our commitment extends beyond addressing existing abuse; we also focus on strategies to prevent neglect in Ocean County nursing homes. This involves working with facilities to implement better care standards and monitoring mechanisms to safeguard the well-being of residents.

We report a lack of quality care to the following authorities:

Action Plans Against Neglect

Developing action plans to prevent or respond to neglect in nursing facilities is essential. Our firm advises on best practices, staffing levels, and care protocols to minimize the risk of neglect. We also help families understand how they can play a role in monitoring and ensuring the proper care of their elderly loved ones.

Signs of Neglect in Nursing Homes

Recognizing signs of neglect is critical in protecting the elderly in Toms River care facilities. This includes monitoring for unsanitary conditions, unexplained weight loss, poor care, or a rapid decline in health. Early detection of these signs can prevent further harm and ensure prompt legal action.

Ocean County lawyers specialize in handling cases involving specific and severe outcomes of neglect, such as bedsores and wrongful death.

The Dangers of Bed Sores

Bedsores (pressure ulcers) are a serious indication of neglect. These injuries, if left untreated, can lead to severe complications. Our law firm emphasizes the duty of care nursing facilities have in preventing such injuries and holds them accountable when they fail in this regard.

Advocating for Victims of Nursing Home Abuse in Toms River

Our Ocean County law firm stands as a vigilant defender of those affected by nursing home abuse. Understanding that each case is unique, our New Jersey nursing home abuse lawyers dedicate themselves to identifying and addressing the nuanced aspects of each situation. Recognizing abuse, often concealed or unnoticed, is our primary step.

Identifying and Addressing Abuse

Abuse in nursing facilities can range from physical to emotional, often going unnoticed due to the vulnerable nature of the elderly. Our experienced team is proficient at recognizing the signs of abuse and neglect, which are pivotal in mounting an effective legal response. This includes monitoring for physical signs such as:

  • Unexplained injuries
  • Broken bones
  • Bedsores
  • Behavioral signs like withdrawal or fear

Hiring Ocean County Personal Injury Lawyers Advocating for Your Loved One

When the care of your loved ones is compromised in a nursing home, the Nursing Home Law Center, LLC stands ready to defend their rights. Contact our nursing home abuse attorneys at (800) 926-7565 to protect their dignity.

Our Ocean County legal team is equipped to handle compensation cases with the respect and attention they deserve, providing a free consultation to start the process toward recovery and justice.

Client Reviews

Jonathan did a great job helping my family navigate through a lengthy lawsuit involving my grandmother's death in a nursing home. Through every step of the case, Jonathan kept my family informed of the progression of the case. Although our case eventually settled at a mediation, I really was...

- Lisa

After I read Jonathan’s Nursing Home Blog, I decided to hire him to look into my wife’s treatment at a local nursing home. Jonathan did a great job explaining the process and the laws that apply to nursing homes. I immediately felt at ease and was glad to have him on my side. Though the lawsuit...

- Eric