Nursing Home Neglect and Abuse
The decision to place your elderly parent or family member in a long-term care facility is always tough. You are trusting that the nursing home can better meet your loved one’s needs than you are able to do.
If you suspect that a nursing home has broken that trust, contact the East Brunswick law firm of Martin Kane Kuper, LLC. We can investigate and intervene to stop nursing home abuse or neglect, and perhaps hold the care center accountable for monetary damages.
We have represented families in Middlesex County and the surrounding counties of New Jersey. Call today at 1-877-NJLAW4U for a free consultation with our experienced nursing home litigation attorneys.
Injury, Illness or Death from Substandard Care
Nursing homes, assisted living centers and other long-term care facilities are accountable for damages if medical negligence, abusive treatment or patient neglect results in serious injury or hastens a decline in health. Contact us if you observed disturbing signs or suspect elder abuse:
- Bed sores (pressure ulcers) or lesions
- Broken or fractured bones from falling
- Unexplained cuts, bruises or bandages
- Significant weight loss
- Dehydration or malnourishment
- Unexplained mood changes
- Fear of a particular caregiver
- Unexplained refusal or inability to communicate
- Neglected bathing and hygiene
- Unjustified physical restraints or overmedicating (sedation)
We have brought lawsuits on behalf of elderly residents and their families over bed sores, malnutrition, falls, sexual assault, medication errors, physical abuse, emotional abuse/punishment and wrongful death. Damages can include hospital bills, permanent disability and physical suffering or emotional trauma.
Even when there was insufficient evidence to merit compensation, we put those institutions on notice to end the abuse and address the neglect.
Our knowledgeable nursing home abuse lawyers, Jim Martin and a licensed nurse on staff, conduct a thorough investigation into staffing levels and hiring practices, quality of medical care, security and supervision of residents, administrative and patient care practices, response to patient complaints, and prior lawsuits or state code violations.
Bed sores, for example, are preventable when patients are moved and turned at prescribed intervals, and are life-threatening if not aggressively treated. Medication mistakes commonly result from laziness or sloppy charting — we sued on behalf of a patient who died from an infection because her IV was not changed every 72 hours. Falling injuries occur when patients at high risk are not properly protected (bed rails, wheelchair belts) or assisted by staff in walking.
Discuss your concerns with our experienced nursing home abuse and neglect attorneys. We will explain the possible legal remedies and take immediate action to make it stop. Call 1-877-NJLAW4U or contact us online for a free case evaluation.