Nursing Home Abuse
Elder abuse involves intentional acts on a nursing home resident that causes injury or poses a serious risk of harm. Elderly loved ones are more likely to be vulnerable to mistreatment, physical, emotional or mental abuse, and it is important to be aware of all those who come into contact with your loved one. Many cases of elder abuse come as a result of nursing home negligence, where caregivers and nursing home staff fail to prevent serious injuries or maintain their premises such that the risk of injury is minimized. Call our New Jersey nursing home abuse lawyers for a free case review. They charge no fee unless they recover for you and your family.
Types of Elder Abuse
- Physical abuse is when physical injury is caused or threatened to an elderly person or depriving them of basic necessities.
- Psychological or emotional abuse occurs when a caretaker does something to create mental or emotional distress on an elderly person.
- Sexual abuse is considered non-consensual sexual contact of any kind with an elderly person.
- Financial exploitation is generally when a person illegally takes, misuses or conceals the money, property or assets of an elderly person.
- Elder neglect is the failure or refusal of a caretaker or nursing home staff responsible for the care of an elderly person to provide basic necessities such as food, shelter, health care and protection.
- Self-neglect is when an elderly person displays behavior that threatens his or her own health or safety and intervention is required.
- Abandonment occurs when an elderly person is deserted by a caretaker, who has assumed responsibility for proper care.
Nursing Home Neglect Lawyers
Your elderly loved ones deserve to be treated with respect and have their civil rights upheld. If you are seeking financial compensation on your loved one’s behalf, our attorneys can help you through the legal process and hold the individual or nursing home facility responsible for their actions. Filing a lawsuit can also help other people by encouraging other nursing homes to properly care for their residents. For a free consultation on your case, call us toll-free at (609) 707-8617 or fill out an online contact form.
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