Bergen County Nursing Home Negligence Attorney
Nursing Home Negligence in Bergen County
Placing a loved one in a long-term care facility is an emotional decision. Suspecting or confirming they are suffering from mistreatment at the hands of their caregivers is heart-wrenching. If you or a family member are victims of nursing home abuse, or neglected in a nursing home, call The Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Hasson, P.C. Our attorneys work on behalf of victims of New Jersey elder abuse and offer legal advice, expertise and nine plus decades of combined experience to victims in physical abuse cases.
Our Bergen County nursing home negligence attorneys are reliable and possess the following:
- Legal knowledge of nursing home negligence
- More than 90 years of combined experience
- Extensive resources to help win your case
There is no charge for discussing your situation with us, so call The Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Hasson, P.C., today. Your initial consultation is free, and we speak English and Spanish.
How Can an Attorney Help With an Elder Abuse Case?
Our Bergen County nursing home negligence lawyers know the proper authorities to report nursing home abuse to and the steps to take to ensure your rights are protected once the abuse is reported. They understand how to file nursing home abuse reports and make legal claims against negligent care facilities and employees.
At The Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Hasson, P.C., our attorneys will do the following:
- Inform the living facility of any pending allegations and request a response to the claims
- Retain any needed expert medical witnesses
- Represent your interests at settlement negotiations
- If needed, take the matter to trial in civil court
We are compassionate towards our clients and fierce warriors for their legal rights. There are time limits to file a nursing home negligence case, so do not hesitate to call the elder abuse attorneys from The Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Hasson, P.C. There are no upfront legal fees, and we only get paid if you win.
Signs and Symptoms of Nursing Home Neglect
Nursing homes can neglect their residents physically, mentally, and emotionally. Some types of neglect are easier to recognize than others. However, specific signs and symptoms of nursing home neglect include:
- Malnourishment, malnutrition, and dehydration
- Medication errors
- Injuries from falls
- Bed sores
- Untreated abrasions
- Decayed teeth or lack of dentures
- Rapid weight loss
- Poor personal hygiene
- Sexual abuse
- Depression or withdrawal
- Unsanitary conditions
The best way to identify nursing home neglect is through frequent, unannounced visits to check on loved ones that are nursing home residents. It is also helpful to make notes of nursing home staff members charged with a loved one’s elder care. If you notice any signs or symptoms of abuse, contact a Bergen County nursing home negligence attorney to discuss how you can hold the negligent parties responsible for their actions.
Proving Nursing Home Negligence in Bergen County
Documentation is crucial when trying to prove a case of nursing home negligence. Often this comes in the form of a personal injury incident report. This is a document that is completed when a nursing home resident suffers harm.
Other documentation used to prove a case of assisted living facility negligence can include:
- Diaries kept by the resident or close family members
- Photographs of a resident’s bruises or other injuries
- Notes summarizing conversations with the resident or staff
- Photographs of medications given or prescribed to the resident
- Notes on personal observations of physical or emotional conditions kept by family members
A strong case for nursing home negligence can lead to a settlement or court award of damages to compensate the resident for any pain and suffering and cost of necessary medical treatment. A court may also award punitive damages. Punitive damages are meant to punish a defendant and to deter similar behavior in the future.
Contact the Bergen County Nursing Home Negligence Lawyers
If you or a loved one have been harmed as a result of nursing home negligence, our law firm is here to offer legal help. Contact our elder abuse lawyers at The Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Hasson, P.C., to learn more about pursuing a nursing home negligence case and keeping your loved one safe. Our compassionate Bergen County nursing home negligence attorneys will meet with you at no charge to discuss your case. With 90+ years of combined experience, our law firm is proud to serve Fair Lawn, Bergen County and the entire state of New Jersey with nursing home negligence legal services. To contact one of our highly experienced attorneys, call us at (201) 928-0300 or contact us via our free online form for a free consultation. We know how severe these cases can be and our New Jersey nursing home abuse lawyers are here to act as an advocate on your behalf.