Many families today grapple with the decision to place an elderly loved one in a nursing home, assisted living center, or other facility.
No one wants to see their older parent or relative living away from their home. In some cases, however, a nursing home is the safest place for a sick or mentally unstable loved one.
As the population has grown older, nursing home abuse and neglect has sadly become more common.
By 2050, the number of people age 65 and over in the United States is expected to double, growing from 43 million to almost 84 million.
New Jersey is home to many fine nursing homes staffed by competent, caring health care professionals. Unfortunately, not all nursing homes provide safe, attentive care.
In some cases, residents are abused and neglected. This can cause pain, heartache, and permanent psychological and physical damage for nursing home residents and their families.
When nursing homes fail to meet the appropriate standard of care, they must be held accountable for their negligence.
At Schibell & Mennie, LLC, we have represented nursing home abuse victims and their families in a wide range of New Jersey elder abuse and neglect cases.
Some of the most common examples of nursing home negligence include:
Nursing home abuse takes many forms. Seniors in New Jersey have suffered all kinds of abuse at the hands of negligent nursing homes and their staff.
Our nursing home negligence lawyers have recovered damages for physical abuse, emotional trauma, and psychological abuse.
We have also helped nursing home abuse victims and their families get justice for financial misconduct involving seniors.
Every nursing home resident deserves respect, dignity, and excellent medical care.
If you or your loved one has been a victim of nursing home abuse or neglect, or someone you love has been treated negligently by a caregiver, our New Jersey Nursing Home Abuse Attorneys can help.
No amount of money can restore your loved one’s dignity and health, but financial compensation can help you begin to heal, as well as deter nursing homes and caregivers from harming others.
If you need to consult a New Jersey attorney, you need to contact Schibell & Mennie, LLC. The initial consultation is always free.