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New Jersey Nursing Home Neglect Lawyers

Nursing Home Physical Abuse Attorneys in Highland Park, NJ, Advocating for Victims of Nursing Home Neglect and Abuse Throughout Mercer County, Middlesex County, Somerset County, and Across NJ

In nursing homes all over New Jersey, neglect and physical abuse remain significant problems. Nursing home residents aren’t just dependent on their professional caregivers. They’re completely at the mercy of these personnel, who are often understaffed and, in some cases, may be poorly trained and unqualified.

If you believe your loved one has suffered from neglect or physical abuse in a nursing home, it’s important to take action right away to protect them from further harm. At the Law Offices of Harold J. Gerr, we’re known for our compassionate handling of claims, as well as the results we achieve for our clients. We can help you understand the next steps you can take, as well as your family’s legal rights and options, and promptly launch an investigation into what goes on in the nursing home.

Let us support your family through this challenging time and advocate for your loved one. For a free consultation, contact us today.

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Nursing Home Neglect and Abuse Cases in New Jersey

NJ is home to more than 350 nursing homes, according to the New Jersey Department of Health. The quality of these residential care facilities, as measured by the Federal Five-Star Quality Rating System, varies considerably. Over a third of NJ nursing homes (134 total) have one- or two-star ratings. Fewer than one-quarter of nursing homes in New Jersey have a five-star rating. The reality is that hundreds of nursing homes in NJ could do better.

The ways in which New Jersey nursing homes fall short can amount to neglect and physical abuse that causes residents considerable harm. A 2020 report by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office identified an estimated 311 hospital claims (among Medicaid recipients alone) arising out of abuse and neglect in New Jersey nursing homes in 2016. This data is incomplete, not only because it includes only claims involving Medicaid recipients but also because abuse in nursing homes often goes unreported. The true number of victims who have suffered nursing home abuse and neglect in NJ is considerably larger.

Families who have had to face the difficult choice of putting a loved one in a nursing home don’t take the decision lightly. They do their research and try to find a suitable facility where their loved one will be well cared for. However, they can only make decisions based on the data that’s available to them. In its report, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office stated that “New Jersey did not ensure that nursing facilities always investigated and reported incidents of potential abuse or neglect,” as they are required to do under state and federal law.

Attorneys in New Jersey have turned their attention to the widespread and persistent problem of physical abuse and neglect in nursing homes. Even if you can’t always count on the nursing home to investigate itself or the state to hold nursing homes accountable, you can bring your concerns to seasoned attorneys for nursing home neglect and trust them to advocate for your loved one.

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Areas Our New Jersey Nursing Home Neglect Lawyers Serve

From our office location in Highland Park, the Law Offices of Harold J. Gerr assist nursing home abuse victims and their families across New Jersey, including:

We know that concerns over nursing home neglect and physical abuse can put a huge strain on your family. That’s why our nursing home physical abuse attorneys in Highland Park, NJ, make it easy to get legal assistance for abuse-related personal injury claims throughout New Jersey.

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What Constitutes Nursing Home Physical Abuse and Neglect?

Both physical abuse and neglect in a nursing home can have a significant negative effect on your loved one’s health.

Nursing Home Physical Abuse

Abuse refers to intentional and willful actions that inflict harm, not accidents (which may arise out of neglect). Physical abuse encompasses all kinds of willful actions that inflict bodily harm, including:

  • Hitting
  • Slapping
  • Kicking
  • Shoving
  • Pushing
  • Pinching
  • Hair pulling
  • Shaking
  • Forcefully grabbing
  • Choking
  • Cutting
  • Burning
  • Inappropriately using physical restraints when not medically necessary

Any use of physical force to intentionally inflict bodily harm on a resident may constitute nursing home abuse. It is illegal for nursing home personnel to physically harm the residents in their care.

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Nursing Home Neglect

Neglect doesn’t have to be intentional, although it can be. In a nursing home, neglect may encompass any form of inadequate care, including:

  • Withholding or failing to provide food and beverages to ensure adequate nutrition and hydration, including failing to provide food appropriate for any dietary restrictions the resident has
  • Allowing the resident to go without shelter or clothing
  • Denying the resident necessary assistance with personal hygiene
  • Failing to keep the resident safe, including protecting them from harm at the hands of other residents
  • Failing to give the resident their necessary medications, administer medications properly and at the appropriate times, or administer the correct dose of medication
  • Leaving the resident alone in such a way that enables accidents to happen, such as leaving a person who requires mobility assistance to fend for themselves so that they suffer a fall injury

Physical abuse and neglect aren’t the only forms of abuse to be aware of. There are several varieties of abuse that may occur in nursing homes, from emotional abuse to sexual abuse and financial abuse. If you suspect abuse of any kind for any reason, getting professional legal advice during a free consultation with nursing home physical abuse attorneys in Highland Park, NJ, can help you determine the path forward.

Contact the New Jersey Nursing Home Neglect Lawyers at the Law Offices of Harold J. Gerr for a Free Case Review

The suspicion that your loved one is being abused in a nursing home can leave you feeling helpless, but you have options. With our nursing home neglect lawyers on your side, you can ensure that the facility and its personnel are appropriately investigated and held accountable for any harm they have caused your family member through neglect or intentional physical abuse.

What your family needs now is an advocate who can fight to protect your loved one’s rights and draw upon their knowledge of the legal system to guide you through the claims process. For help from knowledgeable lawyers for nursing home neglect and abuse in Highland Park, NJ, contact The Law Offices of Harold J. Gerr online or call 732-537-8570 today.

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