Nursing Home Abuse And Neglect
We understand the pain and frustration you and your loved ones are experiencing.
Our compassionate, friendly, and experienced team of legal professionals have the experience and dedication to help you or a loved one deal with personal injuries caused by nursing home abuse or neglect. We understand our clients are hurting as much as their loved ones in the nursing home. They are wondering how to help their parents or spouse and do not know where to turn.
Our specific practice areas include:
- Abuse and Neglect
- Pressure Ulcers (bed sores)
- Malnutrition and Dehydration
- Physical and Sexual Abuse
- Emotional Abuse
- Wandering & Elopement
- Suspicious Injuries
- Nurse & Physician Negligence
- Medication Errors
- Inadequate Staffing
Javerbaum Wurgaft attorneys are known throughout New York and New Jersey for our work on nursing home abuse and neglect matters. We are committed to educating our clients about nursing home abuse and neglect. Here are some helpful websites providing detailed information about nursing homes in your state:
Contact us to allow us to address your concerns and hold the responsible parties accountable.
Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect: Frequently Asked Questions
What are the signs and symptoms of nursing home abuse and neglect?
There are many signs and symptoms of nursing home abuse and neglect. Some of the most common include:
- Physical injuries, such as bruises, cuts, and burns
- Emotional distress, such as anxiety, depression, and withdrawal
- Changes in behavior, such as becoming aggressive or withdrawn
- Malnutrition and dehydration
- Unsanitary living conditions
- Missing personal belongings
What should I do if I suspect nursing home abuse or neglect?
If you suspect that a loved one is being abused or neglected in a nursing home, it is important to take action immediately. Here are some steps you can take:
- Talk to your loved one. Let them know that you are concerned and that you are there to help.
- Talk to the nursing home staff. Express your concerns and ask them what they are doing to address the situation.
- Keep a record of what is happening. This may include writing down dates, times, and what happened. You may also want to take photos or videos.
- Report the abuse or neglect to the appropriate authorities. This may include the state nursing home ombudsman, the state licensing agency, or the police.
What can I do to protect my loved one from nursing home abuse and neglect?
There are a number of things you can do to protect your loved one from nursing home abuse and neglect. Here are a few tips:
- Visit your loved one regularly. Pay attention to their physical and emotional condition.
- Talk to your loved one about their care. Make sure they are getting the care they need and that they are happy with the staff.
- Get to know the nursing home staff. Ask them about their training and experience.
- Be aware of the signs and symptoms of nursing home abuse and neglect.
- Report any concerns you have to the nursing home administrator or the appropriate authorities.