New Jersey Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers
At Levinson Axelrod, P.A., our New Jersey nursing home abuse attorneys know that there may come a time in any person’s life, particularly when they get older, when he or she can no longer care for themselves and needs round-the-clock care and supervision. When this is the case, their loved ones may feel the best way for them to get the care they need is to move him or her into a nursing home or assisted living facility. Often, making this decision to move a parent or grandparent out of the comfort of their own home and into a nursing home can be a very trying time for a family, especially as finding the right facility for your loved one is not always easy. Not only do you want a facility that is safe and comfortable, but you also want one with caretakers and employees whom you can trust. Sadly, not all nursing homes provide these qualities, allowing abuse and neglect to occur. In fact, statistics report that a third of all nursing homes have been cited for abuse or other infractions across the country.
Learning that your loved one has been mistreated, neglected, or suffered physical or emotional injuries at the hands of negligent nursing home employees can be devastating. You may be feeling a number of emotions from shock to anger. Fortunately, the parties responsible for allowing such mistreatment can possibly be held liable for their actions and the ensuing consequences. To learn more about getting compensation and justice after your family has endured such a situation, contact the New Jersey nursing home abuse lawyers of Levinson Axelrod, P.A., today at 800-346-5529.
Our Practice Areas
Nursing homes and assisted living facilities are supposed to keep your loved ones safe and well cared for. When they fail to do this, those in their care may be harmed in a variety of ways. Our attorneys at Levinson Axelrod, P.A., understand how painful it can be to go through this kind of mistreatment or find out your loved one has been so mistreated, and thus, we work diligently to help obtain compensation for victims of the following:
Any of the above acts can be extremely devastating to your loved one, causing physical, psychological, and financial consequences.
Seeing the Signs
Unfortunately, the majority of nursing home abuse cases go unreported because the victim feels threatened by the abuser. As such, it is extremely important to be aware of your loved one’s physical and emotional condition. If you notice any unexplained injuries, torn clothing, or drastic change in your loved one’s emotional state or actions toward other people, he or she may be suffering from abuse.
With over 70 years of experience representing victims of negligence, we are committed to working with our clients to hold negligent individuals responsible for the pain they cause nursing home residents and their families. For more information about your legal options after being subjected to such harm and mistreatment, contact a New Jersey nursing home abuse attorney of Levinson Axelrod, P.A., today at 800-346-5529. We may be able to help you fight for compensation and to restore dignity and respect.