Cherry Hill Nursing Home Abuse Attorney

Nursing home facilities promise that they will provide elderly residents the best quality care.  Unfortunately, many elder care facilities fail to deliver on this promise.  Nursing home negligence and outright abuse is on the rise, and occurs more frequently than people initially realize.  Even though numerous state and federal regulations have been established to protect the elderly nursing home residents, gross violations still occur every single day.

If you believe that a loved one has experienced any form of abuse in a long-term care facility in Cherry Hill, New Jersey, you should consult with an experienced attorney to help you review evidence and understand the rights of an elder unable to advocate for him or herself.  To arrange for a completely free and confidential legal consultation, call Cherry Hill nursing home abuse lawyer Brent Wieand right away at (800) 481-5206.

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Types of Cases We Handle

Elder abuse and negligent care come in many different forms.  Brent Wieand represents seriously injured nursing home residents and their loved ones in cases including but not limited to:

Is Your Cherry Hill Nursing Home Providing Quality Care?

Medicare Nursing Home Compare allows users to compare nursing homes and based on their overall quality ratings.  Nursing Home Compare tracks information on over 15,000 facilities throughout the United States, including:

  • Overall quality of care provided, such as the percent of residents with pressure ulcers or bed sores.
  • Frequency of health inspections.
  • Average hours of care provided per resident.
  • Health and fire safety inspections.
  • The number of registered nurses, licensed nurses, physical therapists, and nursing assistants per home.
  • History of penalties assessed against a nursing home.

Nursing home neglect lawyer Brent Wieand represents clients throughout Cherry Hill, with some area facilities including:

Cadbury Nursing & Rehabilitation Center
2150 Route 38
Cherry Hill, NJ 08002
(856) 667-4550

Aristacare at Cherry Hill
1399 Chapel Ave West
Cherry Hill, NJ 08002
(856) 663-9009

Avista Healthcare
3025 Chapel Ave West
Cherry Hill, NJ 08002
(856) 675-3000

The Palace Rehabilitation and Care Center
315 West Mill Road
Maple Shade, NJ 08052
(856) 779-1500

Manorcare Health Services
1412 Marlton Pike
Cherry Hill, NJ 08034
(856) 428-6100

Alaris Health at Cherry Hill
1417 Brace Road
Cherry Hill, NJ 08034
(856) 795-3131

St. Mary’s Catholic Home
210 St. Mary’s Drive
Cherry Hill, NJ 08003
(856) 874-5300

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Common Warning Signs of Elder Abuse and Negligent Care

While the elder care industry is reporting robust profits, a recent national survey shows that many facilities are cutting workers, wages, and benefits.  As nursing homes become “more efficient” by gearing themselves toward the bottom line, they sometimes fail to provide adequate staffing and safety equipment.  Too often, elderly residents are seriously injured or killed when the facilities they depend on fail to consistently and reliably provide quality care.

The surest way to gauge the safety of a loved one residing in a nursing home is to visit frequently, ask questions, and keep a careful lookout for common signs of neglect and abuse.  Some of these signs might include:

  • The development of bedsores or pressure ulcers.
  • Frequent or uncharacteristic fall accidents.
  • Cuts, bruises or other injuries which cannot be explained by staff members.
  • Unexplained and/or persistent weight loss.
  • Wandering and elopement outside the facility.
  • The use of medication, sedatives, or restraints in place of supervision.

How Long Do I Have to File a Claim?

If you suspect elder neglect or abuse in a Cherry Hill nursing home, assisted living facility, or group home, don’t wait to act.  Not only could the safety of a beloved relative be at risk — you could also lose your chance to file a lawsuit.  This is because legal claims are bound to a very rigid time limit called the statute of limitations.

In New Jersey, there is a two-year statute of limitations on negligence and malpractice claims, which means that you must file a lawsuit within two years.  If you miss this deadline, you will lose your rights to file a claim.  If possible, you should consult with a nursing home neglect attorney well before this two-year deadline in order to allow the maximum time for a thorough and comprehensive investigation.  The investigation process often involves interviewing family members, collecting medical records, and consulting with physicians, specialists, and other medical experts.

If you believe that a loved one may be the victim of mistreatment or substandard care at a Cherry Hill home for the elderly, nursing home abuse attorney Brent Wieand can help.  To schedule a private case evaluation completely free of charge, call our law offices at (800) 481-5206 today.

Disclosure: Attorney Brent Wieand’s office is located in Philadelphia, PA.  We happily serve clients throughout all of Pennsylvania and New Jersey.

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