Camden County Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer
Nursing home neglect and elder abuse frequently occur when nursing home residents are not given proper medical, physical, or emotional attention by their caregivers. As a result, victims can be seriously harmed, or even pass away. In cases where facilities willfully neglect residents or intentionally cause them harm, it may escalate to physical, sexual, emotional, or financial abuse.
If you are concerned about the quality of care your loved one is receiving at an elder care facility, call the law offices of Camden nursing home abuse lawyer Brent Wieand at (215) 666-7777 for a free and private legal consultation.
Serving Camden County, NJ
Attorney Brent Wieand created The Nursing Home Injury Help Center to help victims and their families fight back against poor quality nursing home care. He is experienced in investigating and litigating professional malpractice claims, and is licensed to practice law in New Jersey State Court and New Jersey District Court. He handles nursing home injury cases that occur throughout Camden County, New Jersey, including:
- Cherry Hill
- Gloucester City
- Pine Wood
There are many forms of nursing home neglect and abuse which occur every single day in nursing homes throughout the United States. We represent seriously injured nursing home residents and their loved ones in cases involving:
- Bed Sores
- Slip and Fall Accidents
- Choking Death
- Wandering and Elopement
- Dehydration and Malnutrition
- Wrongful Death
- Medication Errors and Dosage Errors
- Failure to Thrive
- Physical Abuse
- Mental Abuse
- Sexual Abuse
- Financial Abuse
Signs of Elder Abuse and Caregiver Neglect
The signs of neglect and abuse are not always obvious or even visible to the eye. If you are concerned about negligent care, it’s important to be vigilant and to know what to look for. Some common warning signs include:
- Difficulty Walking
- Personality Changes
- Social Withdrawal
- Soiled Clothing
When to Contact a Lawyer
If you suspect that a loved one was seriously injured or harmed, it is extremely important to contact an attorney immediately. An experienced attorney can thoroughly investigate the cause of harm, advise you on whether you have a valid claim, and represent you during litigation.
If you think you may have a case, it is very important to act quickly in order to preserve your legal rights. In New Jersey, there is a two-year statute of limitations on negligence claims. A statute of limitations is a law the restricts the time in which a legal proceeding can be filed. In cases of nursing home neglect and abuse, if you do not file a lawsuit within New Jersey’s two-year statute of limitations, your claim will not be able to proceed.
What to Do if You Suspect Nursing Home Abuse
If you have any concerns at all, there are a few steps you should take right away.
1. Contact New Jersey’s Long Term Care Ombudsman
If you suspect that an elderly person is being abused or neglected, don’t let your fear of causing a fuss stop you from reporting your suspicions. You may be saving a life. Contact the office of the ombudsman for the state of New Jersey.
2. Contact Medicaid Fraud Control Units (MFCU)
The state attorney general’s office of each state is required by law to have an MFCU that investigates and prosecutes Medicaid provider fraud and patient abuse and neglect in health care programs and home health services that participate in Medicaid. You can report fraud here, or write to:
Medicaid Fraud Control Unit of New Jersey
Office of the Attorney General
25 Market Street
P.O. Box 094
Trenton, NJ 08625
T: (609) 896-872
F: (609) 896-8696
As New Jersey’s population ages and people are living longer, more and more people are spending their final years in elder facilities. We believe that elderly people have earned the right to live to comfortably and free from fear, and to be treated with dignity and respect. Nursing home abuse attorney Brent Wieand aggressively represents the rights and interests of older people and their family members in Camden County.
To set up a completely free, private, no-obligation legal consultation, call our law offices at (215) 666-7777, or fill out a website contact form with a description of the problem to get started.
Disclosure: Attorney Brent Wieand’s office is located in Philadelphia, PA. We happily serve clients throughout all of Pennsylvania and New Jersey.