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Essex County Nursing Home Injury Lawyer

When you place an elderly family member into a nursing home, you expect the facility to provide quality medical care and personal services. Unfortunately, not all nursing homes live up to even your minimum expectations. State surveys show that health and safety violations occur in almost all long term care facilities in New Jersey.   Its no surprise that nursing home neglect and abuse is considered to be a serious problem by many state oversight agencies and resident advocates.

If your relative suffered a serious injury in an Essex County nursing home or assisted living facility don’t wait to contact an experienced attorney. Nursing home injury lawyer Brent Wieand represents victims of nursing home malpractice throughout Essex County including Bloomfield, East Orange, Irvington, Newark, West Orange.   He will promptly begin an investigation and provide professional legal advice on your particular circumstances.

Attorney Wieand has been honored as a Super Lawyers “Rising Star” from 2013 – 2015. He has in-depth knowledge of New Jersey’s nursing home regulations and can often determine if violations were committed during the initial consultation. Call him for a free and friendly consultation at (215) 666-7777.

Identifying Nursing Home Neglect

Nursing home negligence occurs when a facilities administrators and nursing staff don’t provide the services necessary to promote and maintain a resident’s health or safety. This includes taking reasonable precautions to keep residents safe from physical harm and mental anguish. Some common signs of nursing home neglect include bed sores, dehydration and falls resulting in injury or broken bones. Neglect may be due to a caregiver’s failure to assist in personal hygiene or provide necessary medical and dietary services.

Did your loved one fall in a nursing home?

The most common type of nursing home injury cases involve residents that are hurt or killed due to a fall. Many elderly residents are at a high risk of falling because of advanced age, muscle weakness and cognitive impairments. A comprehensive fall assessment should be made for each resident upon admission. If residents are at a high risk of falling, nursing home staff must take proper precautions and interventions to prevent the resident from falling. This includes helping residents into and out of bed, walking to the bathroom and taking care of themselves. Failure to provide needed ambulatory assistance is neglect.

Preventable Bedsores

Another avoidable injury that commonly plagues bed bound residents are bed sores or pressure ulcers. Bed sores usually form when nursing staff fail to rotate a bed bound resident. Bed sores may also be caused when a residents clothing or shoes rub against their skin. These injuries are often extremely painful and may require debridement surgery or amputation of a appendage or limb if not treated properly.

Nursing home abuse is the deliberate and intentional mistreatment of a nursing home resident. Unfortunately, nursing home abuse occurs more frequently than people may realize. Some common types of abuse include:

– treatment resulting in physical harm, pain or mental suffering

– financial abuse

– isolation from other residents

– sexual abuse

If you are worried that a relative is suffering from abuse or mistreatment you have the right to have the matter investigated. Call Essex County nursing home injury lawyer, Brent Wieand, to set up a completely free consultation at 1 (215) 666-7777 or send a description of your claim through the online contact form.

Essex County Nursing Homes

Below is a list of nursing homes located in Essex County.

Alaris Health At Cedar Grove

110 Grove Ave

Cedar Grove, NJ 07009


Alaris Health At Essex

155 Fortieth Street

Irvington, NJ 07111


Alaris Health At St Mary’S

135 South Center Street

Orange, NJ 07050


Alaris Health At West Orange

5 Brook End Drive

West Orange, NJ 07052


Arbor Glen Center

25 E Lindsley Road

Cedar Grove, NJ 07009


Broadway House For Continuing

298 Broadway

Newark, NJ 07104


Brookhaven Health Care Center

120 Park End Place

East Orange, NJ 07018


Canterbury At Cedar Grove

398 Pompton Avenue

Cedar Grove, NJ 07009


Care One At Livingston

68 Passaic Avenue

Livingston, NJ 07039


Clara Maass Medical Center

One Clara Maass Drive

Belleville, NJ 07109


Daughters Of Israel Pleasant Valley Home

1155 Pleasant Valley Way

West Orange, NJ 07052


Forest Hill Healthcare Center

497 Mt Prospect Ave

Newark, NJ 07104


Gates Manor

111-115 Gates Avenue

Montclair, NJ 07042


Green Hill

103 Pleasant Valley Way

West Orange, NJ 07052


Hackensack-Umc Mountainside

One Bay Ave

Montclair, NJ 07042


Inglemoor Rehabilitation And Care Center Of Living

311 S Livingston Ave

Livingston, NJ 07039


Job Haines Home For Aged People

250 Bloomfield Ave

Bloomfield, NJ 07003

Lutheran Social Ministries Cra

459 Passaic Avenue

West Caldwell, NJ 07006


New Community Extended Care Facility

266 S Orange Ave

Newark, NJ 07103


New Grove Manor

101 North Grove Street

East Orange, NJ 07017


New Vista

300 Broadway

Newark, NJ 07104


Newark Health And Ecf

65 Jay Street

Newark, NJ 07103


Park Crescent Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center

480 Parkway Drive

East Orange, NJ 07017


St Catherine Of Siena

7 Ryerson Avenue

Caldwell, NJ 07006


St Vincent’S Nursing Home

315 East Lindsley Road

Cedar Grove, NJ 07009


Stratford Manor Rehabilitation And Care Center

787 Northfield Ave

West Orange, NJ 07052


Summit Ridge Center

20 Summit Street

West Orange, NJ 07052


Van Dyk Manor Montclair

42 North Mountain Ave

Montclair, NJ 07042


Waterview Center

536 Ridge Road

Cedar Grove, NJ 07009


West Caldwell Cc

165 Fairfield Ave

West Caldwell, NJ 07006


White House Hlthcr & Rehab Ctr

560 Berkeley Avenue

Orange, NJ 07050


Windsor Gardens Care Center

140 Park Ave

East Orange, NJ 07017

To see how these Essex nursing homes compare, use the Medicare Compare website. Medicare Compare’s rating system is extremely useful for comparing staffing ratios, licensing survey results, and quality trends.