Although some nursing homes meet the minimum state standards, it may surprise you how frequently nursing homes in New Jersey are cited for an array of safety violations each year. You can check out your loved ones nursing home’s quality of care information by visiting Medicare’s “Nursing Home Compare” website. Citations may be issued for violations such as unsafe living conditions, physical, psychological or sexual abuse, neglectful care and medication errors. In addition to the violations that are reported, there are many more that go unchecked and are not caught by the state’s annual inspection.
By paying close attention to your loved ones care you are more likely to notice if nursing home abuse or neglect occurs. It helps to know some common signs of nursing home neglect and abuse. When friends and family are armed with the proper knowledge and information they can take the necessary actions to stop their loved ones, as well as other residents, from suffering from neglectful nursing home care or abuse.
In the event improper nursing home care causes a serious injury to a resident don’t wait to consult with an experienced nursing home malpractice lawyer. A nursing home lawyer can help get justice for the family member and hold the facility and medical staff accountable for damages it caused. This includes seeking compensation for damages such as pain and suffering or medical bills.
New Jersey nursing home injury lawyer, Brent Wieand, specializes in nursing home abuse and neglect cases. Attorney Wieand serves clients throughout Warren County including the areas of Columbia, Hope, Hackettstown, Oxford and Phillipsburg, NJ. To discuss a claim for neglectful nursing home care, call him today at 1 (215) 666-7777 or fill out a description of your claim in the online contact form.
What Types of Nursing Home Injury Claims Do You Handle?
Brent is proud to represent elderly residents who often cannot stand up for their owns rights. He handles personal injury and wrongful death claims against nursing home and assisted living facilities. In many instances, nursing home negligence is actually a medical malpractice for failure to provide proper medical treatment. In other cases, an elderly resident may be seriously hurt by a defective condition of the premises or abuse from their caretakers.
Some common types of nursing home neglect and abuse claims include:
- Falls that result in broken bones, lacerations or traumatic brain injury
- Residents who were injured or killed wandering from a facility
- Physical, sexual or emotional abuse
- Dehydration or malnutrition
- Financial exploitation
- Failure to prevent or properly treat bedsores and pressure ulcers
- Slip/trip and fall accidents resulting in serious injury
- Medication errors
- Wrongful death
If your loved one has suffered one of these injuries, don’t let them suffer alone. Contact a lawyer who can investigate the quality of care provided. An experienced nursing home personal injury lawyer can help you determine whether your loved ones injury was unavoidable, or caused by improper care.
How Long Do I Have to File a Personal Injury Lawsuit?
All states limit the amount of time a person has to file a lawsuit as a result of negligence or medical malpractice. With limited exceptions, in New Jersey, the statute of limitations on personal injury claims is two years from the date of the incident, or when a claimant knew or should have known of the malpractice. If you fail to file a lawsuit within the statute of limitations you will lose your right to bring a claim. Therefore, it is important to call an experienced nursing home lawyer as soon as you suspect a serious injury or death was caused by neglect or abuse. A lawyer can investigate your claim and take steps to protect you or your loved ones legal rights.
Nursing Homes Located in Warren County, New Jersey
The following nursing homes are located in Warren New Jersey. Before placing a loved one in a nursing home it is important to research and visit the home to make sure it’s a good fit. In addition, you should check out these tips for finding a nursing home that suit your loved ones specific needs.
Brakeley Park Center
290 Red School Lane
Phillipsburg, NJ 08865
Clover Rest Home
28 Washington Street
Columbia, NJ 07832
Forest Manor Hcc
145 State Park Road
Hope, NJ 07844
House Of The Good Shepherd
798 Willow Grove Street
Hackettstown, NJ 07840
390 Red School Lane
Phillipsburg, NJ 08865
843 Wilbur Avenue
Phillipsburg, NJ 08865
350 Oxford Road
Oxford, NJ 07863
Disclaimer* This article is not legal advice. Always consult an experienced New Jersey injury lawyer to discuss your specific circumstances. Attorney Wieand’s office is located in Philadelphia and he is proud to represent victims of nursing home abuse in Pennsylvania and New Jersey.