Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer in Jersey City
Morgan & Morgan Philadelphia, LLC, A Professional Limited Liability Company formed in the State of Florida. New Jersey Managing Attorney: Clancy Boylan, Esq.30 Montgomery Street, Suite 410
Jersey City, NJ 07302
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Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer in Jersey City
Morgan & Morgan’s Jersey City-based attorneys have extensive experience in cases involving the abuse or neglect of elderly residents in long-term care facilities. We have helped numerous victims and families receive the compensation they deserve for their pain and violation of their trust. If you’re looking for a nursing home abuse attorney in Jersey City, contact Morgan & Morgan for a free case evaluation today.
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What is Nursing Home Abuse?
Deciding to place a loved one in a long-term care facility is one of the most difficult choices a family can make. Yet with over 1.3 million residents in nursing homes nationwide, more and more families are facing this decision. Nursing home abuse occurs when a resident of a nursing home or assisted living facility suffers from mistreatment or neglect.
At Morgan & Morgan, we understand nothing more important than ensuring your loved one is well cared for. Our attorneys have a proven history of passionately representing victims of nursing home abuse and their families.
The most common forms of nursing home abuse are:
- Physical Abuse
- Emotional or Psychological Abuse
- Financial Exploitation
- Failure to assist in personal hygiene
- Failure to provide timely meals
- Medication errors
- Sexual Abuse
How Does Nursing Home Abuse Occur?
Several circumstances may contribute to the occurrence of nursing home abuse or neglect. The ability to identify and understand these factors is critical in establishing that abuse has occurred. The dedicated team of attorneys at Morgan & Morgan have the knowledge and experience to investigate and pursue a claim on your behalf.
The most common causes that contribute to the occurrence of nursing home abuse include:
- Inadequate training
- Inadequate supervision
- High turnover rates
- Poor hiring practices
- Inadequate resources
- Poor communication
- Inadequate policies
Up to 44% of nursing home residents in the U.S. report experiencing some form of abuse.
Signs Your Loved One is Experiencing Neglect or Abuse
Signs of nursing home neglect or abuse are underreported, according to a recent study by the Government Accountability Office (GAO). Family members cannot visit as often as they would like, and many times the elderly victims cannot advocate for themselves.
- The following signs and symptoms may indicate that your loved one is suffering from abuse:
- Extreme weight loss
- Unexplained cuts, bruising, or burns
- Evidence of unnecessary restraints (such as bruising or cuts on the wrists)
- Sudden changes in personality or behavior
Why Choose Morgan & Morgan
Discovering that a loved one has been neglected or abused is a heartbreaking revelation. The attorneys at Morgan & Morgan understand the profound impact that nursing home abuse can have on the victims and their families. As the largest personal injury law firm in the nation, Morgan & Morgan has the resources to help you fight for the compensation you deserve. For more than 35 years, our attorneys have produced demonstrated results, recovering over $20 billion for their clients. If you’re searching for a Jersey City nursing home abuse attorney, contact Morgan & Morgan for a free, no-risk case evaluation today.
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