Nursing home abuse or neglect is nearly unfathomable. Who would mistreat the elderly and helpless? These are, after all, people who only live in the facility because they can’t care for themselves. One shudders to think that there are healthcare institutions and professionals that would willfully or negligently bring these innocent people harm. But there are.
In fact, in New Jersey, nursing home abuse and neglect is alarmingly frequent. It is a common complaint in lawsuits filed on behalf of elderly victims of either personal injury or medical malpractice. In some instances, the abuse is purposeful, active, or violent. More often, it looks like negligence.
Nursing homes and their staffs are supposed to care for your loved ones as dearly as you would. But in many instances, they allow themselves to become overworked, short-staffed, or emotionally numb to your loved one’s needs. When that happens, abuse and neglect is sure to follow.
Whether the abuse consists of recurring negligence or a single incident, the victim has a right to compensation. The nursing home in question can lose its certification (and its federal funding) if it fails to uphold a high standard of care. Additionally, you or your loved one may stand to recover economic restitution for the various ways in which you’ve been forced to suffer.
At The Law Offices of James C. DeZao, P.A., we take nursing home abuse and neglect extremely seriously. No one deserves to be mistreated by the people they depend on. A Parsippany nursing home negligence attorney at our firm can help you take a stand for justice.