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Between 1 and 2 million Americans age 65 or older have been the victim of nursing home neglect or abused in some way or another. Nursing home residents have patient rights and certain protections under the law. Nursing home negligence, abuse and neglect occurs when a care facility causes injury to a resident because of improper care. Nursing home negligence typically includes the failure to provide basic necessities, failure to protect the resident from health and safety hazards or failure to provide appropriate care. 

Negligence can result in injuries such as falls, broken hips, bed sores, malnutrition, dehydration, improper wound care and other injuries, which may result in severe medical complications and even death. Bruce Law, LLC New Jersey nursing home neglect and abuse attorney help individuals and their families who have been injured, mistreated or killed as a result of abuse or neglect.

Common Types of Injuries from Nursing Home Neglect and Abuse

  • malnutrition and dehydration
  • misuse of chemical and physical restraints
  • bedsores or pressure ulcers
  • bowel and bladder infections
  • wandering off or elopement
  • improper wound care
  • broken bones
  • falls
  • bruises, black and blue marks

How Can I Find Out if My Nursing Home has Violations?

New Jersey requires that nursing facilities be licensed, inspected and regulated. The New Jersey Dept. of Health is responsible for making sure nursing homes or facilities comply with the accepted and mandated standards and regulations. Any allegations of abuse are investigated by the NJ Office of the Ombudsman for the Institutionalized Elderly. However, many slip through the cracks. You may think that you are placing your loved one in the care of a wonderful facility. However, many of these nursing facilities have numerous violations against them. Unfortunately, you never find out about them until something has happened. Below are websites that can provide you with more information concerning nursing home regulations, quality, and violations.
NJ Office of the Ombudsman
Finding Nursing Home Problems in Your State

How Can The Bruce Law Firm, LLC Help My Parent or Grandparent?

Nursing home negligence, abuse and neglect now happens more frequently because of the high number of elderly people in the population. When your loved one has been the victim of nursing home negligence, abuse and neglect, the experienced trial lawyers at Bruce Law, LLC can advise you of your loved one’s legal rights, tell you what remedies might be available, and discuss the appropriate actions to take.

If someone you care about has developed bed sores or other signs of nursing home abuse and neglect, call Bruce Law, LLC at (609) 392-7600 for a FREE consultation.