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Nursing Home Neglect Attorneys in Morristown, New Jersey

Nursing home neglect occurs when employees of the adult care facility fail to provide the residents will the required care, food, shelter, and other services that are needed for their health and safety. This neglect can lead to seniors and nursing home residents suffering from preventable bodily injuries, mental issues, health problems, or—in the worst cases—death. If your loved one has been hurt due to nursing home abuse or neglect, you may be eligible to pursue financial compensation for any damages or losses they’ve endured. 

At The Law Offices of Gold, Albanese & Barletti, LLC, we are dedicated to offering compassionate representation and reliable legal guidance to clients in their injury claims. Our highly-skilled New Jersey personal injury attorneys can assess the surrounding circumstances of your unique situation and explore your options for proceeding. We will also advocate for your loved one's rights and help pursue rightful financial compensation for their suffering. 

The Law Offices of Gold, Albanese & Barletti, LLC proudly serve clients across Morristown, New Jersey, and surrounding areas throughout New Jersey, New York, and Boston, Massachusetts. 

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What Is Nursing Home Neglect?

Nursing home neglect can be described as a situation whereby the nursing home employee fails to provide residents or vulnerable adults with proper physical care, shelter, food, clothing, medical care, adequate supervision, and other services, thereby putting the person in a life-threatening or dangerous condition. Some common examples of nursing home neglect include: 

  • mistakes when giving medications 

  • failure to provide enough food and water to residents 

  • ignoring the complaints of residents 

  • failure to report illnesses and injuries on time 

  • failure to attend to residents for a long time 

  • failure to provide assistance to residents with mobility issues 

  • not cleaning or taking care of residents daily 

  • not calling a nurse or physician when required 

  • failing to change the clothes or bedding of residents regularly 

  • failing to treat ill or injured residents 

Signs & Symptoms of Neglect

If your loved one was abused or injured in a nursing home, they may be exhibiting the following symptoms: 

  • burns 

  • broken bones 

  • personal hygiene issues 

  • bedsores 

  • bruises 

  • significant personality changes 

  • malnutrition 

  • dehydration 

  • insomnia 

  • new medical problems 

Your lawyer can investigate every detail of your case, identify the liable party, and determine the best way to proceed with your claims. 

Reporting and Proving Abuse and Negligence

It is important that you report signs of nursing home abuse or neglect immediately to the appropriate authorities. You can do this in a few different ways: 

  • Report to the administrator or management of the nursing home or adult care facility. 

  • Speak with the physician or nurse on duty. 

  • File a complaint directly with the New Jersey Department of Health (NJDOH) or call 1-800-792-9770. 

Who Is Liable?

Furthermore, a number of different parties or entities may be held responsible for nursing home neglect, abuse, or injury, depending on the surrounding circumstances. These include 

  • The owner of the elder care facility or nursing home for negligence or failure to make the place safe. 

  • The nursing home staff – caregivers or nurses – who caused the injury. 

  • The maintenance staff. 

  • Visiting family members 

  • Other nursing home residents for their intentionally harmful, careless, or negligent actions. 

  • A third party that provides vital services to the care facility for causing the injury. 

An experienced New Jersey nursing home neglect attorney can help you identify the responsible party and construct a claim that proves their negligence. 

Proving Negligence 

To seek damages for nursing home neglect or abuse, as the claimant, you must demonstrate: 

  • The at-fault party (defendant) owed a duty of care to your vulnerable loved one. 

  • The defendant breached their expected duty of care. 

  • The defendant was careless or negligent when they breached their duty of care. 

  • The defendant's neglect caused your elderly loved one's injury or death. 

  • Your elderly loved one suffered physical injury or actual damages due to the neglect. 

We understand how overwhelming this information and process can be. Remember, you do not have to navigate these waters alone. Our attorneys are ready to fight to protect your loved one's best interests and help pursue their rightful financial compensation. 

Work With Experienced Personal Injury Attorneys

At The Law Offices of Gold, Albanese & Barletti, LLC, our attorneys have the diligence, skill, and resources to support and represent clients in their nursing home abuse or neglect cases. Using our extensive knowledge, we can walk you through the usually complicated claim procedures. Above all, our lawyers are dedicated to protecting your loved one's right to recovery. Contact us today to put our experience to work for you and your family.  

Nursing Home Neglect Attorneys in Morristown, New Jersey

If you suspect nursing home neglect or you're concerned about your loved one's safety in an adult care facility, call us at The Law Offices of Gold, Albanese & Barletti, LLC, today to schedule a simple case evaluation. Our reliable team can offer you the vigorous representation and detailed legal counsel you need in your claims. We proudly serve clients across Morristown, New Jersey, and surrounding areas throughout New Jersey, New York, and Boston, Massachusetts.