Physical, Sexual Or Emotional Abuse In Nursing Homes
Nursing home residents are vulnerable to falls and illnesses. But many suffer silently from invisible injuries — abuse by nursing home staff. The abuse takes an emotional and physical toll.
If you suspect your loved one has been abused or neglected, call the Mount Laurel attorneys of Ginsberg & O'Connor. We work to hold nursing homes publicly and financially accountable for failing to protect their residents.
Tell us about your concerns
We offer a free consultation. Call us at 856-437-0969 to discuss possible legal action against a New Jersey nursing home.
Recognizing The Signs Of Nursing Home Abuse
Some elder care facilities are notorious for substandard care and rumors of abuse. But it can happen at any nursing home. We will pursue lawsuits for physical cruelty, sexual exploitation or emotional abuse of patients by staff members as well as assaults by visitors or fellow residents.
You may have noticed indications of abuse when visiting your loved one such as:
- Unexplained bruises or bandages
- Withdrawal or uncharacteristic silence
- Weeping, fidgeting or palpable anxiety
- Noticeable decline in personal hygiene
- Weight loss or loss of appetite
- Fearfulness of certain staff members
- Changing the subject when abuse comes up
- Soiled clothing/diapers or bed sores
Any of these symptoms could be an indication of underlying medical conditions or depression, but trust your instincts. Victims of elder abuse may be confused or ashamed. They may have been threatened by the abuser. They may be reluctant to get the person in trouble. For whatever reason, they cannot advocate for themselves.
We Can Be The Voice For Your Loved One
We can follow up if you think that your family member is being abused. Have there been other complaints about the staff member? Does he or she have a criminal record or spotty employment history? Have there been previous lawsuits or state investigations against the facility? Were family members notified after a complaint or incident?
Our nursing home abuse lawyers examine hiring practices, training and supervision, security protocols, staffing levels, administrative logs and incident reports. If there is evidence of abuse, we pursue appropriate monetary damages for medical intervention and psychological care as well as compensation for your loved one’s pain and suffering.
Experienced Legal Advocacy For Your Loved One
For skilled and compassionate representation, call us today at 856-437-0969, or contact us online. We provide free initial consultations, and we take cases on a contingency fee basis, serving Burlington County and surrounding areas of New Jersey.