Trenton Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers
Experienced Nursing Home Abuse Attorneys Fight for Injured Clients in Mercer County and Throughout NJ
Nursing home abuse cases are in the New Jersey and national news every week. While these violations of older Americans’ basic rights are illegal in New Jersey and throughout the nation, they continue to occur despite our collective best efforts to bring them to the attention of more people.
Just because there are laws in place to protect elderly people in New Jersey does not mean they are in fact protected. So many factors can come into play when people in nursing homes and long-term care facilities do not receive the humane treatment they deserve. Sometimes it is an attempt to cut corners and save money on care. At other times it is a lack of adequate processes, supervision, or the quality and quantity of staff training. Regardless of the reason, the injuries elderly people in New Jersey have suffered through nursing home abuse has been severe and has resulted in many deaths.
If you have a loved one who has endured nursing home abuse in Mercer County, Burlington County, Somerset County, Middlesex County, or anywhere else in New Jersey, the legal team at Kalavruzos, Mumola, Hartman, Lento & Duff, LLC is ready to help. Contact our experienced Trenton Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers for a free case evaluation.
Nursing Home Regulation in New Jersey
The types of long-term care facilities that are regulated by New Jersey law include:
- Residential Health Care Facilities
- Assisted Living Facilities
- Nursing Homes
- Other Long-Term Care Facilities
New Jersey Nursing Home Residents Bill of Rights
New Jersey has a Bill of Rights that ensures residents of nursing homes receive certain protections.
Residents of nursing homes are guaranteed the right to live in a clean and safe facility, to participate in a council of residents, and to be treated with dignity and respect.
The bill of rights covers nine different areas, protecting a resident’s right to:
- Complain about nursing home conditions without fear of retribution;
- Live free from neglect, abuse, and physical restraints;
- Manage one’s own finances without fear of financial abuse, common in the elderly;
- Leave the nursing home during the day;
- To have confidential and private social actions, including intimacy;
- DIscharge themselves from the facility;
- Receive proper medical care, which includes the right to refuse treatment at any time;
- Wear one’s own clothes and have some control over their personal environment;
- Receive communications from the outside world.
These rights, while legally enshrined here in New Jersey, are often ignored. By the time the public becomes aware of a nursing home or long-term care facility where the residents did not receive the legally-mandated standard of care, the result is permanent injuries and sometimes death.
Contact Our Experienced New Jersey Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers to Discuss Options Today
Nursing Home Abuse cases are complicated because many of these facilities operate more secretively than they should be able to since they provide such a critical and sensitive service.
When you or a loved one has suffered serious damages due to nursing home abuse and neglect, it is critical that you work with an experienced attorney who understands the tactics often employed by defendants and who knows how best to overcome such defenses. Call 609-359-0452 or submit an online case evaluation form to speak to a seasoned Trenton nursing home abuse and neglect lawyer at Kalavruzos, Mumola, Hartman, Lento & Duff, LLC today. The consultation is free and confidential.
Frequently Asked Questions About Nursing Home Abuse in New Jersey
We do. The KMHL&D legal team has experience in all areas of law where people have been injured, including representing the families of elderly people who have sustained injuries or lost their lives due to nursing home abuse. If you have a family member who has endured nursing home abuse in Mercer County, Burlington County, Somerset County, Middlesex County, and throughout New Jersey, contact us today.
Yes. Where someone has suffered abuse or neglect living in a nursing home, the statute of limitations to file a negligence, personal injury, or wrongful death claim is two years from the date of injury. While it is unlikely, there may be extenuating circumstances depending upon when and how you discovered your mother’s abuse. Please contact KMHL&D today so we can review the exact facts of your mother’s case and help advise you of your legal rights.
It depends. At KMHL&D, we have taken cases through trial and settled cases before even filing a lawsuit. So while this is a very general answer, a nursing home abuse case can take anywhere between a few weeks and years, depending upon the complexity and facts of the case. The legal team at KMHL&D is ready to review your case with you – please contact us today.