New Jersey Nursing Home Abuse Attorneys
Abuse & Negligence in Nursing Homes
When an elderly individual is taken advantage of, abused, or neglected at the hands of those responsible for his or her care and safety, it is normal to feel helpless and even angry. However, you may be empowered by the opportunity to seek justice by holding negligent parties accountable.
The NJ injury attorneys at Lependorf & Silverstein, P.C. have dedicated more than 20 years to protecting the rights and wellbeing of personal injury victims and family members of wrongful death victims. As pillars of strength for our clients as they go through a difficult time in their lives, we provide emotional support and quality representation. To learn more about how we can help, please call (609) 240-0040 for a no-cost consultation.
Why Take Legal Action?
Filing a claim or pursuing a lawsuit often brings an individual and his or her family closure. It also may provide them with money to offset damages associated with the incident of abuse or neglect. Legal action for incidents of nursing home abuse may also help prevent reckless individuals from causing further harm to others in the future.
It's understandable to have hesitations about taking legal action. First of all, it's possible that you may not have a case. However, by talking to a lawyer to find out, you'll know that you explored your legal options and made the best choice for your particular situation. Because there are often time limits, or statutes of limitation, to how long a person has to file a claim or pursue a lawsuit, the opportunity to take legal action may not last forever.
Compensation for the Harm Caused
Nursing home abuse can include neglect, sexual abuse, physical abuse, and any act of deceit that results in an elderly individual's finances being compromised.
Far too often, nursing home abuse causes post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression, anxiety, and other forms of emotional distress. By obtaining compensation in your case, you may receive money to help pay for counseling, rehabilitation, and various types of therapy or care. Although no amount of money can heal psychological scars, the peace of mind in knowing that the problem is resolved can be healing in and of itself.
In addition, compensation can help an individual and his or her family pay for hospital stays, surgery fees, medication, physical therapy, and other economic damages caused by the incident of abuse or neglect.
Speak with a Compassionate & Skilled NJ Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer
When the unthinkable strikes, the New Jersey nursing home abuse death lawyers of Lependorf & Silverstein, P.C. work hard to support clients in building an effective case for a successful outcome. As we gather the evidence and carry out an investigation, we keep our clients informed. It's important to us that our clients focus on recovering while we help secure their future. For more information about how we can assist you, please get in touch with us at (609) 240-0040.
- Elder Abuse Blogs
- Abuse Allegations Hit New Jersey Nursing Home
- New Jersey Adult Protective Services (APS)
- Nursing Home Care Info from the CDC
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