Nursing Home Death Attorneys in NJ
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News of a wrongful death in a nursing home is one of most shocking and traumatic pieces of news a family can receive. We place our loved ones in nursing homes to make sure that they're well cared for by professional doctors, nurses and other caregivers. When those caregivers fail in their duties -- through carelessness, neglect or abuse -- they're breaking the law as well as breaching our trust. Whether or not the government chooses to pursue a criminal case, families are entitled to file a nursing home wrongful death lawsuit.
If you're considering filing a nursing home wrongful death lawsuit, you should contact Lependorf & Silverstein, P.C. as soon as possible. Frequently, after a wrongful death in a nursing home or other medical facility, grieving families may be asked to sign papers they haven't had time to fully understand, or accept a small amount of money. These are cynical ploys by insurers or medical facilities to limit their financial liability; they can take away your right to sue altogether. Before you take any of these actions or sign anything, you should contact Lependorf & Silverstein, P.C. for a free consultation on your rights, your options and the most likely outcomes of any case you decide to file.
There are approximately 1.4 Million nursing home residents in the United States. - CDC
Common causes of wrongful death in nursing homes include the following:
- Mistakes with medication
- Preventable exposure to infection
- Failure to diagnose a medical problem
- Mistakes with food
- Falls and other accidents
- Physical or sexual abuse
- Neglect, including withholding food
Nursing homes and their employees are highly regulated by state and federal laws. In addition to regulations of the homes themselves, employees are often subject to meeting professional standards as doctors, nurses or other medical professionals. In some circumstances, nursing home wrongful death may even be a medical malpractice wrongful death. But in all cases, a nursing home wrongful death is a horrifying and preventable tragedy.
A wrongful death lawsuit in New Jersey can not only help you recover damages for your medical bills, funeral costs and other financial losses, but compensate your family for the pain and suffering of a vulnerable loved one. In some cases, it can also bring abusers to justice and prevent other families from entrusting their vulnerable loved ones to unsafe or substandard facilities.
Lependorf & Silverstein, P.C. is a Princeton-based wrongful death and personal injury law firm. Our attorneys have practiced law in New Jersey for years, and have substantial experience with the complex legal, medical and insurance issues surrounding a nursing home wrongful death claim. As personal injury lawyers, we work for a contingency fee only, which means we never take a fee unless and until we win your case. And we offer free initial consultations, so there's no risk in calling us to discuss your case with a friendly, sympathetic legal expert.
To speak with an experienced New Jersey nursing home lawyer today, call (609) 240-0040.
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