Representing the Rights of the Elderly
When you entrust your loved one to the care and supervision of a nursing home or assisted living facility, you do so with the expectation that their day-to-day medical and living needs are going to be met. Unfortunately, nursing home abuse is a common occurrence. The elderly are more vulnerable to abuse due to their advanced age and disabilities. If your loved one is the victim of criminal activity and has experienced abuse while in the care of an assisted living facility, contact Brandon J. Broderick, Attorney at Law to review your legal options.
The most common types of elder abuse in nursing homes include:
- Emotional abuse
- Physical abuse
- Financial abuse
Contact Brandon J. Broderick, Attorney at Law at (201) 870-1909 if someone you care for has experienced elder abuse at a care facility.
Neglect occurs when the staff of a nursing home fails to fulfill their obligation to care for patients. This includes: ignoring the needs of patients, administering the wrong treatments and medications, and/or overlooking noticeable health problems. Nursing home neglect can lead to devastating consequences, including wrongful deaths.
Signs of neglect include:
- Poor hygiene
Emotional abuse is also an unfortunate issue pervading some nursing homes. Patients experiencing emotional abuse often complain about their poor treatment, and exhibit fear-based responses. If your loved one is the victim of emotional abuse, contact Brandon J. Broderick, Attorney at Law to file a claim against the nursing home.
Emotional abuse includes:
While neglect and emotional abuse have damaging psychological effects on the elderly, physical abuse is detrimental to the very life of the patient.
Common signs of physical abuse include:
- Broken bones
- Cuts or scrapes
- Fear of the facility’s staff
Financial exploitation is a common form of non-physical abuse committed against the elderly. If you’re concerned that a caregiver is abusing their position to financially exploit your loved one, contact Brandon J. Broderick, Attorney at Law.
Financial exploitation includes:
- Seizing money or belongings
- Forging signatures
- Abusing access to financial accounts
- Using checks or credit cards without permission
- Stealing a patient’s identity
Seek Legal Representation
Please don’t hesitate to get in contact with our legal team immediately if your loved one is experiencing neglect or abuse in their care facility. Our New Jersey nursing home abuse lawyers can explain your legal options, investigate your case, and help you file a claim. Don’t let injustices against your loved ones continue.
Contact our New Jersey lawyers at (201) 870-1909 to schedule a consultation. Your call will be returned within 12 hours, guaranteed!
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