Experienced Nursing Home Negligence Attorney Secures Compensation for Nursing Home Injuries in NJ & PA
Assisting Nursing Home Injury Victims in Trenton & Pennington, NJ
The decision to place an elderly family member in a nursing home is never easy. Once you’ve decided nursing home care is necessary, you are likely to choose the nursing home that will provide the highest level of care for your loved one. Many nursing homes advertise that they will be responsible for the safety and wellbeing of residents. Under state and federal law, nursing homes must take steps to reduce the risk of a resident falling. Slippery floors, debris on the floor, or even a loose rug can cause an elderly resident to fall and suffer a serious injury from which they might never fully recover.
When nursing home or assisted living facility negligence results in serious injury or wrongful death, far too many nursing homes go into defensive mode and deny liability. In these cases, getting the compensation you deserve can be incredibly difficult because the nursing home often has a team of lawyers on its side. Sometimes, your only option for obtaining justice for your loved one’s injuries is to speak with an experienced lawyer who will fight for your legal rights and hold the nursing home accountable for their negligence.
The compassionate nursing home negligence attorneys at Cohen & Riechelson have successfully handled countless cases like this throughout New Jersey and Pennsylvania. We’ve seen firsthand how a serious injury can shatter an elderly person’s life. That’s why we will fight to get you fair and just compensation if your loved one has been injured as a result of nursing home negligence.
What Types of Injuries Occur in NJ & PA Nursing Homes and What are the Main Causes?
An accident in a nursing home or assisted living facility can be devastating to an elderly resident. Broken bones, hip damage, and even traumatic head injuries are common. Some of the most frequently occurring injuries suffered by elderly residents in nursing homes include:
- Hip fracture or broken hip
- Broken or sprained wrist
- Broken or sprained ankle
- Severe bruises
- Skull fracture or head injury
Many elderly people suffer serious injuries when they slip and fall. However, determining who is at fault in these cases can be difficult. Some of the most common causes of nursing home injuries include:
- Lack of supervision – Nursing home staff needs to be on alert at all times to protect at-risk residents against falls
- Inadequate staffing – Nursing homes are required by federal law to maintain a certain amount of staff, including nurses and resident assistants
- Negligent hiring tactics – Far too many nursing homes fail to hire qualified individuals to care for residents
- Insufficient training – Nursing home staff must be properly trained in techniques to keep residents safe
- Nursing home abuse – Elderly residents should be protected against physical abuse by malicious nursing home employees
Nursing homes and assisted living facilities are required under both state and federal laws to take appropriate measures to ensure the safety of all residents. The federal Nursing Home Reform Act imposes certain requirements on nursing homes to properly care for residents. Nursing homes must have staff that is properly trained and sufficient in number. Additionally, nursing home staff needs to be properly trained in caring for nursing home residents so that they don’t suffer any of these injuries. This includes training in assisting residents with showers and baths, helping them get in and out of wheelchairs, and aiding them as they climb in and out of bed.
Call CR Today; Experienced NJ and PA Nursing Home Negligence Lawyer Fights for the Legal Rights of Nursing Home Injury Victims
It isn’t right that your family member should be forced to endure painful bedsores, malnutrition, dehydration, and other hardships that arise because of someone else’s negligence. If your loved has suffered as a result of nursing home negligence, a qualified lawyer can assist you.
The experienced nursing home negligence lawyers at Cohen & Riechelson will fight to ensure that irresponsible or reckless nursing home employees are held accountable for your loved one’s injuries. We can help you win your case because we’ve got access to vast resources for investigating nursing home injury claims, including nursing home administrators and consultants.
Call us today toll-free, or simply fill out our online contact form to schedule a free consultation.
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