Experienced Nursing Home Negligence Attorneys Seek Justice for Wrongful Deaths in NJ & PA Nursing Homes
You expect a lot from the nursing home that is supposed to care for your elderly loved one. At a minimum, you want the nursing home to keep your loved one safe. After all, nursing home residents are in assisted living facilities for a reason — they cannot adequately take care of themselves. An injury to an elderly person can be catastrophic, destroying their quality of life and possibly even resulting in death. When a nursing home resident suffers a tragic, life-ending injury, it is important that the persons responsible are held accountable.
Whether your loved one’s death was caused by a nursing home’s deliberate actions or carelessness by nursing home staff, the loss can be immeasurable. At times like this, you deserve some form of justice. A lawsuit won’t bring back your loved one, but it can help to ease your mind during this difficult time and provide you with a sense of closure. Beyond that, shining a light on a nursing home’s negligent practices could help to ensure that changes are made so that no one else suffers in the future.
The experienced nursing home negligence attorneys at Cohen & Riechelson can help you. We handle a broad range of nursing home negligence cases, including wrongful death claims, throughout New Jersey and Pennsylvania.
What Are the Possible Causes of Wrongful Death in Nursing Homes?
Some of the most common causes of nursing home deaths include:
- Slip & fall accidents
- Medication errors
- Malnutrition and dehydration
- Resident abandonment
One of the most important functions of a nursing home is to watch over elderly patients and keep them safe at all times. Understaffing can result in nursing home residents remaining unmonitored for extended periods of time. When a resident is left unsupervised, an already-dangerous situation can become deadly because the elderly person might wander off. An unsupervised resident is also at greater risk of slipping and falling, which can have tragic consequences for a person who is already in fragile health. In some of the most serious cases, nursing home abuse can result in fatal injuries.
In order to protect against wrongful death, a nursing home should have quality hiring practices. They need to ensure that potential employees are vetted prior to being hired. Once hired, nursing home employees need to be trained in how to properly care for elderly residents. Beyond that, the nursing home itself should be equipped with fully functional safety equipment, in addition to remaining up-to-date with safety regulations.
Call CR for a Free Consultation with a Compassionate Nursing Home Wrongful Death Lawyer in NJ and PA
It’s never easy to deal with the death of a loved one – even when the death is somewhat expected due to the person’s age. Knowledge that the death was preventable can be even more upsetting and potentially unbearable. If you’ve lost a loved one due to nursing home negligence, don’t try to handle the matter by yourself. Wrongful death in NJ & PA is a complex area of law that imposes many complicated statutory requirements and limitations. You need an experienced nursing home negligence and wrongful death lawyer to guide you through the legal system.
The compassionate advocates at Cohen & Riechelson are prepared to help you. We can’t bring back your loved one, but we can help you get justice and some degree of closure. Our compassionate wrongful death lawyers will handle all of the legal decisions while you take the time to help your family through the grieving process.
Call us today toll-free, or use our online contact form to arrange an in-person consultation at one of our offices in Hamilton or Pennington, NJ. One of our nursing home negligence lawyers will speak with you about your case and help you explore available legal options.
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