Standing Up To Stop Nursing Home Abuse
Nursing home facilities can be a good option to ensure your elderly loved one receives the care and attention they need on a daily basis. Unfortunately, about 1 in 10 people in nursing homes and assisted living facilities experiences some level of abuse.
You can protect your elderly loved ones with my help at the Law Offices of Thomas Carroll Blauvelt, LLC. I have over 25 years of experience protecting the rights and best interests of injured individuals in New Jersey. You can depend on my personalized and hands-on advocacy to get your family through this difficult time.
I am committed to obtaining justice for your family. Call my office in East Brunswick at 877-676-7729 for a free consultation. I am available 24/7 to take your call.
Signs Of Nursing Home Abuse
Common nursing home abuse injuries result from:
- Physical abuse, including assault or neglect that leads to anything from bruising, to broken bones or bedsores
- Emotional abuse, including harassment, threats or isolation
- Sexual abuse by the staff or other residents that leads to serious physical and emotional trauma
Your loved one may not be aware that they are experiencing abuse. They may also not tell anyone about it due to feelings of shame or embarrassment. That is why it is important to be on alert for signs of nursing home abuse, which often include:
- Unexplained injuries
- Dehydration or weight loss
- Changes in your loved one’s physical appearance
- Changes in your loved one’s attitude
- Agitation or withdrawal
- Refusal of food or medications
- Unsanitary conditions in the facility
If you suspect your loved one may be a victim of nursing home abuse, it is important to report it and hold nursing homes accountable for the damage. You and many others trust these places to take care of your loved ones. Neglecting their duties to your trust is unacceptable.
I Am Here To Help
You may not know where to start to protect your loved one from nursing home abuse. There is no need to worry, because you are not alone. I strive to be an ally your family can count on to give you the help you need.
Nursing home abuse cases can be complex, because they often involve personal injury and criminal charges. I have over two decades of experience in both of these areas. As a former prosecutor and practicing personal injury lawyer, I provide you with comprehensive service throughout this entire difficult situation. I can help your family obtain financial restitution for the injuries and suffering your loved one endured, as well as bring justice to the people responsible for the abuse.