In New Jersey, nursing home staff must meet a certain standard of care when it comes to the health of all residents. But unfortunately, it doesn’t always happen.
Nursing Home Negligence
Not all nursing home residents can speak up when they are not properly taken care of, which is why it’s important for family members to pay close attention to their loved one’s care.
Nursing home negligence can include:
- Medication errors
- Failure to ensure safety (such as allowing an Alzheimer’s patient to wander off or not having guard rails on beds)
- Sexual abuse
- Bedsores (these can lead to cellulitis, sepsis and other conditions)
- Failure to diagnose or treat a serious medical condition
- Injuries that result from restraint or transport
- Assaults by staff or residents
- Unsanitary conditions
- Wrongful death
What Rights do New Jersey Nursing Home Residents Have?
The state says that each nursing home must:
- Maintain each resident’s confidentiality and privacy
- Have written policies and procedures that forbid abuse and neglect of all residents
- Offer a range of activities that meet the residents interests and needs
- Promote each resident’s quality of life
This state has some of the toughest laws in the United States when it comes to nursing home abuse and neglect. If you believe your loved one is a victim, please contact us for a free consultation. As New Jersey personal injury lawyers, we’ll determine if there are grounds to file suit and help you through the entire process so your loved one can receive the compensation they deserve.