If You Suspect Nursing Home Abuse Or Neglect
When an elderly family member has become a victim of nursing home abuse, contact our New York or New Jersey law offices at Albert Buzzetti & Associates for uncompromising legal representation.
There are other ways for the families of elderly loved ones in nursing homes and other elder care facilities to help reduce the occurrence of nursing home abuse and neglect without resorting to personal injury litigation. Taking legal action should be a last recourse reserved for obvious forms of neglect or abuse involving serious falls, broken bones, bedsores and wrongful death.
Taking Action To Protect Your Loved Ones
Because some nursing homes choose to save money by reducing staff, reducing care, or restricting the activities of residents, it is important to be aware of the several ways to help prevent or reduce the potential for nursing home abuse and neglect:
- Make random, unannounced visits to the facility. You may discover varying quality of care when you visit during the morning, noon or evening hours.
- Feel free to question any of the staff if a family member complains about a medication error, fall, or other actions. Some nursing home staff may be willing to speak up if asked.
- Notify the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, which is tasked with regulating and investigating nursing home abuse claims, including neglect.
- File a complaint with the New York Department of Health or the New Jersey Department of Health responsible for conducting investigations of claims of nursing home negligence, issuing citations and imposing files and compliance under the law.
Our firm takes nursing home abuse and neglect seriously. Our dedicated attorneys can also put you in touch with other agencies offering support 24 hours a day. If you wish to pursue a personal injury lawsuit against a nursing home for negligence, we provide the experienced, aggressive representation you need to help ensure that you or your elderly loved ones find justice.
We Want To Hear Your Story Today
If you suspect that you or a loved one may be a victim of nursing home abuse or neglect, email the New York and New Jersey personal injury law firm of Albert Buzzetti & Associates for a free consultation to review your legal rights and options. Our skilled personal injury lawyers can help you seek the maximum compensation you deserve. Call 201-308-5313 (New Jersey) or 866-237-8202 (New York).