Mercer County New Jersey Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer
Joseph Monaco, 2nd Generation Trial Lawyer
Call me at 609-277-3166
Mercer County, New Jersey offers several nursing homes and long-term care facilities for seniors and the disabled. Unfortunately, when profits are put ahead of safety, our most vulnerable family members are at risk. If you believe a loved one has been harmed, call me, Joseph Monaco, Mercer County Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer, to learn what your loved one’s rights are when injured or wrongfully killed. New Jersey law provides victims with the right to seek monetary compensation for pain and suffering and other harms.
Abuse and neglect at a Mercer County Nursing Home can include:
- Over-medicating to control residents
- Distributing wrong medicine
- Falls from bed or while ambulating
- Restraining residents to control behavior which can result in bruising or other harm
- Verbal abuse and intimidation
- Physical and sexual assault
- Financial abuse
- Failure to provide needed medical care
- Emotional manipulation
When a loved one is injured, it is difficult for families handle. You made the tough decision to place your parent or grandparent in a nursing home and when the facility violates the trust you placed in them you feel violated. New Jersey law requires nursing homes and other facilities to provide safe, dignified care and to report when something goes wrong. However, abuse and neglect still occur too frequently. Plus, the most vulnerable residents may not physically or mentally be able to describe the abuse they received. That’s why it is extremely important to investigate suspected abuse as soon as possible. It will not only help your loved one to find out what went wrong but it will also prevent others from being a victim of the same mistreatment. If you suspect harm, it is critical that immediate action take place to investigate before witnesses can’t be located and vital evidence is lost or destroyed. I handle cases throughout Mercer County including areas such as Trenton, Ewing Township and Hamilton Township. Call me Toll-Free at 855-Joe-Legal to get instant legal advice for your loved one at a time of need.