A nursing home lawyer represents victims of nursing home abuse. Too many people, particularly elderly men and women, are abused or neglected in a nursing home or rehabilitation facility. The victim may even exhibit bedsores or other obvious signs of nursing home abuse. Other symptoms can be subtle. Either way, the victim may have a valid nursing home lawyer case and not know it.
If you or someone you know has been the victim of nursing home abuse and needs a nursing home lawyer, act immediately. Indeed, even if you only suspect that you or a loved one may be the victim of nursing home abuse, please consult with a nursing home abuse lawyer as soon as you possibly can. As with any personal injury matter, there are legal deadlines to bring claims for nursing home abuse. If you miss a deadline, then you likely will lose any claim that you or a loved one otherwise might have had.
Below is a short excerpt from an article from the Bergen Record about a local nursing home lawyer case:
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NURSING HOME LAWYER CASE SUMMARY
A nursing home in Paramus has agreed to pay $1.4 million to settle a lawsuit in the death of one of two patients who choked to death at the facility within two weeks.
A patient at the home choked on his breakfast after being left alone to eat in his room…
Just two weeks later, another patient also choked to death.
Accidental deaths in the nursing home must be reported by the facility to the state Department of Health, but that notification did not occur in either incident.