Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect

Burlington County Nursing Home Neglect Attorneys

New Jersey families with senior loved ones rely on nursing homes, personal care and assisted living facilities to provide attentive care in a compassionate, caring, competent and professional manner.

We trust the well-being of our elders to the care of trained professionals. When a nursing home or assisted living center betrays that trust — and an elderly loved one is neglected or abused — you and your relative have rights that must be protected.

We protect those rights every day at Smith Magram Michaud Colonna P.C. in Burlington, serving personal injury victims and their families for the more than 100 years of our attorneys' combined service to South Jersey and Central New Jersey clients. We are local lawyers who solve local problems with large law firm experience and a small law firm's attentive personal service.

In nursing homes, a number of factors can contribute to abuse or neglect of residents. Poorly qualified and inadequately trained staff, individual personnel with a history of violence, an inadequately staffed facility, isolation of residents and the reluctance of residents to report abuse, out of embarrassment or fear are just a few signs that neglect or abuse may be taking place.

Some of the most common injuries to nursing home residents result from ongoing neglect in the care and treatment of the elderly. Malnutrition, dehydration, bedsores and pressure sores can be noticed by family members. Smith Magram Michaud Colonna P.C. conducts careful investigation into the possibility that a nursing home has breached its duty of care in not following commonly accepted medical practices.

We urge you to call us toll free right now if you suspect that your senior loved one is being abused and neglected. 800-661-8309.

Experience, Compassion for Victims of Abuse and Neglect — And Their Families

You should contact our skilled New Jersey personal injury lawyers if you suspect that your elderly loved one is suffering from a nursing home's:

  • Failure to provide a safe and clean environment
  • Failure to provide proper nutrition
  • Failure to administer proper medication
  • Failure to prevent bedsores and pressure sores
  • Failure to assist in personal hygiene
  • Failure to provide adequate services and assistance for incontinence
  • Failure to provide adequate medical care
  • Failure to provide appropriate supervision and assistive devices to prevent accidents

You should also reach out to our New Jersey nursing home abuse and neglect law firm if, while visiting your senior loved one, you notice unexplained bruises, cuts, burns, sprains or fractures in various stages of healing; bedsores or frozen joints; torn, stained or bloody underclothing; sudden changes in behavior; staff refusals to allow visitors to see a resident or delays in allowing visitors to see the resident; staff refusal to allow a resident to be alone with a visitor; a resident being kept in an overmedicated state; loss of a resident's possessions; sudden large withdrawals from bank accounts; or abrupt changes in a resident's will or other financial documents.

You receive our solid legal guidance on a contingency fee basis. Because you owe no attorney fee unless we win your case, you have no excuse to avoid contacting us to discuss what is happening to your loved one.

Our experienced Burlington nursing home abuse attorneys offer free initial consultations. For the peace of mind you need about your senior relative's care, call toll free now — 800-661-8309. We can also be reached by e-mail.