As our loved ones age, we rely on nursing homes and assisted living facilities to help take care of them when they can no longer do so for themselves.  These types of facilities are entrusted with a great deal of responsibility to ensure the health, safety, and general welfare of our loved ones. And while…

Emotional and Social Neglect in Nursing Homes You put your loved one in a nursing home because you believed it would be the best way for them to maintain a high quality of life while receiving the healthcare treatment they need. Many nursing homes are great, safe places for elderly people. At their best, they…

Nursing home cases involve violations of New Jersey statutes and regulations which result in the loss of dignity and enjoyment of life, pain and suffering and possible permanent physical injury or death to nursing home residents. Typical nursing home lawsuits contain multiple causes of action, where a claim against individual nurses, aides, management personnel and…

What are common damages that nursing home residents experience? Ongoing neglect and substandard care can manifest through a resident’s health in a variety of ways. Nursing malpractice cases often involve patients that suffer from decubitus ulcers and bedsores, untreated infection, delay in diagnosis of deep vein thrombosis, broken bones due to preventable falls, and physical…

The very purpose of the NHRRA is to do away with the typical attitude in which these cases were addressed prior to its passing; that is, to eliminate the evaluation of these cases as not worth significant value because the person is elderly, had multiple co-morbidities and a short period of time to live. When…

There are two types of damages a plaintiff can recover: compensatory and punitive. A plaintiff will be entitled to punitive damages if he or she is given the opportunity to establish by clear and convincing evidence that the defendant’s acts or omissions caused harm and were actuated by actual malice or accompanied by a wanton…

What is nursing negligence? Whether it is in a hospital or an office setting, we probably spend as much or even more time under the care of nurses. And just like physicians, nurses must adhere to a reasonable standard of patient care. When that standard of care is not met and results in serious harm—either physical…