Ocean County Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer
In Ocean County, New Jersey, nursing homes and other long-term care facilities have a moral and legal obligation to provide safe and effective care to seniors and the disabled under their care. Unfortunately, many corporations put profits ahead of safety. This leads to countless seniors being abused mentally, physically, sexually, and financially. When facilities in Ocean County neglect or abuse their residents, families have the right to investigate what is happening at the facility to protect their loved ones and hold these corporate run facilities accountable. Call me, Joseph Monaco, Ocean County Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer, to learn the legal rights of your loved one. I have spent my entire career as a Trial Lawyer fighting for those who have been needlessly harmed by the recklessness or carelessness of others.
Recent studies show that abuse of seniors and the elderly is increasing. Further, the odds of a senior dying within two years is increased three times if they are the victim of abuse. Not surprisingly, the most vulnerable are seniors with dementia who have a 50% chance of being subject to some form of neglect or abuse. A study by the New York Department for the Aging found that only one in 25 cases of abuse are even reported. This is truly disheartening.
Common types of Nursing Home abuse in Ocean County include:
- Physical and sexual abuse
- Misuse of restraints
- Verbal and mental abuse
- Physical neglect
- Medical neglect
- Financial abuse
- Insufficient staffing levels
Speak with a Ocean County Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer Today
The State of New Jersey has laws to protect our most vulnerable including reporting requirements by facility staff and medical providers who treat the residents; however, most cases of abuse still go unreported. If you or loved one has been injured, call or text me at 609-277-3166 for a Free Consultation offering my over 25 years of experience as a New Jersey Trial Lawyer. I will answer your questions and offer guidance in how to help your loved one achieve justice including monetary compensation. I handle cases throughout Ocean County including areas such as Brick, Toms River and Lakewood.