Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect

     Nursing homes - a place where people cannot help themselves. We allow others to care for our loved ones when we cannot do it ourselves. As our population ages, we are all confronted with many issues surrounding short- and long-term care for our loved ones who are unable to care for themselves. Sadly, events occur where the care they should be receiving is less than what it should be and the results are often devastating to the patient.

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     Michael A. Mark is an experienced New Jersey Trial Lawyer. He is one of about 2% of all New Jersey lawyers that have been Certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Civil Trial Attorney. Mr. Mark had to demonstrate substantial trial experience and educational involvement, take a rigorous examination in Trenton, New Jersey and obtain recommendations from other attorneys and Superior Court Judges. After review, the New Jersey Supreme Court in 1998 granted Mr. Mark the status as a Board Certified Civil Trial Attorney. He has provided expert legal service to innocent accident victims on a statewide basis for over 24 years. Presently, Mr. Mark continues to represent persons that have been the victim of accidents through no fault of their own      Mr. Mark is available to meet with you, free of charge, to discuss your case as a way of giving back to the community. He is available to talk by phone or in person. Or, if you need assistance locating a lawyer in a specialized area of law (such as copyright, maritime, trademark infringement, etc.), Mr. Mark will help you, free of charge.
     We can help seek money damages to help those injured or killed through the negligence or wrongdoing of others in these situations. There are a variety of statutory schemes which can assist us in pursuing that redress, including The Nursing Home Bill of Rights, The N.J. Elder Abuse Statute, and various federal regulations.

     In these situations, injuries may range from decubitus ulcers (bedsores), fractures, and burns, to sexual assaults, failure to treat, and other problems created by neglect. We aggressively pursue these cases.

     Among the methods employed, we will:
  • Obtain the complete nursing home charts and all other appropriate medical records
  • Research the facility and interview former employees
  • Evaluate whether the sub-standard care was a proximate cause of the injury
  • Obtain an Affidavit of Merit from a qualified professional

     The reported nursing home abuse statistics only solidify the fears that nursing home abuse has become a widespread nationwide concern. Reports show nursing home abuse statistics that 30% of the facilities are cited for instances of abuse. Still, even more alarming is the nursing home abuse statistics showing that the majority of all nursing home abuse instances are never even reported. The nursing home abuse statistics include severe instances of abuse ranging from death to malnutrition and dehydration, inadequate medical care, and many other serious injuries and conditions.

     A nursing home lawsuit can be filed on behalf of nursing home residents who have suffered damages as a result of nursing home malpractice. Nursing home malpractice can include any act(s) of malice or neglect which causes, in whole or part, physical, mental, psychosocial, financial, or any other damage to a nursing home resident. A nursing home lawsuit can help a victim recover what they have lost as a result of nursing home malpractice.

     Mr. Mark has helped families hold nursing homes accountable when they engaged in abuse in a nursing home. New Jersey law has come a long way in the fight against elder abuse, but too many frail elders are still paying the price for nursing home neglect. That is why we believe that nursing homes should be held liable when they engage in nursing home abuse and nursing home neglect. And juries across the country have agreed. If you suspect someone you love is the victim of nursing home abuse or neglect, call us at Mark Law Firm at 973-423-9000. Mr. Mark will return your call personally.

We practice civil and criminal law in all New Jersey Municipal courts and in the Law Division and Appellate Division of the New Jersey
Superior Court. We have Appeared in many Courts in Counties such as Bergen, Passaic, Morris, Hudson, Union, Somerset, Atlantic,
Burlington and Sussex. Call us today at 973-423-9000 for a free consultation.

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