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Skilled Injury Attorney for New York & New Jersey Residents
The attorneys at Morelli Law Firm have many years of experience in the
field of injury lawsuits, including winning precedent-setting cases. We
know how to fight for our clients effectively. How do you know you can
trust us to advance your interests in an elder abuse case? Our firm's
history speaks for itself. We have obtained more than
$2 billion for our clients in verdicts and settlements, and our attorneys have more than a
century of combined experience. If you or someone close to you has been the victim of elder abuse, you
can rely on our firm to fight aggressively for your rights.
Contact us regarding any of the following situations.
Bedsores / Ulcers
Bedsores are avoidable and, with proper care and attention, should not
occur. For this reason, they are often an early indicator of elder abuse
or neglect. About 250,000 individuals in long-term care facilities suffer
these painful injuries every year. Learn about the stages of this injury
and what to do if your loved one has developed bedsores in his or her
nursing home from not have sanitary needs met, from being left alone for
long periods of time, or from other forms of neglect.
Bowel impaction or blockage can be the extremely unpleasant and painful
result of consistent and untreated constipation - a condition that can
be caused or exacerbated by immobility, liver problems, and weakened intestinal
muscles. Learn more about this serious sign of neglect.
Some unscrupulous facilities have been known to purposefully overmedicate
residents. If you have reason to believe that your loved one has been
administered chemical restraints, contact a knowledgeable nursing home
abuse attorney immediately.
Dehydration / Failing to Properly Hydrate
The Commonwealth Fund recently published data suggesting that as many
as one in three residents of care facilities in the United States may
be the victims of malnutrition or dehydration. This is an unconscionable
and potentially deadly form of elder abuse or neglect. Protect your loved
one by getting medical help and then talking to a nursing home abuse attorney
if you suspect that he or she is suffering from dehydration at a care facility.
Elder Abuse and Neglect
Elder abuse is not limited to nursing homes or to one type of mistreatment.
It can happen anywhere a senior lives and may include financial manipulation
or exploitation, emotional abuse, abandonment, physical violence, sexual
abuse, failure to provide proper nutrition or medical care, and more.
Most abuse occurs at the hands of those in positions of trust. Learn what
to do if you suspect elder abuse or neglect.
Falls / Fractures
The average assisted care facility in the U.S. with about 100 beds will
see anywhere from 100 to 200 falls per year. Authorities believe that
many more falls go unreported. While not every single fall is avoidable,
it is nevertheless the responsibility of the caretakers at these facilities
to take proactive measures in order to prevent injuries.
Financial Exploitation of the Elderly
Financial exploitation and manipulation of elderly individuals is sadly
all too common in the U.S. Many perpetrators are trusted family members
of the senior. If you have reason to believe that your loved one is being
manipulated by a caretaker, contact our firm to discuss what steps you
Injuries Resulting in Wrongful Death
Losing a loved one is always a painful experience, and especially so when
their death was caused by the neglect or misconduct of another person.
If your family member was killed due to injuries caused by the abusive
or negligent actions of an individual entrusted with his or her care,
contact Morelli Law Firm as soon as possible for strong and effective advocacy.
Malnutrition / Failing to Properly Feed
Whether due to negligence or outright malicious intent, malnutrition is
a serious problem in many long-term care facilities in the U.S. If your
loved one has lost a considerable amount of weight since entering his
or her long-term care home, this could be a sign of malnutrition. Contact
an attorney from Morelli Law Firm to discuss a possible lawsuit.
Signs of physical abuse can include broken bones, bruises, cuts, burns,
or the use of physical restraints. If you suspect that your family member
has been abused physically, do not hesitate to contact the appropriate
authorities in order to protect your loved one's safety.
Psychological / Emotional Abuse
Not all abuse is of a physical nature. Psychological abuse - such as belittling,
ridiculing, insulting, isolation, and threatening - can be just as damaging
and cruel. Signs of emotional abuse include sudden changes in personality,
including fearfulness and acting withdrawn. Get help if you suspect psychological abuse.
Do you suspect that your family member has been subjected to sexual harassment
or abuse in his or her long-term care facility or nursing home? This reprehensible
behavior is unfortunately not uncommon. Do not ignore your suspicions
or fail to say anything out of fear of embarrassing your loved one. Take
action to protect his or her rights and safety.
Infections - even those that result from minor cuts or injuries - can
be extremely dangerous and even fatal. If left unattended and untreated,
sepsis can set in and lead to septic shock. One of the most common causes
of infections in nursing home residents is bedsores.
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Rely on a New York and New Jersey nursing home abuse attorney from Morelli
Law Firm to protect your interests at this time.
Call our East Coast law firm today to
schedule a consultation. We understand the laws that affect your situation and we are here for you.