New York & New Jersey Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer
Morelli Law Firm
Elder abuse and neglect in long-term care facilities is a serious problem in the United States.
Unfortunately, many abusers are never held responsible for their actions.
Researchers have found that more than 90 percent of nursing homes in the
United States do not employ enough staff members to ensure thorough care
for their patients. Another study conducted in 2000 revealed that - of
the 2,000 nursing home residents interviewed - 95 percent had been neglected
or witnessed neglect in their facility, and 44 percent reported that they
had been abused. Our legal team at Morelli Law Firm
fights for the victims of nursing home abuse in New York and New Jersey.
What should I do if I suspect abuse?
An average nursing home with 100 beds will see anywhere from 100 to 200
falls per year, and about 250,000 residents of nursing homes across the
nation experience painful bedsores annually. Some of the most common types of
nursing home abuse injuries include
falls and fractures,
dehydration. These injuries are avoidable. With proper and proactive care none of
these and other injures - including
bowel impaction and
unaddressed infections - should occur. If you have reason to be suspicious of elder abuse, contact a
New York and New Jersey nursing home abuse attorney at our firm right away to discuss your case.
Fighting for Victims of Nursing Home Abuse
The statistics on nursing home abuse are sobering. At Morelli Law Firm,
we are passionate about protecting the rights of those who have been mistreated
in long-term care facilities in New York and New Jersey. Our attorneys
are committed to speaking out for the victims of injury and neglect. We have a
team of nurses available to review each situation in order to build the strongest case possible.
You can rely on Morelli Law Firm as a firm with the resources and capacity
to handle large, important cases - and the skill and experience necessary
to win. Our
trial experience has allowed us to litigate important cases against some of the largest
law firms and corporations in the world. Moreover, our ability to try
a case and win gives the defendants an added incentive to settle for a
larger amount. With a long list of accolades and successful case outcomes,
Morelli Law Firm is dedicated to pursuing justice on behalf of our clients
and their loved ones. We are a results-driven team committed to the best
interests of the people we represent.
More Than 100 Years of Combined Experience
We have established a reputation as a firm that tenaciously fights for
the victims of predatory behavior in New York and New Jersey. The attorney
who leads our nursing home abuse practice is a
former nurse with 15 years of legal experience. She brings a rich level of credibility
and insight to this practice. The other lawyers on our team share more than a
century of collective experience in personal injury law, including nursing home abuse cases. We have obtained
more than $2 billion in verdicts and settlements on behalf of our clients.
Renowned Advocacy on the East Coast
Nursing home abuse can take many forms, including
sexual abuse, serious neglect,
financial exploitation, and
psychological and emotional abuse. One report found that one in three U.S. nursing homes had been cited
for federal violations. About 10 percent of nursing homes were cited for
violations that had caused residents to suffer serious injury, harm, and
You should be able to trust the medical professionals at a New York or
New Jersey long-term care facility to look out for you or your family
member in a time of need - but this is not always the case. If you or
your loved one has been the victim of elder abuse or neglect,
contact Morelli Law Firm to schedule a
case consultation. We are committed to fighting for you.