Have you or a loved one suffered nursing home abuse or neglect at Hackensack Meridian Health Nursing & Rehab, Bergen New Bridge Medical Center, or Care One facility in the Hackensack area? Let the seasoned New Jersey nursing home abuse attorneys of the Reinartz Law Firm fight for your rights.
Over 4 million people report elder abuse every year, and many more go unreported. Almost 65 percent of nursing home staff members admitted to abusing residents, and the Office of Inspector General reported that one in five nursing home emergency room visits was due to abuse or neglect. If this happens to you or a loved one, you can fight back, recover compensation, and hopefully prevent others from enduring what you went through.
We Don’t Serve Clients. We Help Families.
The Reinartz Law Firm has shown that they will work relentlessly for you and your loved ones. We are available 24/7 by phone or online chat with a real, live person, so you never have to fight alone. We are also conveniently located just a minute away from the Bergen County Justice Center and less than two miles from I-80, and as always, we provide a free, no-obligation case review. We’re here to help you.
What can you expect from the Reinartz nursing home abuse lawyers?
Experience and Success
- An award-winning firm with over a decade of experience.
- Millions in awarded damages
- “Top 10” Personal Injury Attorneys
- Free, no-obligation case consultation
- Available to meet by phone, video conference, or in-person by appointment
- Live, 24/7 chat with a real person
- In the heart of downtown Hackensack, New Jersey in Court Plaza South
- Less than a mile away from the Bergen County Justice Center
- Only five minutes away from the I-80 Express
Signs of Nursing Home Abuse/Neglect
- Bedsores and Pressure Ulcers - These injuries to the skin and underlying tissue may look like bruises or welts. They usually result from improper care at nursing home facilities. Without immediate medical care, these injuries can become deep infections that require emergency care and even surgery.
- Medication Errors - Elderly individuals usually take medication and are at a greater risk for these errors. Some signs of medication errors are confusion, rapid heartbeat, agitation, and fever. Know the signs and protect your loved one from an extreme medical emergency, including death.
- Physical Abuse - Unfortunately, physical and sexual abuse in nursing homes are common. The damage caused goes far beyond physical injuries. Signs of physical abuse are bruises, burns, cuts, and welts on the skin, dehydration, malnutrition, broken bones, and facial or dental injuries.
- Sexual Abuse - The signs of sexual abuse are just as disturbing. Look for bruising around the genitals, bleeding from the genitals, genital infections or STDs, difficulty sitting or walking, torn and bloodied undergarments, extreme agitation, panic attacks, and suicide attempts. Call law enforcement immediately if you suspect physical or sexual abuse.
- Malnourishment - Nursing home facilities must provide nutritious food and water. Signs of malnourishment include rapid weight loss, dehydration, lack of hygiene, depression, and anxiety.
- Death - Nursing homes must provide life-saving efforts to every resident, and they must inform the patient’s family as soon as possible about a resident’s death or near-death experience. You should hold them responsible for the safety and well-being of their residents, and a reliable New Jersey nursing home abuse lawyer will make sure they do.
How Much is My Nursing Home Abuse Case Worth?
Nursing home abuse case settlements vary from case to case.
The amount your case may be worth is based on:
● Have you passed the statute of limitations?
● Was it abuse or neglect?
● Is your jurisdiction the Hackensack, NJ area?
● Was it a wrongful death settlement?
● Settlement amounts for similar cases
If you suspect a nursing home is abusing your loved one, report the nursing home abuse by filing a complaint with the State of New Jersey Department of Human Services, Adult Protective Services (APS). Also, contact our trusted nursing home abuse attorneys. We can report the abuse to APS and fight for the compensation you and your loved one deserve.
Where Does Nursing Home Abuse Occur in New Jersey?
Nursing home abuse can take place anywhere, in any city, state, country, or home, but knowing the prevalence in a specific area can help protect your loved ones from elder abuse.
A study by ProPublica , a non-profit, independent investigative journalism publication, made startling discoveries about nursing home abuse in New Jersey. Their three-year-long study found that out of the 353 nursing homes inspected, significant deficiencies led to $7.66 million in penalties.
Here is a breakdown of the nursing homes in Hackensack and surrounding areas.
Hackensack Meridian Health Nursing & Rehab
415 Jack MartinBlvd.
Atlas Rehabilitation AndHealthcare At Maywood
100 W. MagnoliaAve.
Teaneck Nursing Center
Hackensack Meridian Health Prospect Heights Care C
Care One at Teaneck
544 Teaneck Rd.
Care One at Wellington
301 Union St.
Bergen New BridgeMedical Center
230 E Ridgewood Ave.
The total deficiencies in the chart above often include serious deficiencies that caused the government to flag the facility. Know which facilities in your area were fined and trust the experienced lawyers of the Reinartz Law Firm to protect you and your family.
Don’t Fight the Insurance Companies Yourself. Let Us Help
It may seem reasonable to speak with the insurance companies or nursing home officials about you or your loved one’s injuries, pain, and suffering, especially when they dangle a check for your medical bills, funeral costs, or day-to-day living expenses right in front of your face.
They’re not in business to help you. Don’t sign that check or contract until you contact a reliable, experienced New Jersey attorney who will fight for you to get the compensation you deserve.
Contact Reinartz Law Firm as your nursing home abuse lawyer because:
- They won’t settle for the insurance companies’ pennies; they’ll fight to get what your claim is worth
- They won’t trick you into giving a recorded statement like insurance companies—that may be used against you to decrease or deny your claim
- They will work hard to ensure you get compensated for all of your damages (economic damages like medical bills and non-economic damages like humiliation and loss of enjoyment of life)
What Should You Do After You Suspect Nursing Home Abuse in New Jersey?
After you or an elder loved one has received medical treatment, immediately file a police report. Make sure the responding officer has the date and time of the suspected injury or abuse, pictures of the victim’s injuries, and if the abuse/neglect was ongoing or a one-time event. You should have a good estimate of the length and severity of each occurrence.Next, contact a trusted and seasoned New Jersey Law Firm to handle your claim. Provide them with much of the same information provided to law enforcement: medical bills, pictures, receipts, police reports, and any statements from witnesses. Attorneys with extensive and proven experience in nursing home abuse will ensure you are properly compensated for your troubles.
How to Report Abuse in Nursing Homes
If you suspect abuse of a loved one in a New Jersey nursing home, follow these steps (or call us and we can do them for you):
- Call a New Jersey nursing home abuse hotline
- Contact an ombudsman (a local official that represents the residents of a nursing home)
- Contact the New Jersey Adult Protective Services (APS)
- File a police report with local law enforcement
- Cooperate with doctors and other medical personnel
Call Us for Your Free Claim Review
Don’t suffer in silence. Reach out to experienced New Jersey nursing home abuse attorneys that won’t stop until the nursing home takes responsibility for the pain they caused you and your loved ones. Reach out to the Reinartz Law Firm in Hackensack, New Jersey at (201) 778-4878.
We are only a call, click, or short drive away, and we will never charge you until we provide results. We’re here to answer your questions and provide a free, no-obligation consultation so we can assist you in your claim and get you the compensation you and your loved ones deserved.
Contact us 24/7 or fill out the form below to book your claim review.
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