According to the National Center for Elder Abuse (NCEA), the 2010 Census recorded that over 13% of the population in the U.S. is over 65 years of age. Over the next few decades, seniors will comprise 20% of the total population.
Unfortunately, elder abuse is a serious problem in this country. In a 2010 study by Ben Natan, et al. published in Nursing Management, 50% of nursing home staff admit to mistreating older patients.
If you believe that a loved one has been victimized as a result of nursing home neglect or abuse, an attorney experienced in protecting the rights of our seniors can help.
Signs of elder abuse may be missed by caring family members or even professionals working with older Americans because of lack of training on detecting abuse.
There are many forms of abuse and injury that may occur due to nursing home neglect. A facility that is negligent in hiring personnel may hire someone who has a track record of elder abuse or similar misconduct, and this may lead to abuse at the individual's current position. An understaffed facility may result in poor medical care and also problems with nutrition and hygiene. Following are some types of nursing home abuse:
We feel it is important to share relevant articles on nursing home neglect and abuse and address topics of interest in our legal blog.
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New Jersey personal injury attorney Edward C. Lutz has been recognized as being an accomplished trial attorney in the U.S., having been admitted as a member of the prestigious Million Dollar Advocates Forum, in recognition of obtaining million dollar plus verdicts, awards and settlements for his clients.
Representing injured clients throughout all of Northern and Central New Jersey, our firm uses experts in various fields to help determine the true value of your claim and to prove your case in court.
Mr. Lutz was admitted to the New Jersey Bar and the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey in 1987 and he was admitted to the Florida Bar in 1991. He received his Juris Doctorate from Seton Hall University School of Law, Newark, New Jersey in 1987. He is a member of the New Jersey State Bar Association and the Florida State Bar Association (currently inactive).
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