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Nursing Home Injuries

Our Firm Helps Vulnerable Residents Who Sustained Nursing Home Injuries in NJ

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You entrusted the nursing home to care for your ailing relative. When instead the facility abuses or neglects your loved one, your first feelings may be of anger and regret. You are not alone. You are also not at fault. The nursing home had a duty to provide quality care to all of its residents. The failure to do so was negligent, and the facility can and should be held accountable.

Seigel Law is a premier personal injury firm that serves Ridgewood, Hackensack, Fair Lawn, Teaneck, Garfield, Fort Lee, Newark, Jersey City, Paterson, Elizabeth and Clifton. Our team gives your family attention and compassion that helps you through this difficult time. More important, we also achieve results. Our lawyers truly believe in giving the most vulnerable residents in our communities the assistance they need to reach justice against the nursing homes that caused them harm.

Nursing home abuse and neglect in New Jersey

Abuse can be physical, emotional, mental, sexual or financial and can be perpetrated by nursing home personnel, other residents or visitors to the facility. Claims may involve:

  • Medical malpractice — Medical negligence in nursing homes may include medication errors, failure to treat bedsores, uncontrolled infections, undiagnosed medical conditions and other inadequate medical treatment.
  • Dehydration and malnutrition — Poor diet, drug interferences and medical conditions that cause malabsorption of nutrients, nausea or vomiting may result in severe and potentially life-threatening dehydration and malnutrition of nursing home residents.
  • Falls — Nursing home residents are particularly vulnerable to falls because of such factors as cognitive impairment, medical conditions that interfere with mobility, frailty and pharmaceuticals that affect balance or coordination.
  • Assaults — Sexual, physical and verbal assault of elderly or disabled residents is unlawful and can result in both criminal charges and civil liability.

Nursing home duty to prevent and treat bedsores

Pressure ulcers or bedsores are wounds to the skin and the underlying tissue that can occur when prolonged pressure is applied to the skin, typically because of confinement to a bed or wheelchair. Because they are so difficult to treat, the first line of defense is prevention. This is why nursing home staff should periodically move immobilized patients. Bedsores that are not treated quickly and appropriately can result in sepsis, cellulitis, cancer, and bone and joint infections.

Protect your loved one from further harm

Seigel Law assists injured nursing home residents throughout northern New Jersey. Call our law firm at 201.444.4000 or contact us online to schedule your free initial consultation with our lawyer-doctor. If your injuries or caretaker duties prevent you from coming to our Ridgewood office, our lawyers schedule your appointment in your home or at the hospital. Through our contingency plan, you are not billed lawyer fees unless we recover damages from the negligent parties responsible for your injuries or your loved ones.

  • $7,900,000

    Recovery on behalf of the 16-year-old girl injured by electrical malfunction

  • $8,000,000

    Jury verdict in a catastrophic injury case

  • $1,100,000

    Settlement for a fractured arm in Passaic County

  • $4,775,000

    Settlement for a woman in Bergen County injured in a trucking accident

Meet Our Attorneys

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    By Teresa R Perez - January, 2018

    I have had a great experience thus far. The personal injury process is stressful and they have been helpful and courteous in getting me the right referrals. I was injured while visiting NJ and live in another state, my case is not an easy one but they are working diligently to help. I appreciate the personalized attention and highly recommend this firm.

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    By Miriam Smith-Leone - December, 2017

    The law office was great with my back and neck injury. They directed me to the right doctors and got me a huge settlement. Being a single mom, it help pay off all my debt and bills. Me and my kids can have a bill free christmas, with plenty of food and happiness, stress free. They are the best ever and I would highly recommend them to anyone rich or poor, who has been in an accident and need legal help...

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    By L C - October, 2017

    After the misfortune of suffering an injury, I had the good fortune to choose Seigel Law to represent me. During my initial meeting with Jan Seigel, I found him to be extremely confident and reassuring---he totally put me at ease. I was represented by Mark Mc Bratney---an EXCELLENT attorney. He was supportive and professional through the entire process, and provided an excellent outcome for my case.

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    By Liliana Paredes - October, 2017

    Honest, trustworthy and very straight forward. In unvarnished truth Jonas Siegel will tell you exactly where you stand and what direction you should go. Jonas has tenacity coupled with a degree of tenderness, but never losing site of the end goal, which is to protect, defend and have the best outcome for his clients. I defenetly recoment this law firm. Thanks for helping me out in my case.

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    By Oren Goldshmidt - September, 2017

    I'd like to thank everyone at segal law for the amazing experience they provided me. From the moment I stepped in to the end of the case , segal and his team delivered exactly what they promised. I couldn't have received any better treatment from a law firm. Any concerns, questions or problems I had were addressed and dealt with accordingly...

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What we offer our clients


Personal injury and medical knowledge

Our knowledgeable team of personal injury lawyers includes a medical doctor who advises on complex medical topics


One-on-one attorney attention

By maintaining a limited number of cases, our attorneys can provide personalized attention to each client we serve


Results-oriented strategies

Our lawyers have won numerous high verdicts and settlements, many in the high six- and seven-figure range, for our injured clients


Trial experience

Every trial attorney in our firm is a certified trial attorney by the New Jersey Supreme Court


Communication as a priority

We understand how important communication is to a successful attorney-client relationship, we return calls within 24 hours


Community involvement

Our lawyers and staff are active in community outreach and community service programs

  • "The lawyers at Seigel Law know how to get you the results you want. Jan Seigel and His team returned every one of my phone calls, listened to me and worked with me to a desirable outcome. Seigel Law definitely goes above and beyond to protect the injured." - B.M.

  • "After my car accident, my life turned into a disaster. Dealing with everything became impossible. Jan Seigel and his people helped me with every aspect of my injuries and the insurance companies so I could focus on healing. They helped me through everything and they got me what I was due." - M.P.

  • "I found the personnel to be very efficient, and work very quickly. I'm happy that I was referred to this firm, because I found that I was very comfortable working with them." - F.V.

  • "Amazing. I have to say they were very supportive and were able to give me tons of information. I didn't feel rushed and felt they truly cared about my well-being. Their website is also extremely helpful and well setup." - T.D.

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