An Overview of Nursing Home Abuse

Personal Injury Lawyers serving Englishtown, Newark, Jersey City, Monmouth & Middlesex Counties, and nearby areas of New Jersey


Nursing home abuse can take many forms. Some of these are deadly. Others result in serious injury. All too many slip underneath the radar. This is why knowing the signs of nursing home abuse is so important. If you suspect a loved one is being mistreated at his or her home, you need someone on your side who can intervene, restore peace, and fight for justice.

Call Shapiro & Sternlieb at 732-617-8050 to schedule a complimentary case review where we can listen to your story and guide you towards the next best step.

Nursing home abuse infographic

Signs of Nursing Home Abuse

Signs of physical abuse in a nursing home include:

  • Bruises
  • Cuts or lacerations
  • Broken or fractured bones
  • Burns
  • Any unexplained injury

Signs of sexual abuse in a nursing home include:

  • Bruises around genitals, hips, or breasts
  • Sexually transmitted disease
  • Pregnancy

All types of nursing home abuse may result in emotional symptoms including:

  • Noticeable fear around specific staff members
  • A withdrawal from the larger nursing home community
  • The adopting of new habits such as nail biting
  • Increased agitation or hostility
  • Depression and anxiety

If you notice any of these signs of nursing home abuse, it is important that you contact our office right away to schedule a free consultation and learn about your options. Your loved one’s health and happiness are at stake.

Reporting Nursing Home Abuse

In the state of New Jersey, you can report elder abuse to the Division of Aging Services at the Department of Human Services. If you believe there is an eminent threat, you can involve local police. It is also a good idea to talk to an attorney.

At Shapiro & Sternlieb, we take reports of nursing home abuse very seriously. We are prepared to get to work investigating these claims right away, helping to uncover all instances of mistreatment and starting the process of seeking justice for you and your family.

Please call 732-617-8050 to schedule your consultation today. Located in Englishtown, we serve Freehold, East Brunswick, Holmdel, and all surrounding communities.