Compassionate Representation for Victims of Nursing Home Abuse

  • 40 Years of Experience
  • Over $3 Billion Won for Our Clients
  • Thousands of Lives Changed

Families trust nursing homes and assisted living facilities to care for their loved ones competently and with dignity and respect. In fact, these elder care facilities are required to do so as a matter of law. But they don’t always meet their obligations to residents. When they don’t, the result is often serious injury or even death.

Holding negligent or abusive senior care facilities accountable and delivering the compensation families deserve is what we do. Our nursing home lawyers have 40 years of experience, and include a board-certified physician. We offer our services on a contingency fee basis, which means you will not pay anything unless we obtain compensation on your behalf.

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Seven Signs of Nursing Home Neglect or Abuse

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BEDSORES     Bedsores, also known as pressure sores or decubitus ulcers, which can be extremely painful and become infected.

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FALL INJURIES     Unexplained head injuries, broken bones, bruising, or cuts.

3

MEDICATION ERRORS     Flare-ups of medical conditions previously controlled by medication.

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SEXUAL ABUSE     Bruising in vaginal area, thighs, and breasts; sexually transmitted disease (STD); bloodied or torn undergarments; and unexplained difficulty sitting or walking.

5

MALNUTRITION or DEHYDRATION     Unexplained excessive weight loss, decreased urine output, dark yellow urine, dry mouth, swollen tongue, sugar cravings, or fatigue.

6

POOR HYGIENE     Dirty clothing, soiled bedding, and unexplained unhealthy skin, infections, gum disease, and tooth decay.

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EMOTIONAL DISTRESS     Sudden and unexplained feelings of anxiety, depression, and hopelessness; disinterest in previously enjoyed activities and interactions; and fear or discomfort around certain staff.

Nursing Home Abuse During COVID-19

The onset of the coronavirus pandemic has seen tremendous loss and suffering across the country. This has disproportionately affected elderly individuals, particularly those living in care facilities and nursing homes. Insufficient medical care and inadequate safety measures have led to the suffering, or even death, of many thousands of elderly people. Some estimates suggest that nursing homes may account for 40% of COVID-19 deaths in the United States.* Unfortunately, enacted or proposed federal and state legislation may protect nursing homes and other businesses by making them immune to liability related to COVID-19. We are monitoring federal and state legislation that may impact the availability to bring a claim related to COVID-19

 

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Meet The Team

The experienced leaders of our legal/medical team have earned the highest ratings available from such peer organizations as Best Lawyers in America®, Super Lawyers®, and Martindale-Hubbell. We have extraordinary in-house medical experts who uncover medical errors that other law firms miss. Our nursing home and assisted living facility lawyers include:

Howard A. Janet

Howard Janet has produced an extraordinary number of precedent-setting and record-breaking results for his clients. What’s more, for the past 40 years he has been an unflagging advocate for the rights of countless individuals, helping them find their voice in the courtroom and beyond.

Kenneth M. Suggs

Kenneth Suggs has been a tireless champion of consumer legal rights for over 40 years. Known for his advocacy in the areas of medical malpractice, product liability, catastrophic injuries, and wrongful death, he has been recognized nationally as one of the nation’s finest trial lawyers.

Giles H. Manley

Dr. Giles Manley brings a unique perspective to his practice, as he spent 20 years practicing as a board-certified physician. He uses his medical expertise to help victims of medical malpractice get the justice they deserve, and has won a number of 7-figure verdicts on their behalf.

Gerald D. Jowers, Jr.

Gerald Jowers has devoted his career to helping patients harmed by medical malpractice, pharmaceuticals, and medical devices. He has a proven track record of expertise in these areas and practices law with compassion and dignity for his clients.

Patrick Thronson

Patrick Thronson proudly advocates for individuals who have suffered catastrophic injuries because of preventable medical errors, and for those who have been harmed by contamination, fraud, or other misconduct. Patrick has been a member of litigation teams that have recovered millions of dollars in compensation for injured victims.

Andrew S. Janet

Andrew Janet works with survivors of sexual abuse and has helped them find justice and closure for the suffering they endured. He has also represented individuals in high-profile cases against powerful institutions.

Our team is committed to practicing law with dignity and compassion for our clients. We have a proven history of excellence in cases involving abuse, neglect, and malpractice. Our team has 40 years of experience fighting for the rights of our clients and have won over $3 billion in verdicts and settlements on their behalf.

What Should You Do Now?

If you believe your loved one may be the victim of neglect or abuse, it’s important to first make sure they, and fellow residents, are safe. Once they’re out of harm’s way, it’s important to contact an attorney who can help you take the correct legal action to hold the abusers, and the institution that enabled them, accountable for their actions.

We, at JJS Justice, practice law with the utmost compassion and respect for our clients and their loved ones. We understand that this can be an extremely difficult time in your lives, and we do everything we can to make it easier. Compensation may be available for your loved one’s physical pain and mental anguish. However, these cases are not simply about the amount of money recovered. They are more about ensuring the best quality of life for your loved one and your entire family’s peace of mind.


*SOURCE: Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy. “Nursing Homes Might Account for 40% of US COVID-19 Deaths” June 16, 2020.

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