Filing a report with the State of New Jersey in the event of nursing home neglect is the first step in pursuing a claim for elder abuse. The process is very simple and extremely helpful if you have considered taking legal action against the facility.
How It Works
When you call the New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services, a representative will discuss and document any problems or issues you are having with the particular nursing home facility. Based on your information, an investigator will be sent to the facility within ten (10) days to investigate the claim. The investigator will then review the patient’s chart, interview other patients in the facility and observe the general living conditions. Based on their findings, the investigator will issue a letter stating the nursing home was either deficient or not deficient in their care according to state/federal laws.
How Does Filing a Report Help My Legal Case?
A report from the state detailing the neglect or abuse experienced by your loved one is a credible piece of evidence in proving your case. The report may also uncover abuse or neglect that the family was not aware of at the time they made the claim.
Contact the NJ Department of Health And Senior Services:
To file a report, call 1(800) 792-9770.
Follow the prompts and press one (1) to file a complaint against a nursing home, hospital or assisted living facility.