Have you been injured or suffered health complications because of negligence by a home nurse or therapist? You may have legal options to recover compensation for your harm and loss. Let a New Jersey home nurse malpractice lawyer from The Epstein Law Firm, P.A., guide you through the claims process and fight for the financial recovery you deserve. With over 120 years of combined legal experience, our award-winning attorneys have the knowledge and skill to successfully handle the most challenging medical malpractice cases. We understand how injuries and health problems can affect your life. At our firm, you can expect to be treated with the compassion and respect you deserve during this difficult time. 

After you or a loved one has been harmed by negligent home health care, get experienced legal representation to fight for the financial compensation and justice you need and deserve. Contact The Epstein Law Firm, P.A., for a free initial claim evaluation to learn how our firm can guide you through the claims process and advocate for your right to the financial recovery of your medical bills, lost income, and pain and suffering. 

What Do Home Nurses Do?

A “home nurse” refers to a licensed nurse, such as a licensed practical nurse, registered nurse, or advanced practice registered nurse who provides skilled care for a patient in the patient’s home. Home nurses provide home health care services to patients, although home health care can also include physical/occupational/speech therapy. Home nurses and therapists provide much of the same care that a patient would otherwise receive in a hospital or other healthcare facility. Home health care may involve:

  • Monitoring and recording of vital signs
  • Administration of medication
  • Setting up or maintaining medical equipment, such as IVs or ventilators
  • Assisting patients with basic needs like feeding, bathing, or getting around the house
  • Performing treatments or providing instructions to manage conditions, such as physical/occupational therapy exercises

What Is Home Nurse Malpractice?

Home health care negligence may involve various types of errors or mistakes by home nurses or therapists who treat patients in the home. Examples of home nurse malpractice may include:

  • Failing to monitor patients’ conditions or report changes to patients’ primary care physicians
  • Medication errors, including missing doses or administering the wrong medication
  • Injuring patients during treatments or procedures, such as drawing blood or inserting IVs
  • Failing to maintain breathing or feeding tubes
  • Failing to change wound dressings
  • Failing to help patients with basic needs

How Do You Prove That You’ve Suffered Home Health Care Negligence?

Proving that you’ve been harmed by negligent care from a home nurse or therapist will require various types of evidence to explain what treatment decisions or actions were made in your case. Examples of evidence you might use in a home health care negligence case include your medical records, progress/treatment notes, staffing records, or witness testimony. You will also likely need expert testimony to prove your case. This testimony must come from a healthcare professional with the same or similar licensing or certifications as the provider at fault for your injuries. Your expert must explain what the applicable standard of care was in your case, how your provider’s conduct failed to meet the standard, and how that substandard care caused your injuries. 

Seeking Financial Recovery for the Loss You’ve Suffered from Home Nurse Malpractice?

In a home health care negligence claim, you may have the opportunity to recover compensation for various losses you sustained due to injuries or medical complications caused by negligent care or treatment. At The Epstein Law Firm, P.A., a home health care negligence attorney in Rochelle Park, NJ, will fight to secure a financial recovery for your:

  • Additional medical treatment and rehabilitation for injuries or complications caused by negligent home health care
  • Additional long-term care for disabilities caused by your injuries or complications
  • Lost income or earning capacity if you become disabled from your job
  • Physical pain and emotional distress/suffering
  • Lost quality of life due to disabilities, scarring/disfigurement, or reduced life expectancy

How Can a New Jersey Home Nurse Malpractice Lawyer Help with Your Case?

If you or a family member have been harmed by negligent home health care, let a home health care negligence attorney in Rochelle Park, NJ, from The Epstein Law Firm, P.A., help you with your recovery by pursuing your legal claims while you focus on your treatment and rehabilitation. Our experienced legal team will handle the details of your case, including:

  • Investigating your case to recover evidence of negligent by a home nurse or therapist
  • Identifying all potentially liable parties and your legal options for financial recovery
  • Documenting your injuries and losses to ensure you receive fair compensation
  • Filing your claims and communicating with insurance adjuster or company representatives on your behalf
  • Aggressively pursuing a full settlement or, if necessary, taking your case to court and trial to hold those responsible for your harm and loss accountable 

Contact The Epstein Law Firm, P.A. for a Free Claim Review with an Experienced Home Health Care Negligence Attorney in Rochelle Park, NJ

When you or a loved one have suffered injuries or medical compensation from home health care negligence, you may have the right to recover compensation for your harm and loss. Contact The Epstein Law Firm, P.A., today for a free, no-obligation consultation to speak with a New Jersey home nurse malpractice lawyer about your legal options for obtaining a financial recovery. 

Frequently Asked Questions About Home Nurse Malpractice

How long do I have to file a claim for home health care negligence?

In New Jersey, the statute of limitations imposes a deadline for filing a lawsuit after suffering injuries due to home health care negligence. You typically have two years to file a lawsuit after receiving negligent home health care or discovering the harm caused by that negligent care, whichever occurs later. However, you should not wait to talk to a home health care negligence attorney in Rochelle Park, NJ, about your case. Filing a lawsuit after the limitations period expires may jeopardize your opportunity to recover compensation.

Who might be liable for the injuries I’ve suffered due to home nurse malpractice?

If you’ve been harmed by negligent home health care, you may have the right to hold the at-fault nurse liable for your injuries and losses. You may also have the right to pursue a claim against the home health care agency that employed the negligent nurse.


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