About The Gough Law Firm, LLP

If your loved one has suffered injury or abuse at the hands of trusted health care professionals, it is crucial that you hold the facility accountable for its actions. Since 2003, The Gough Law Firm, LLP, has focused exclusively on representing clients against nursing homes, hospitals, group homes, and assisted living facilities in elder abuse cases.


Areas of Representation

The Gough Law Firm, LLP, represents clients throughout the entire state NEW JERSEY.

The Gough Law Firm, LLP, represents clients throughout NEW YORK CITY, Westchester County, and Long Island.

Areas of Practice

Nursing Homes & Assisted Living Facilities

We understand how difficult the decision to place your loved one into a nursing home must be.

Bedsores/Pressure Ulcers

Bedsores go by many names — pressure sores, pressure ulcers, decubitus ulcers — but this does not change the serious nature of these injuries.


Hydration is part of basic nursing care. Elderly residents commonly need help swallowing or require monitoringfor proper nutrition or hydration.

Sexual Abuse/Physical Abuse

Abuse can come at the hands either a nursing home staff or other residents in the facility. Whatever the cause, the results can be devastating.

Medication Errors

A significant amount of elderly residents require care and attention based on their complex medication schedules and intricate dietary needs.

Insufficient Staffing

In a challenging economy, any organization will look to be more profitable. Not surprisingly, the single greatest cost to a nursing home is staffing.


Falls/Broken Bones/Head Injuries

More often than not, falls are no accident, and the results can be devastating to the elderly Falls, for the most part, can and must be prevented.


People trust nursing homes or assisted living facilities to provide the level of care and attention that cannot be provided at home.

Uncontrolled Infections

The purpose of a nursing home or assisted living facility is to take care of a those who cannot care for themselves. When residents develop an infections, the nursing home must transfer them to a hospital for immediate care.

Nursing Home Lack of Communication

Far too often, family members are intentionally kept in the dark about the true nature of their loved ones injuries, illnesses or worsening conditions.

Abuse of the Developmentally Disabled/Group Home

People with developmental disabilities are vulnerable and underrepresented. Their abuse is unacceptable, and the action itself is reprehensible. 

Our Attorneys

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Deborah R. Gough


For the past 20 years, Deborah R. Gough has devoted the majority of her practice to victims of abuse and neglect at nursing homes, assisted living facilities, hospitals, rehabilitation centers, group homes and boarding homes, psychiatric facilities, and other medical centers. Deborah R. Gough concentrates her practice on cases involving matters such as bedsores, falls, broken […]

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Jennifer Wilson


Jennifer H. Wilson dedicates her entire practice to representing victims, and their families, of abuse and neglect in nursing homes, rehabilitation centers, group and boarding homes, psychiatric facilities, hospitals, and medical centers.  Prior to joining The Gough Law Firm, Jennifer handled complex litigation representing both plaintiffs and defendants in State and Federal Courts in areas […]

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