We Fight For People Facing Nursing Home Injuries

Among the most vulnerable people in our society are those who are disabled or are too ill or injured to properly care for themselves. For many families, the decision to have their loved ones cared for in a long term care facility or rehabilitation facility such as a nursing home is not an easy one. However, it may be difficult, if not impossible, for family members to provide this kind of care on their own, and so a nursing home is often the best option.

While family members have the best intentions, sometimes care providers do not. At the Hartford, CT, law firm of Brignole, Bush and Lewis, LLC, we are personal injury lawyers who are keenly aware of the vulnerability of people in care facilities. When a nursing home injury occurs, either due to an accident or to negligence, our attorneys will fight hard to seek compensation for the victim and their loved ones.

Nursing Home Neglect And Abuse

In addition to negligence similar to that in regular medical malpractice claims, nursing home residents can also be vulnerable to being abused by their caregivers. This can take many forms, including:

  • Failing to monitor patients, leading to injuries from falls, wandering away from the facility, or dirty and unsanitary conditions
  • Neglecting patients who are immobile, leading to the development of bedsores (also known as pressure ulcers)
  • Abusing patients physically, emotionally or even sexually; withholding medication or food, allowing malnutrition to set in

Nursing home abuse cases can be difficult to uncover, particularly when the victim is unable to articulate what has taken place. We will work with you to help determine what has happened and how it should be addressed.

Get in touch with our personal injury attorneys by calling our offices at 860-856-8361. You can also complete and submit your information via our online contact form.