We Fight For Sufferers Of 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. Ultimately, a nursing home may be the best option.
Don’t Accept Excuses For Negligence
Families rightfully expect nursing home administrators and staff to fulfill their roles lawfully and compassionately. While family members have the best intentions in long-term care decisions, sometimes care providers do not. Abuse and preventable accidents are all too common.
At the Hartford, Connecticut, law firm of Brignole, Bush & Lewis 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. Our award-winning team has been recognized by the National Association of Distinguished Counsel and other reputable organizations.
Nursing Home Neglect And Abuse
In addition to negligence similar to that often described in medical malpractice claims, nursing home residents can also be vulnerable to being abused by their caregivers. Negligence and abuse can take many forms, including actions and omissions by care staff, such as:
- Failing to monitor residents, leading to injuries from falls, wandering away from the facility, or infections caused by dirty and unsanitary conditions
- Neglecting residents who are immobile, often leading to the development of bedsores (also known as pressure ulcers)
- Abusing residents physically, emotionally or even sexually; withholding medication or over-medicating them
- Failing to ensure sufficient intake of food and liquids, leading to malnutrition and dehydration
The truth behind nursing home abuse cases can be difficult to uncover, particularly when the affected person is unable to articulate what has taken place. Many investigations reveal that chronic understaffing and failure to properly screen workers caused harm to residents. Wrongdoers may be identified at the highest levels of a nursing home’s administration, as well as among the ranks of hands-on caregivers.
Pursue The Right Outcome For Your Loved One’s Sake And For Others
If you suspect your loved one was abused or neglected, we will work with you to help determine what has happened and how it should be addressed. The person who was injured and/or immediate family members may be eligible for compensation for necessary medical care as well as pain and suffering. Furthermore, a successful nursing home neglect claim may compel a care facility to implement protocols that can prevent other residents from suffering similar abuse.