Connecticut Nursing Home Negligence Attorneys
There are more than 30,000 Connecticut residents living in the state’s more than 250 nursing homes. And while most nursing homes try to provide quality care, it doesn’t always turn out that way. Often, common nursing home problems, such as understaffing, result in shortcuts in patient care. If your loved one was the victim of nursing home negligence, you need an experienced Connecticut medical malpractice lawyer to help stand up for their rights.
Call us today at (203) 876-2711 to schedule a free initial consultation.
Examples of Nursing Home Negligence
Like hospitals, nursing homes can be sued for actions or oversights that result in patient injuries.
Some common examples of nursing home negligence cases that we’ve handled include:
- Development of pressure ulcers, bed sores, and decubitus ulcers
- Failure to communicate with the patient’s doctor about changes in the patient’s condition
- Failure to recognize and treat infection
- Improper patient mobilization (resident falls, is dropped, or is not properly assisted)
- Medication errors
- Waiting too long before transferring a resident to the hospital
Whether it’s the home’s medical director, a registered nurse, or a physical therapist, we won’t hesitate to hold them accountable if your loved one is injured. Nursing home residents and patients deserve to be treated with care and respect. Our Connecticut medical malpractice attorneys can investigate the details of your claim to help determine who is responsible if your loved one was neglected, injured, or abused.
Get Legal Help with Nursing Home Neglect
We believe that Connecticut nursing homes shouldn’t get away with providing poor quality care. The elderly are some of our most valued yet vulnerable citizens, and they deserve to be taken care of properly. When nursing homes fail to do that, we will fight to hold them accountable. So if you notice symptoms or signs of abuse or neglect, don’t hesitate to get legal help.
Examples of Abuse & Neglect
Federal and Connecticut laws require that every nursing home develop a plan of care for each patient in its facility. These laws also require that the home hire enough staff to provide all the care listed on each patient’s care plan. But because many nursing homes are not sufficiently staffed, they often fail to provide all the care patients need.
When visiting your loved one in the nursing home, it’s important to be aware of your surroundings. Be on the lookout for unusual staff behavior, unpleasant smells, unattended residents, and signs of abuse and neglect.
Abuse cases often include claims for:
- Assault and battery
- Prolonged or continual deprivation of food or water
- Pulling or yanking arms and legs to move a person
- Sexual assault and rape
- Unreasonable physical constraint
- Use of a physical or chemical restraint for any purpose not consistent with that authorized by a physician
Neglect cases often include claims for:
- Failure to assist in personal hygiene
- Failure to assist in the provision of food, clothing, or shelter
- Failure to prevent malnutrition
- Failure to protect from health and safety hazards
- Failure to provide medical care for physical and mental health needs
All of these claims represent potential forms of nursing home negligence and abuse. As Connecticut medical malpractice lawyers, we’re dedicated to holding negligent and abusive nursing home facilities accountable for their actions.
Contact Carter Mario Injury Lawyers today and find out how we can help if your loved one suffered from nursing home neglect or abuse.