Sometimes, families are forced to deal with the difficult reality that their aging loved one is unable to live independently anymore. When families are unable to provide their loved ones with round the clock care, a nursing home may be the best option. Of course, when looking for a nursing home, families want to make sure that the establishment will provide all of the care necessary without fear of neglect or abuse. Unfortunately, nursing home neglect and abuse are serious issues in the state of Connecticut and throughout the United States.
Nursing home residents are entitled to safety, dignity, and respect, just like anyone else. Unfortunately, these basic human rights are sometimes violated by nursing home staff. Some of the most common forms of nursing home neglect or abuse that our firm has experience handling include the following:
- Verbal abuse and harassment
- Physical abuse
- Bed sores because the resident was not moved often enough
- Sexual assault and abuse
- Medication errors
- Broken bones
- Unsanitary conditions
If you believe that your loved one is being neglected in an assisted living facility, it is crucial that you take steps to collect evidence of the abuse and speak with an attorney as soon as possible. Our firm can guide you through the process of holding a nursing care facility accountable for their abhorrent abuse or neglect and help your loved one find the justice they deserve. Contact our firm today.
Marc N. Needelman is an experienced attorney working throughout the state of Connecticut. Contact the law firm to set up a free initial consultation for matters related to real estate, personal injury, criminal defense, estate planning, and more.