Holding Nursing Homes Accountable For Negligence
We trust nursing homes to look after our elderly and vulnerable loved ones. We expect that their needs will be attended to and that they will receive appropriate care. When a loved one suffers a serious injury or dies in a nursing home, we are often left to wonder whether it was an unavoidable event or the result of negligence.
In Connecticut, nursing home patients are entitled to individualized, quality care designed to promote their well-being as set forth by law in the Patient’s Bill of Rights. There are also federal regulations defining the standard of care for nursing home residents.
If you need to find out the truth about what happened to your loved one, contact us today for a free consultation with a lawyer who is knowledgeable in nursing home negligence cases.
What Happened To Your Family Member?
Like hospitals, nursing homes and managed care facilities are expected to meet standards of normal care. Appropriate precautions should be taken to protect residents from accidental injury. Many cases of nursing home negligence involve failure to properly monitor or restrain residents who then suffer serious injuries in a fall, such as:
- Broken hips
- Fractured arms or wrists
- Head injuries
General lack of consistent care resulting in bedsores, dehydration, malnutrition and serious, untreated infections can also give rise to a nursing home negligence claim. At the Law Offices of John J. LaCava, LLC, we have substantial experience in these cases as well as wrongful death claims arising out of neglectful elder care. Our attorneys can help you obtain the necessary medical records and the assistance of medical experts that can prove integral to your case.
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You can reach us at any of our three convenient Fairfield County locations by calling our office or contacting us online with a brief description of your situation. You can speak with an experienced trial lawyer directly about your nursing home negligence case.
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