Nursing Home Negligence
Every year, elderly or disabled nursing home residents are abused or neglected in Connecticut nursing homes.
Was your loved one a victim of nursing home negligence? If so, you may have a legal right to pursue financial compensation for the damages your family member suffered. Our law firm is experienced in handling cases of nursing home negligence and elder abuse.
“A human life is a human life. We don’t turn people away because of age.” — Attorney Joel Lichtenstein
The attorneys at Koskoff Koskoff & Bieder PC, are dedicated to standing up for the vulnerable, and no one is more vulnerable than nursing home residents. Our attorneys believe that nursing home residents deserve to be treated with dignity and respect, no matter what their age or their physical or mental condition.
Nursing Home Residents Bill of Rights
In Connecticut, nursing home residents have rights, including the right to be free of abuse and neglect and to be cared for by a facility that meets all state and federal requirements. We are familiar with the Connecticut Nursing Home Resident Bill of Rights and standards of care for nursing homes. We are prepared to take legal action to compensate victims whose rights were violated.
Nursing home negligence can take many forms, including failure to:
- Assess fall risks or to implement fall prevention programs
- Prevent malnutrition or dehydration
- Prevent bed sores
- Monitor residents adequately
- Protect residents from physical or sexual abuse by nursing home staff or other residents
- Prevent wandering or elopement
- Provide access to medical care
Many nursing home residents are already physically fragile. A fall-related injury or an infection can trigger a rapid decline that can quickly lead to death.
Protecting Clients, Effecting Change for All
Our lawyers pursue nursing home negligence claims to compensate our clients and also to encourage nursing homes throughout the state to adhere to established standards of care.
To discuss your case, please contact our law firm. The initial consultation is free of cost and obligation. From offices in Bridgeport, Danbury and New Haven, Connecticut, our lawyers represent clients injured by nursing home abuse and neglect throughout the state.