CONNECTICUT NURSING HOME NEGLIGENCE, ABUSE, AND MALPRACTICE LAWYER
Nursing homes, life care facilities, skilled care facilities, assisted living centers, elderly housing and transitional living companies serve an important function in Connecticut. They provide many types and levels of health and rehabilitative care. Nursing home and life care services frequently provide around the clock nursing care, medical care, physical therapy, occupational rehabilitation, speech therapy, post surgery rehabilitation and care for patients with the onset of dementia, mental illness or advanced Alzheimer's.Nursing home and life care facility stays are expensive undertakings in today's ever changing world. The life care facility cost and the length of time that a patient may stay varies with the medical condition, infirmity and age of the patient or resident.
Even in today's complex economic world, nursing homes and life care facilities have legal obligations to patients and residents to provide a minimum acceptable standard of care for safety and health care. The high cost of health care can often adversely affect the ability of a nursing home or life care facility to provide a properly staffed and reasonably safe environment for both the patient and often even for the nursing home employee.
Minimum safety standards are set by the State of Connecticut Department of Public Health and the Federal Government. The Code of Federal Regulations, a set of federal permanent rules, sets minimum standards for care, staffing, administration of medication and administration of restraints to state a few. Nursing homes and convalescent homes have written mandated policies that must be adhered to in order that the disabled, our seniors and elderly are protected, cared for and kept safe from nursing home abuse, nursing home neglect, nursing home ordinary negligence and nursing home malpractice.
While there are many fine nursing home and life care facilities, there are elderly care facilities that don't always provide for the minimum standards of safety for their patients. Nursing home negligence and neglect can be a serious legal and public policy problem. Often, a nursing home facility that provides reasonably good care can slip up and commit a reckless or negligent act that can permanently alter a patient or families life. Many times however, a nursing home may have inadequate staffing that does not allow for proper patient care and monitoring over long, protracted periods of time. Often, it is difficult to determine whether a nursing home has commmitted ordinary negligence or health care malpractice. Where there is an exercise in "skilled nursing home judgment", the cause of action will likely be in health care malpractice.
Nursing home negligence can frequently be the result of improper facility patient intake risk assessment. Often, there can be complex legal questions on whether a breach of the standard of care is a case of ordinary negligence or malpractice against a health care provider. A breach of care against a health care provider will require a matched up mirror imaged expert or multiple experts to prove the breach of the prevailing standard of health care and the proximate cause of personal injuries, damages or even death.
Nursing home negligence can result in serious patient falls resulting in fractures, brain injury, death, starvation, dehydration, bed sores, infection resulting in amputation or death, homicide, sexual assault, overdose of medication or patient suicide. When this happens, the nursing home or life care facility and their insurance carrier will more often than not fail to own up to their legal responsibility.
Where a nursing home, convalescent home, or life care facility fails to own up to their responsibilities because of nursing home abuse, nursing home neglect, nursing home ordinary negligence or nursing home malpractice, a skilled personal injury negligence and malpractice law firm like The Rotatori Law Firm should be hired to investigate nursing home abuse, negligence and health care malpractice. If abuse, negligence or malpractice is found, The Rotatori Law Firm can prosecute a nursing home negligence and/or nursing home malpractice personal injury case on your behalf or on the behalf of your loved one.
We have found, through our experience, that too often health care facilities will go by a DBA name which is not the correct legal business entity. A DBA is frequently represented to the patient when in fact the nursing home is a corporation, LLC or limited partnership registered in Connecticut but under a corporate legal name initially difficult to identify. The legal name of the real party defendant often bears no logical relationship to the DBA name that the nursing home facility uses with the immediate public. Many times health care facilities will have parent companies that have ownership interests in the applicable nursing home facility where the negligence occurred. Often these are out of state companies.
If you or a close family member has been mistreated and/or neglected by a nursing home or life care facility that has resulted in personal injury or sadly death, contact Peter Rotatori, III of The Rotatori Law Firm at 203 264 3313.Peter Rotatori, III is an experienced and assertive personal injury lawyer who will investigate nursing home ordinary negligence or nursing home health care malpractice on your behalf to see if a lawsuit for nursing home accountability and damages for the injured party are warranted. Our office can have Connecticut licensed registered nurses and/or licensed practical nurses that work in long and short term rehabilitation facilities review your file to determine whether the skilled nursing home facility has breached a minimum standard of care.
Contact The Rotatori Law Firm by calling our office today so that we may begin the process of investigating and securing the necessary factual evidence and medical health care experts to help you prosecute your case against the proper legal parties so that they may be held accountable for nursing home abuse, negligence or nursing home malpractice. Protecting our seniors, elderly, mentally challenged, and permanently disabled should be our top priority. The Rotatori Law Firm can help you do that when the factual and legal circumstances warrant it.
The Rotatori Law Firm practices nursing home malpractice, assisted living abuse and life care facility negligence in New Haven County Connecticut which includes the cities and towns of Naugatuck, Southbury, Waterbury, Middlebury, Prospect, Wolcott, Bethany, Woodbridge, Oxford, Seymour, Cheshire and Bethany.