Nursing homes, skilled nursing 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 around the clock. Nursing home and life care facility stays are expensive undertakings in today's ever-changing world. The cost and the length of time that a patient may stay will vary with the medical condition, infirmity, and age of the patient or resident. When we entrust our loved ones to the care of a facility and nursing home staff, we expect that they will be genuinely cared for. Unfortunately, this is not always the case.
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Even in today's complex economic world, nursing homes and life care facilities have legal obligations to patients and residents. They are required to provide a minimum acceptable standard of care for safety and healthcare. The high cost of healthcare can often adversely affect the ability of a nursing home to provide a properly staffed and reasonably safe environment for the patients.
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 several aspects of elder care, including but not limited to:
Nursing homes and convalescent homes have written mandated policies that must be adhered to in order to ensure that seniors and elderly loved ones are protected, cared for, and kept safe from nursing home abuse, neglect, negligence, and malpractice. Our Stamford nursing home abuse attorneys can help help you seek compensation if these standards were not met.
Nursing home negligence can result in serious falls that cause fractures or brain injury for the patient. Other damages and signs of abuse include but are not limited to:
Untreated injuries and infections could result in amputation or death. Other serious forms of abuse include homicide and sexual assault. The emotional and mental trauma that the patient experiences because of such abuse could lead to medication overdose or suicide. When this happens, the nursing home or life care facility and their insurance carrier will likely fail to admit to legal responsibility. Our Stamford nursing home abuse lawyers have extensive experience helping clients seek justice for their elderly loved ones.
When a nursing home fails to own up to its responsibilities because of abuse, neglect, negligence, or malpractice, a skilled personal injury attorney in Stamford from The Rotatori Law Firm should be hired to investigate nursing home abuse, negligence, and healthcare malpractice. If such malpractice is found, we can prosecute a nursing home abuse case on your behalf or on the behalf of your loved one. Our elder abuse attorneys have more than 85 years of experience combined and have helped a plethora of elderly individuals and their families fight back against nursing home abuse.
If you or a close family member has been mistreated and / or neglected by a nursing home or life care facility and this abuse has resulted in personal injury or wrongful death, speak with Attorney Peter Rotatori III today. Our office can have Connecticut-licensed registered nurses review your file to determine whether the nursing home facility has reached a minimum standard of care.
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