The number of Americans requiring the services offered in nursing homes is growing, and many Connecticut residents may be among them. Picking a quality facility may seem like a daunting task, especially with numerous cases of nursing home neglect and abuse being reported. If, after choosing a care facility, abuse or neglect is suspected, it is possible to take legal action against the care center owner and the employees believed responsible.
When a loved one is no longer able to adequately manage day to day living, it is common for family members to seek information about all possible care options. While some family members may have the ability to provide the assistance themselves, some needs may require more than what can be provided in a home setting. Nursing home facilities can provide a safe environment with skilled workers ready to meet those needs.
It is truly unfortunate that after placing a loved one in a care facility, family members discover signs of abuse and/or neglect. To learn about the common signs of this sort of treatment, please visit our Nursing Home Neglect and Abuse webpage. Here you will also learn how an attorney may be able to help you if you believe a loved one has been victimized by nursing home staff.
Nursing home neglect and abuse should never happen, but sadly, it does. An attorney with experience in these kinds of cases can help you hold those deemed responsible for the injury to or death of a loved one accountable. Legal claims that are successfully litigated in a Connecticut civil court, or settled out of court, may result in compensation for any economic and non-economic losses incurred as a result of such cruel and unacceptable treatment.