People who have been injured or neglected in a nursing home in Connecticut — or their family members — may feel like victims who don’t have any options. Some may even think that the abuse or neglect in question is just part of the care that a person receives at a nursing home or assisted-living facility. But, these individuals and families need to think differently. Their situations matter, and their potential legal case against the nursing home matters.
The initial realization for family members that an elderly relative has been abused or neglected can include a sense of shock, anger, frustration and even disappointment in themselves. Some may believe that they “failed” the elderly relative with the choice of nursing home. However, these family members need to realize that some of these incidents are isolated, with no way to anticipate that the abuse or neglect would occur. Unfortunately, some nursing homes do have a track-record that isn’t something to be proud of.
If a family member believes that a nursing home resident may be suffering from abuse or neglect, it is important to know the signs to look for. Your relative may act different, lash out, be reserved or may even have physical signs of abuse or neglect.
At our law firm, we do our best to help victims of nursing home abuse or neglect hold the right party responsible. No one deserves to be treated poorly, especially those who are in their elder years and are paying for a service. For more information, please visit the nursing home abuse and neglect overview page of our website.