Nursing Home Abuse
You know your family members better than anyone. If your loved one seems skittish or fearful, has bruises or something just seems “not right,” it is important to act on your instincts and make sure everything is okay. Tragically, the frailest among us are often subjected to abuse in nursing homes at the hands of employees who have no business being entrusted with the great responsibility of caring for the sick or elderly.
There isn’t anything that can be done about what your loved one has already gone through, but an experienced personal injury attorney can help you make sure that the negligent people or nursing homes responsible are held accountable for the abuses that took place. At Tremont Sheldon P.C. in Bridgeport, we represent families throughout Connecticut who have had their trust violated by abusive nursing home employees.
We bring extensive experience and resources to these cases, focusing on uncovering all of the facts and, with the help of professional experts, building the strongest possible case. Our goal is to hold abusive and negligent people responsible, and to maximize compensation for pain and suffering, medical expenses and other damages.
Recognizing the Signs of Nursing Home Abuse
Nursing home abuse can take many forms, including physical abuse, sexual abuse and verbal abuse. Some of the signs to look for if you suspect your loved one is being abused include:
- Torn clothing
- Broken bones
- Bruising or bleeding near or on genitals
- Sudden changes in behavior
When abuse has taken place, we pursue personal injury lawsuits against all abusive or negligent parties. This can include nursing home employees as well as the nursing home itself if its poor hiring practices (inadequate background checks) or lack of safety procedures created an environment that allowed abuse to take place.