When we place our loved ones in the care of a nursing home or assisted living facility, we assume that they will be given proper supervision and care. Unfortunately, this assumption is not always true. Reports of nursing home abuse and neglect are far too common.
If someone you love has been injured while in the care of a nursing home, the facility should be held fully accountable. At the Stamford law firm of Tooher Wocl & Leydon LLC, our lawyers provide skilled representation designed to protect the victims of nursing home abuse and neglect. We are consistently recognized as a leading personal injury law firm in Connecticut.
Contact our offices today to schedule a free, confidential consultation with one of our accomplished personal injury attorneys.
Looking for Signs of Abuse or Neglect
Elder abuse or neglect in a nursing home setting may be difficult to detect. Vulnerable people may not be able convey mistreatment or complain about a lack of attention. Accordingly, it is very important to be on alert for signs of physical abuse or neglect, including:
- Bed Sores or Pressure Sores
- Broken Bones
- Unnecessary Patient Restraints
A sudden and unexplained change in behavior may also indicate emotional or psychological abuse. If you believe that a loved one has been the victim of nursing home abuse or neglect, we can help you investigate further.
Legal Action Can Help to Address Systemic Problems and Protect Patients
Nursing home neglect is often the result of systemic problems. The nursing home may provide inadequate training for caregivers or fail to maintain proper staffing levels. In addition, the caregivers or the patients may not be properly supervised, providing ample opportunity for misconduct.
By pursuing legal action, you can persuade a care facility to make changes for the betterment of all patients.
At the law firm of Tooher Wocl & Leydon LLC, we provide skilled legal representation for the victims of negligence and wrongdoing. If someone you love has been injured as a result of nursing home abuse or neglect, contact our offices via email or call us at 203.517.0456 to schedule a free consultation.