Have you been worrying about the emotional condition of your elderly or infirm loved one in a nursing home or long-term care facility in Connecticut? Many victims of emotional or physical abuse won't speak up when they are suffering the pains of neglect or abusive language from other residents or staff. If the mental or physical health of your loved one is deteriorating in a way that seems unnatural, it may be a sign of abuse that is going unreported.
Subsection 8 of Connecticut Public Act #09-168, concerning the Nursing Home Bill of Rights reads:
[It] is established that any person admitted as a patient ... is free from mental and physical abuse, corporal punishment, involuntary seclusion and any physical or chemical restraints imposed for purposes of discipline or convenience and not required to treat the patient's medical symptoms.*
Learn more about your loved one's rights by talking to a Connecticut nursing home negligence litigation attorney at Tooher Wocl & Leydon, LLC, with offices in Stamford and Bridgeport. We have years of experience investigating negligence committed by nursing home managers, staff and other residents. We know the Connecticut legislation regarding the Nursing Home Residents' Bill of Rights, and we know how to investigate to ensure the proper standard of care is being met.
Are You Worried About Pursuing a Lawsuit Against Your Loved Ones Caregiver?
Most nursing homes are operated under the highest standards of care. However, many have a record of negligence and abuse that goes unreported to the public. It is not unusual to investigate an allegation of emotional or physical abuse against a nursing home staff, only to learn that the management has a history of improper training and hiring unqualified staff. Filing a legal action under the provisions of the Connecticut Nursing Home Residents' Bill of Rights Act is often the only way to force the owners, managers and staff to act responsibly and stop the abuse against your loved one and other residents.
Learn more about nursing home abuse and negligence injuries at these information pages:
- Nursing home dehydration and malnutrition
- Nursing home bedsore injuries (decubitus ulcers)
- Nursing home medication errors
- Nursing home fall and transportation injuries
Your Loved One Doesn't Deserve Abuse. Nobody Does. Call Us Today.
From our offices in Stamford and Bridgeport, our lawyers represent clients in catastrophic injury litigation cases throughout Connecticut. Call us at 203.517.0456 or contact us by e-mail to arrange a free consultation with one of our experienced Stamford nursing home negligence attorneys today.