Some of the most egregious type of personal injuries cases occur in nursing homes. They are egregious because there is no accident involved at all. This may be raw neglect at its worst. Nursing homes promise our elderly family members a certain reasonable standard of care. Abuse and neglect is never part of the nursing home care plan. So, when your family member is abused or neglected in a nursing home, or you find that they’ve developed pressure ulcers in a nursing home, call us and speak with an attorney immediately.
Unfortunately, many nursing home and long-term care facility patients are still experiencing neglect and abuse, which can lead to injuries and in some cases even death. Some of the reported causes of death from nursing home residents as reported from various state agencies are:
- Chronic urinary tract infections
- Pressure ulcers
- Respiratory infections
In 1986, Congress requested a study of nursing home conditions, which was conducted by the Institute of Medicine. This study found that residents of nursing homes were being neglected, abused and given inadequate care. As a result, reforms were proposed by the Institute of Medicine, many of which became law in 1987 when the Nursing Home Reform Act was introduced. This was the introduction of nursing home abuse lawyers in NJ.
A basic tenet of the Nursing Home Reform Act of 1987:
“The basic objective of the Nursing Home Reform Act is to ensure that residents of nursing homes receive quality care that will result in their achieving or maintaining their "highest practicable" physical, mental, and psychosocial well-being. To secure quality care in nursing homes, the Nursing Home Reform Act requires the provision of certain services to each resident and establishes a Residents' Bill of Rights”.
With the correct care, many of these deaths may be preventable. The objective of the Nursing Home Reform Act of 1987 was to ensure that residents of these nursing homes and long-term care facilities are receiving quality care; yet many family members and loved ones are not. This is where our nursing home abuse attorneys in Connecticut can help.
You place your trust in a nursing home and medical providers to help care for those that can no longer care for themselves. Unfortunately, many nursing home providers take advantage of this trust. If a family member or loved one has been the victim of nursing home abuse or nursing home neglect, you may be eligible to file a claim.
In our firm, has a comprehensive approach to handling every nursing home abuse or neglect situation. Our approach has proven successful time and time again for the elderly victim. We possess the knowledge, innovation and resources required to effectively handle nursing home abuse cases.
Call us for a free case evaluation. We are a phone call away (860) 986-1141. For all nursing home negligence or nursing home abuse cases our firm does not get paid unless we win.