Approximately 90 percent of nursing homes in the U.S. are understaffed. When a nursing home is understaffed the facility is unable to provide adequate care for its residents. Unfortunately, nursing home neglect is a prevalent problem in this country.
Nursing home neglect, one of the most common types of nursing home abuse, is when a caretaker fails to provide the standard level of care. Sadly, many cases of nursing home abuse in Connecticut and the country go unreported. Oftentimes, elder adults are too afraid or embarrassed to report the abuse.
If you suspect that your loved one is a victim of nursing home neglect, you may be eligible for legal and financial recourse. Contact an experienced Connecticut nursing home abuse lawyer today to discuss your legal options.
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Forms Of Neglect: What To Know
There are several types of nursing home neglect. While physical neglect is probably the easiest type of neglect to detect, there are other forms of neglect that often go unrecognized. Some common types of nursing home neglect include:
- Basic Needs Neglect – This when an employee fails to provide the basic necessities such as food and beverages to the resident.
- Medical Neglect – Medical neglect occurs when a member of the staff fails to attend to a patient’s medical needs such as administering medication, turning residents in their beds and treating wounds.
- Personal Hygiene Neglect – Residents often need assistance with their hygiene such as bathing, dressing and using the bathroom. Unfortunately, some nursing home employees fail to provide this basic care.
The severity of nursing home neglect varies by facility. If you or a loved one is being neglected at a Connecticut nursing home, contact Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers today.
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Learn The Common Signs
Nursing home neglect can be difficult to detect, that’s why it’s imperative for family members to be aware of the signs. If your loved one is exhibiting any of the signs below, they may be neglected at their nursing home:
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Get Help: Our Attorneys Are Here For You
If you or a family member is being neglected at a Connecticut nursing home, you may be entitled to compensation for your losses. Contact an experienced nursing home abuse attorney to explore your legal options.
Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers is dedicated to helping nursing home neglect victims receive the justice that they deserve. Our attorneys have the knowledge and resources to successfully litigate nursing home neglect cases.
Our law firm has three convenient locations in New Haven, Bridgeport, Hartford, Waterbury and New London to assist injured individuals.