Norwalk CT Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer
Protecting the Rights of Nursing Home Residents in Fairfield County Connecticut
We trust the medical staff and employees at nursing homes to provide their best care. When errors or negligence result in the injury of a patient, the family often feels anger and guilt. This is understandable; however, it is no one's fault for trusting professionals to do their jobs.
Seeking justice for your loved one is important. I understand that life has value beyond loss of income or medical expenses. By holding the nursing home responsible for its actions, we may prevent the same type of injury from happening to another patient. Contact the law office of Richard H. Raphael for a free consultation to discuss your loved one's nursing home injury.
Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect
Nursing home neglect is the failure to provide fundamental, necessary services such as food, clothing, shelter, medical care and supervision. If the acts of negligence are intentional, then the case may be nursing home abuse.
Nursing homes and their employees can be held liable for issues such as:
- Resident supervision and care
- Inappropriate treatment by caregivers
- Maintaining the safety of the building and grounds
- Malnutrition and dehydration
- Bedsores and ulcers
- Medication errors
- Slip-and-fall accidents
- Failure to monitor patients
In the most severe instances, nursing home neglect or abuse may result in permanent injuries or wrongful death.
I can help you pursue a lawsuit to compensate your family member for pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment of life, medical costs and other losses. With more than 30 years of experience as an attorney, I have the knowledge and skill to help your family find closure after an incident of nursing home neglect.
For a free initial consultation with an experienced lawyer, please call my Westport, Connecticut, office at 203-226-6168. Evening and weekend appointments may be available.