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When a loved one enters an extended care facility because they are elderly, chronically ill, or in need of psychiatric or rehabilitation services, we place an immense trust in the staff and administration of the facility. We expect our loved ones to be cared for and to live a reasonable quality of life during this critical time.
Connecticut has adopted a Patient Bill of Rights to protect the safety and dignity of patients that receive extended medical care. Among these rights is the right to be free from mental and physical abuse, the right to be informed, the right to receive proper medical care and the right to a safe and secure environment. When any of these rights has been violated, resulting in injury or death, you or your loved one may be entitled to compensation from the person or facility that caused the injuries. You need the Hartford nursing home neglect lawyers of Stanger Stanfield Law on your side.
Nursing Home Injuries
Bed Sores – Ulcers – Falls – Malnutrition – Negligence
Residents of nursing homes and other extended care facilities are frequently unable to stand up for themselves and ensure their rights are respected. Nevertheless, they deserve the respect and dignity they enjoyed at home and throughout their lives.
Verbal and mental abuse of the elderly can result in the decline of health and life’s enjoyment. Physical abuse can lead to injuries that seriously impact a patient’s quality of life. Improper handling and care can exacerbate already precarious health conditions and sometimes lead to premature death. A lack of proper medical attention due to understaffing, poorly trained staff or from simple neglect can turn minor injuries into life threatening conditions that take away the remaining health and enjoyment your loved ones have. Improper use of restraints and failure to supervise can result in severe injuries.
Damages can include lost wages (both past and future), medical bills (again, both past and future), loss of enjoyment in life, permanent injury, and damage to property and other related areas.
Statute of Limitations
Every state has established time limits for filing lawsuits. These time limits depend upon such issues as when the acts occurred, when the damage was discovered, what the reasons were for any delays in discovering the damage, etc.
If you’ve been injured, don’t wait to call! The sooner you contact an attorney, the better able they will be to protect your right to pursue damages. If your case is not filed in time, you can lose all of your rights.
We generally accept cases on a contingency basis. This means we do not receive any fees for our services unless we recover money for our clients. When we win the case – either at trial or by settling out of court – our fees are deducted from the damages awarded.