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Our Firm Represents Seniors Who Have Suffered Injuries in Connecticut Nursing Homes

Vigorously defending those who cannot defend themselves

Your senior loved ones deserve to live in peace, comfort and security. So when the nursing home you entrusted to care for your loved one falls short on that important job, The Pickel Law Firm, LLC shares your frustration and wants to help.

Our attorneys have assisted families like yours for more than 65 years combined. As with other types of medical malpractice claims, Connecticut law requires an expert to review your case to confirm your suspicion of malpractice or elder neglect. Once the expert has issued an opinion, our medical malpractice lawyers begin investigating the conditions that may have led to your family member’s injury and we start building a strong case against the facility for many issues, some of which are:

  • Neglect
  • Mistreatment
  • Emotional abuse
  • Physical abuse
  • Sexual assault
  • Financial exploitation
  • Improper diagnosis
  • Wrongful death

Signs of nursing home abuse or neglect

The Connecticut Act Concerning Nursing Home Bill of Rights lists the essential rights of residents in long-term care facilities. Yet, seniors may be unable or unwilling to report abuse because of impaired mental capacity, fear or embarrassment. You can help put a stop to the abuse by remaining vigilant about the signs, including:

  • Unexplained bruises, lacerations or fractures
  • Falls
  • Bedsores
  • Untreated infections and diseases
  • Malnutrition
  • Dehydration
  • Poor personal hygiene
  • Soiled linens and bedding
  • Unsanitary conditions in the home
  • Depression and anxiety
  • Isolation

Our law firm acts as the voice of these vulnerable members of our community. We ensure that your loved one is in a safe place and then we pursue justice against the people and entities that contributed to the deplorable situation.

Safeguards against nursing home falls

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that 1,800 people living in U.S. nursing homes die from falls each year. In addition, 10 to 20 percent of nonfatal nursing home falls cause serious injuries that may result in disability, functional decline and reduced quality of life. Accidents in Connecticut nursing homes are preventable if the facilities implement simple safeguards, such as:

  • Assessing patient risk factors and concentrating care on high-risk residents
  • Treating underlying medical conditions
  • Educating staff about fall prevention strategies
  • Reviewing prescription medications that may affect patients’ balance, coordination and strength
  • Providing exercise programs that focus on mobility and functionality

The use of physical or chemical restraints is not an appropriate fall prevention method and may be considered abuse under Connecticut laws.

Protect the rights of your loved one in a nursing home facility with the help of our Stamford firm

To find out more about protecting your family member from abuse at a long-term care facility, call The Pickel Law Firm, LLC at 888.246.5128 or contact us online to schedule your initial consultation. Our downtown Stamford office represents nursing home patients in Stamford, Greenwich, Norwalk, Bridgeport, Fairfield County and throughout Connecticut on a contingency fee basis. Hablamos español.

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