Waterbury Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers
If you or your loved one has been the victim of nursing home abuse or neglect in Connecticut, it is in your best interest to quickly seek legal representation. You could be entitled to compensation for medical bills, lost wages, and other damages.
Complaints in these types of cases can be filed with the Connecticut Department of Public Health (DPH), the Connecticut Department of Social Services (DSS), and the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). The Connecticut Department on Aging also oversees the Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program that promotes and protects the quality of life and care for nursing home, residential care home and assisted living residents.
While governmental entities can provide valuable discipline for nursing homes violating the Connecticut Nursing Home Bill of Rights, but the justice is not always swift. Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers can take the immediate measures necessary to protect your loved one and help you recover damages for the harm caused.
You should know all of your rights when you or your loved one has been the victim of nursing home abuse or neglect. You can have our Waterbury nursing home abuse lawyers review your case and help you understand all of your legal options when you call (203) 437-6190 to set up a free consultation.
Do I Need A Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer?
When your loved one has been abused or neglected by a nursing home or assisted living facility, you might think that your level of anger is going to make it clear that you expect some kind of retribution or compensation. Nonetheless, most nursing homes or assisted living facilities will tell complainants that their issues are being taken seriously and will be investigated, although it will often take several weeks or months to get any updates about a case.
Simply put, attempting to handle a nursing home abuse or neglect case without an attorney becomes an exercise in futility in which a person files multiple reports and makes numerous phone calls without ever feeling like they have made any real progress. Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers can get results.
Our firm will conduct an independent investigation of your loved one’s injuries or abuse to secure all of the necessary evidence. We can then identify liable parties and begin negotiating with insurance companies for a fair and full settlement.
In some cases, families may be contacted by insurers offering lump-sum settlements to resolve claims, but these amounts are usually far less than what victims are entitled to. You want to contact Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers to give yourself the best chance of recovering all of the compensation you are entitled to.
Why Choose Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers To Handle My Case?
Jonathan Perkins has more than 30 years of legal experience and has been named one of the National Trial Lawyers Top 100. Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers won the Trial Lawyers Board of Regents Litigator Award in 2015.
Mr. Perkins is admitted to the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and the United States District Court for the District of Connecticut as well as state courts in Connecticut and New York. He is also a member of the Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association, Association of Trial Lawyers of America, Connecticut Bar Association, American Bar Association, and New York Bar Association.
Our record of success includes $500,000 recovered for the family of an 87-year-old man who died after wandering away from the assisted living facility where he lived. Our attorneys can visit you in your nursing home, hospital room, or other location if cannot come to our office.
Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers represents clients on a contingency fee basis, so you only pay us when you receive a monetary award. Call 1(203) 437-6190 to schedule a no cost, no obligation consultation.
Types of Nursing Home Abuse Cases We Handle
Nursing home abuse and neglect take many forms. Our firm handles nursing home abuse cases involving such misconduct as:
- Physical abuse
- Sexual abuse
- Psychological abuse
- Financial exploitation
Whether you have an injury claim or wrongful death claim, state law in Connecticut only gives you two years to file a legal action. For this reason, it is critical that you not delay in contacting an experienced attorney.
Nursing Home Abuse: What are the Facts?
According to the Connecticut State Department on Aging, more than 731,000 residents are 60 years of age or older. This translates to 20 percent of the state’s population.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) Nursing Home Data Compendium 2015 Edition reported that Connecticut had 182 for-profit nursing homes, 45 non-profit nursing homes, and two government-owned nursing homes in 2014. The 229 nursing homes in the state were less than the 239 the state had in 2010, with both for-profit and non-profit ownership decreasing by five during this period.
Of its 229 nursing homes in 2014, the Compendium reported that 218 were dually certified for Medicaid and Medicare while 11 facilities were Medicare only. The average percentage of certified needs occupied in Connecticut decreased every single year between 2010 and 2014, going from 90.2 percent in 2010 to 87.5 in 2014.
The National Center on Elder Abuse (NCEA) research brief on abuse of abuse of residents of long-term care facilities cited one study that found 30 percent of adults with disabilities who used personal assistance service (PAS) for support of activities of daily living reported one or more types of
mistreatment by their primary provider. The research brief also reported that the 2011 Bureau of Justice Statistics showed the age-adjusted, serious violent crime victimization rate for persons with disabilities in 2010 was triple the rate for those without disabilities.
According to the NCEA, National Ombudsman Reporting System (NORS) data showed 14,258 of approximately 188,599 complaints reported to Ombudsman programs involved abuse, gross neglect, or exploitation in 2014.
Contact a Waterbury Nursing Home Abuse Attorney Today
Did you or your loved one suffer severe injuries because of nursing home abuse or neglect in Connecticut? Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers will fight to protect your rights.
Our Waterbury injury attorneys can make sure that every negligent party in your case is held fully accountable. Call (203) 437-6190 or contact us online to have our lawyers provide a complete evaluation of your case during a free consultation.