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New London Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers

Our Attorneys Can Help with Your Nursing Home Negligence Case

If someone you love has been the victim of nursing home abuse or neglect, contact Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers for help right away. All too often, nursing homes and their employees betray the enormous amount of trust that families place in them to provide a safe environment for residents. Victims of nursing home abuse can go through unspeakable physical and emotional pain and develop costly medical conditions, all without their families knowing what is going on.

At Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers, we believe that anyone who abuses the elderly should be held accountable for their actions. That’s why we fight hard for New London residents who have been abused or neglected in nursing homes and for their families. Our New London nursing home abuse attorneys can help you bring a claim against the party responsible for a chance at significant compensation. To discuss your legal options, contact us today at (860) 772-2280.

Types of Nursing Home Abuse

Nursing home abuse can take a number of forms, some physical and some psychological. Any form of abuse can have a terrible impact on an older adult’s health and well-being. Some of the common ways that nursing home patients are actively abused include:

  • Beatings and other forms of physical punishment
  • Choking
  • Sexual assault and rape
  • Force-feeding
  • Unnecessary drugging
  • Use of physical restraints
  • Psychological abuse, such as verbal harassment, threats, or public humiliation

All of these forms of abuse can cause serious physical or psychological injuries or even death. Abuse can also make existing medical conditions worse. If you suspect your loved one has suffered from any kind of abuse, you should get them help as soon as possible.

Types of Nursing Home Neglect

Sometimes it’s not what nursing home employees do that hurts residents, but rather what they don’t do. Nursing homes have a duty to take care of residents, and when they neglect that duty, they are just as liable for resulting injuries as if they had actively abused residents. Here are some common forms of nursing home neglect:

  • Failure to prevent, check for, or treat bedsores
  • Failure to keep residents clean
  • Failure to give residents their medication
  • Giving residents the wrong medication
  • Allowing high-fall risk patients to fall
  • Allowing residents to elope (wander off unaccompanied)
  • Allowing obvious medical issues to go undiagnosed
  • Failure to get residents the medical attention they need
  • Allowing rooms to fall into unsanitary and hazardous conditions

Neglect can have consequences that are just as deadly as abuse. Whether or not a nursing home intentionally hurt your loved one, you can bring a claim against them for a chance at significant compensation.

Theft and Financial Abuse in Nursing Homes

Another way nursing home employees can harm residents is by taking advantage of them financially. Nursing home residents are extremely vulnerable to theft because they keep their property and cash in rooms that employees have access to. Residents are also vulnerable to other forms of financial abuse because they often give the nursing home a great amount of personal information, and because employees can sometimes pressure or even threaten them into writing checks or handing over cash. Additionally, nursing homes sometimes defraud the government and insurance programs by claiming unneeded benefits in residents’ names and pocketing the money. All of these forms of financial abuse are illegal and reprehensible. If your loved one has been the victim of financial abuse in a nursing home, you may be able to recover damages for the money taken from them.

Spotting the Signs of Nursing Home Abuse

Nursing home abuse and neglect can be difficult to spot. Some residents may be afraid to tell relatives about their abuse for fear of retaliation. Others, particularly residents with dementia, may be unaware they are being abused or forget that it happened. Families of nursing home residents should always be on the lookout for signs of abuse and neglect, such as:

  • Nervousness and anxiety around staff members
  • Cuts, bruises, scars, burns, and other unexplained injuries
  • Unexplained STDs
  • Unexplained bleeding or injuries of the genitals or breasts
  • Sudden changes in mood, personality, or behavior
  • Unusual anxiety around being physically touched
  • Refusal by staff to let visitors be alone with residents
  • Becoming unusually withdrawn, quiet, or emotionally distant
  • Property, checkbooks, or contents of the resident’s wallet being out of place

These signs can be indicative of a wide array of abuse and neglect. If you see any of these or other signs that seem suspicious, ask your relative if you can speak to them alone. If they do not report any abuse but you are still suspicious, you may need to take matters into your own hands and investigate how your loved one is being treated, or even confront the staff about your suspicions.

Recovering Damages in a Lawsuit

If your loved one has been physically, psychologically, or financially harmed due to abuse or neglect in a nursing home, you may be able to recover damages in a nursing home abuse claim. Depending on the specifics of the abuse or neglect, your family could recover a number of different types of damages, including:

  • Medical bills from resulting injuries
  • Property repair or replacement
  • Money stolen from the resident
  • The cost of relocating
  • Physical and emotional pain and suffering
  • Wrongful death

Any combination of these damages can result in an extremely significant court verdict or settlement for your loved one and your family. For example, Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers recovered $500,000 for the family of one assisted living facility resident who was tragically killed after being allowed to wander off. An experienced New London nursing home abuse lawyer can help you determine what kinds of damages you may be able to seek in your case.

Contact Us

Nothing can ever make up for the abuse your loved one has suffered, but a successful nursing home abuse claim could help your family cope with the financial burden caused by your loved one’s abuse or neglect. Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers has years of experience holding negligent and abusive nursing home employees accountable for their actions and recovering serious compensation for residents and their families. Call us now at (860) 772-2280 to get in touch with a New London nursing home negligence lawyer today.

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