Van Dyke Law, LLC’s Connecticut and Massachusetts nursing home abuse lawyer has handled numerous wrongful death matters and injury claims involving the neglect and abuse that unfortunately may occur within a nursing home community.
Our parents and grandparents are some of the most important people in our lives. It is often a difficult decision to put them in a nursing home or assisted care facility because it is often the best choice for their well-being. It is a horrifying discovery to find out that your loved one has been subjected to abuse at the hands of the people who were meant to increase their standard of living. Do not spend time lamenting over your guilt in choosing a nursing home for your loved one, but instead begin the process of seeking damages for your loved one’s injuries.
Nursing Home Abuse
Nursing home abuse includes the following:
- Physical abuse
- Sexual assault
- Mental abuse
- Financial abuse
Each form of abuse can lead to long-lasting injuries to your loved one. Physical abuse leads to more prominent injuries that are easy to spot over time and can drastically impact your loved one’s life expectancy. Sexual abuse is one of the most horrifying forms of nursing home abuse and unfortunately occurs to elderly patients who may not be fully aware of their surroundings or are unable to communicate. By the time the abuse is discovered, it may have been ongoing for months or even years.
Mental abuse and financial abuse typically involve the exertion of power by the nursing home staff over their patients in an attempt to financially better themselves, either by working their way into your loved one’s will or by threatening them with abuse in order to receive financial rewards. Staff members are able to wield power over their patients more often than you would suspect.
Neglect is one of the leading causes of serious patient injuries at nursing homes. Patients who do not receive the proper exercise, nourishment, or even interaction can easily begin to wither away. Neglect can lead to bedsores from lack of exercise, mental disabilities from lack of stimulation, and a weakened immune system from lack of nourishment. While this form of abuse is not as straightforward as the other forms of abuse, it has equally devastating results over time.
Van Dyke Law, LLC’s Connecticut and Massachusetts Personal Injury Lawyer
If your loved one has been the victim of nursing home abuse, do not hesitate to contact Van Dyke Law, LLC’s Connecticut and Massachusetts nursing home abuse lawyer. Our attorney has years of experience in handling abuse claims and understand how devastating nursing home abuse can become. Contact our West Hartford, Glastonbury, or Enfield office today for your initial free consultation.