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If you are like most families, you grappled with the decision to send your elderly loved one to a nursing home in Meriden. It is not an easy choice to make. After finally deciding it was for the best, the last thing you wish to hear is that your loved one suffered a serious injury while at the nursing home. Nursing home injuries are unfortunately rather common. Many have to do with negligence and abuse.
Contact Loughlin FitzGerald, P.C. immediately for a free legal consultation if you believe a nursing home in Meriden is treating your loved one poorly, unkindly or illegally. Our nursing home abuse and neglect attorneys can search for evidence of wrongdoing in connection with your loved one’s injuries, illness or death. Then, we can file a claim on the victim’s behalf to demand compensation for damages. Call (203) 265-2035 today.
Before your loved one can recover financially for a nursing home injury, he or she must prove the relationship between the injury and the nursing home’s negligence. Proving negligence generally takes establishing a duty of care, breach of duty, causation and damages. The nursing home or one of its staff members must have failed to fulfill the standards of care, resulting in the victim’s injuries. A lawyer can help with all aspects of a nursing home injury claim, from collecting evidence and filing paperwork to fulfilling the burden of proof. A lawyer will not let your family settle a claim for less than it is worth.
At Loughlin FitzGerald, P.C., our lawyers have experience representing clients during all types of injury claims. We know how to handle cases involving injuries to the elderly that range from broken bones to permanent damage. We can help your loved one demand fair compensation for any type of injury.
Certain types of injuries may point to abuse or neglect. Bedsores, for example, only arise when a nursing home fails to turn its residents regularly enough to prevent excessive pressure buildup in one spot. Broken bones, black eyes and head injuries are common in abuse cases. We may be able to use your loved one’s injury as evidence of nursing home abuse or neglect.
Physical injuries are not the only signs of nursing home abuse. When you visit or talk to your loved one, also search for mental and emotional changes. Abuse and neglect by a nursing home employee can cause depression, fear, anxiety, psychological trauma, withdrawal from social activities, shame, guilt and suicidal thoughts. Talk to an attorney about any unusual injuries, frequent trips to the hospital or mood changes. If your loved one exhibits any potential signs of abuse or neglect, it warrants investigation. Loughlin FitzGerald, P.C. can investigate the facility, search for signs of wrongdoing and help your family fight back against nursing home abuse.
A successful nursing home injury claim could force an establishment to take accountability for its actions and misconduct. It may lead to penalties and legal consequences for the nursing home, as well as a safer facility for seniors in the community in the future. It could also repay a victim for medical bills, lost quality of life, emotional suffering, physical pain, mental anguish, legal fees and other losses. Discuss the value of your nursing home injury case with a Meriden personal injury attorney from Loughlin FitzGerald, P.C. today. Call (203) 265-2035 or contact us online to request a free consultation in Meriden.