Nursing Home Abuse

CT Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer

Standing Up for Elderly Victims of Nursing Home Negligence - (203) 285-3075

At Sette & Parnoff, we take nursing home abuse and negligence very seriously. When you bring your elderly parent or loved one to a nursing home, you trust that the staff will take good care of them. Although nursing home abuse and negligence is common, the last thing we want to hear is that our own loved one is a victim of the abuse.

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If you even have the slightest suspicion that your loved one is being abused in a nursing home, you should not hesitate to retain legal counsel right away. Call our Hamden nursing home abuse attorneys to find out your legal remedies and how to hold abusive staff accountable. We can look into your matter to see whether doctors, nurses, caregivers, and other staff member acted negligently or abusively.

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Signs of Elder Abuse

Common indicators of nursing home abuse, neglect, or financial exploitation include:

  • Bedsores
  • Undiagnosed infections
  • Untreated infections
  • Broken bones
  • Fractured bones
  • Malnutrition
  • Starvation
  • Dehydration
  • Unsanitary living conditions
  • Questionable financial transactions

If your loved one acts strangely when a certain staff member is around or has told you that they are scared of a certain nursing staff member, this may also be a sign of abuse.

“Chemical Restraint” in Nursing Homes

Intentional overmedication – also known as “chemical restraint” – occurs when nursing home staff uses anxiety medications, antipsychotics, and other psychoactive medications to drug residents into stupors. Why do they do this? Simply for the convenience of the staff members.

By unnecessarily medicating or over-sedating nursing home residents, the staff has less work to do. Residents are less active and require far less attention when they are excessively sedated; but this is an obvious form of nursing home abuse, because unnecessary or excessive use of antipsychotic and other drugs can lead to serious and permanent mental damage.

Overmedication has been known to lead to:

  • Addiction
  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • Cancer
  • Dementia
  • Heart attack
  • Infections
  • Stroke
  • Other serious medical conditions

Know the Signs of Overmedication

Do you think your elderly loved one is being unnecessarily sedated in a nursing home? Make sure you know the signs and be sure to contact an attorney if you think your loved one is being abused.

Signs of overmedication in nursing homes include:

  • Listlessness
  • Lethargy
  • Reduced / lack of speech capacity
  • Unexplained fear or anxiety

Take immediate action if you notice any strange or unexplained changes in your loved one’s behavior. It may very well be that the nursing home staff is neglecting or abusing your loved one for their own convenience.

Seeking Justice on Behalf of Your Loved One

If your loved one has shown any of the above signs, it is important to get in touch with one of our attorneys. You may have grounds for a nursing home abuse claim, and our Connecticut personal injury team is here to help you. We are passionate about standing up for the elderly and other vulnerable members of our community.

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Let us help you file a claim so you can seek compensation and justice for your losses. Having a skilled and trusted personal injury attorney on your side can make a great difference in the outcome of a claim.

Please contact our firm at (203) 285-3075. We can travel to your home or the hospital for a FREE consult.


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