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.
Why Choose Our Elder Abuse Attorneys?
40+ years of proven, trusted legal experience
House and hospital calls - An attorney can travel to you
Free consultation to go over your legal options
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.
Call (203) 285-3075 or
contact us online today to request your free attorney consultation.
Signs of Elder Abuse
Common indicators of nursing home abuse, neglect, or financial exploitation include:
- Undiagnosed infections
- Untreated infections
- Broken bones
- Fractured bones
- 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:
- Alzheimer’s disease
- Heart attack
- 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:
- 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.
To learn more about the types of claims we handle, visit the following pages:
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.
contact our firm at (203) 285-3075. We can travel to your home or the hospital for a