Nursing Home Negligence

It is never an easy decision – to entrust the care of a vulnerable adult or child to an institution. Will staff at the nursing home or assisted living facility staff provide loving and capable care for your elderly relative? Will the patient be in danger of assault by another resident or a staff member with a violent history? If you suspect someone you know has suffered neglect or abuse in a care facility and you would like to speak with an attorney, please contact Ury & Moskow for a free case review.

Nursing homes are often owned and administered by corporations that focus first on profits. When a patient is exposed to nursing home neglect or abuse, the cause is often a cost-saving measure taken at the expense of the residents. At Ury & Moskow, our personal injury trial attorneys are committed to holding nursing home administrators responsible for injuries suffered through negligence. We serve clients in Norwalk, Stamford, Bridgeport, New Haven, Hartford, Danbury, Waterbury, all of Connecticut, and in New York and Washington, DC. from our Fairfield and District of Columbia offices.

Warning signs of nursing home neglect and abuse

  • Unexplained bruises or fractures
  • Bedsores
  • Emotional distress, fear, anxiety, depression
  • Poor hygiene, inappropriate clothing
  • Malnutrition, dehydration, untreated wounds
  • Over sedation or medication errors

Negligence in staffing – who is taking care of the patients?

A failure of nursing home administrators to run criminal and employment background checks, examine credentials, provide ongoing training and supervision, or to staff at the appropriate levels and with properly licensed nurses and aids is a common cause of elder abuse, neglect, and physical and sexual assaults. As recipients of Medicare and Medicaid funds, nursing homes, assisted living facilities, and home health care organizations have to meet federal guidelines for staffing and licensing. Our attorneys will examine personnel records and determine whether staffing caused the injury or death.

If someone you know has suffered injury through nursing home negligence, the patient may have a personal injury claim. Our trial lawyers have recovered substantial verdicts and settlements through litigation and out-of-court negotiations for victims of errors on the part of health care workers. Whether a patient suffered a fall due to the position of a bed rail, received the wrong medication, was served a meal that triggered an allergic reaction, was assaulted by a fellow resident or a staff member, or the injury was caused by another type of negligence, our attorneys will work with nationally recognized medical experts to successfully resolve the claim for our client.

At our law firm, Ury & Moskow, attorneys and staff provide personal attention and apply legal sophistication to secure compensation on behalf of clients with losses due to medical malpractice. We understand that it may be impossible to completely restore the damage and loss in these situations, but we will vigorously pursue a resolution that will compensate you to the full extent available under the law.

Contact at Ury & Moskow today for a free consultation and case review. As with all personal injury cases, those involving nursing home negligence are taken on a contingency basis, meaning there are no fees until we recover compensation for your injuries and you owe no attorneys' fees at all if you do not successfully recover on your claim.

See:

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