We trust that our most vulnerable loved ones will be well-cared for in a nursing home or long-term care facility. However, even when staff members are on hand to assist residents, serious injuries may occur when proper procedures are not followed. At Ventura, Ribeiro & Smith, our Connecticut nursing home injury attorneys in Bridgeport and other areas can investigate why a resident suffered an injury due to transport or restraint. We hold nursing homes accountable while we fight to get you compensation.
Nursing home residents need to be assessed for risk of falling, and proper procedures need to be followed when transporting unstable patients. Transport injuries often occur when a resident falls while being assisted out of bed or a wheelchair. Serious injuries can occur when residents with fragile bones fall from even a low height.
Our dedicated Danbury nursing home negligence lawyers will fight to hold nursing homes and their staff accountable for any injuries suffered by a loved one. Falls usually occur due to improper training or staffing levels. Long-term care facilities are required to follow a resident's care plan. When this is not followed and harm occurs, the nursing home is negligent and you may be entitled to compensation for any nursing home injuries that result.
Restraints can either be physical, such as straps, or can encompass medicine used to sedate residents. Physical restraints are sometimes applied improperly, which can lead to fractures, bruising and head injuries. In the most extreme cases of nursing home abuse, improper use of restraints may lead to strangulation and, tragically, wrongful death.
There are federal regulations that govern the use of restraints. The attorneys at Ventura, Ribeiro & Smith understand federal law and will launch a thorough investigation into any nursing home injury to determine if regulations were violated. Although no amount of money may be able to heal the harm suffered by a loved one, seeking the maximum amount of compensation available can act as a strong deterrent to nursing homes and force them to follow the rules.
Call for a Free Consultation With a Danbury Nursing Home Injury Attorney
If your loved ones have suffered an injury while in the care of a nursing home, we can help you fight for compensation. Contact our Connecticut elder abuse attorneys online or call 1-203-800-8000 for a free consultation. We take all cases on a contingency basis, which means you owe us nothing unless we recover compensation for you.
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