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Middletown Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers

When choosing a nursing home for your loved one, you look for a facility that offers a high standard of care and a team you can trust. Unfortunately, some nursing homes provide substandard services that can endanger residents.

Abuse or neglect at a nursing home in Middletown can have severe long-term ramifications for your loved one’s health and well-being.

At The Flood Law Firm, our experienced team of Middletown nursing home abuse and neglect attorneys can help victims pursue the compensation they deserve. Contact us to learn more about your right to compensation.

How The Flood Law Firm Can Help With Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect Claims in Middletown

Best Law Firm 2023If you or a loved one suffered abuse or neglect in a Middletown nursing home, our experienced injury attorneys can teach you about your rights and seek compensation for your losses. We have years of experience fighting to see justice done and fair compensation paid in nursing home abuse and neglect cases.

We Take the Cases Other Lawyers Can’t

At The Flood Law Firm, we often take on cases other law firms shy away from handling. Our lawyers excel at making the most out of difficult claims. We dig into the details to identify anyone who might bear liability for abuse and neglect at a nursing home and take aggressive action to secure meaningful compensation.

Clients of The Flood Law Firm can feel confident in our ability to get results.

We Fight to Maximize Your Compensation

The experienced nursing home abuse and neglect attorneys at The Flood Law Firm understand the pain, disruption, and expense nursing home abuse and neglect can cause. Victims of wrongdoing at nursing homes face adverse health outcomes, suffer emotionally, and incur significant medical and other costs.

At The Flood Law Firm, we fight to maximize the compensation our clients receive for the harm done to them. And we have a track record of getting favorable results.

We Make the Legal Support You Need Affordable

At The Flood Law Firm, we strive to make our services as affordable as possible for the people that need them. We offer a free consultation in which we review your situation and explain your potential options. And we represent our clients on a contingent fee basis, so you do not have to worry about paying until we win. Contact us today to learn more.

Compensation After Nursing Home Abuse or Neglect in Middletown

Super Lawyers Top 50 Connecticut Lawyer AwardVictims of abuse or neglect at a Middletown nursing home have legal rights under Connecticut law to seek compensation for their losses. Anyone whose careless, reckless, or intentional actions (or failures to act) constitute, cause, or facilitate abuse or neglect of a nursing home resident could be liable to the victim for damages.

That might include, for example:

  • A nursing home owner or manager
  • Nursing home staff
  • A supplier of goods or services to a nursing home
  • Another nursing home resident

At The Flood Law Firm, we examine the evidence and circumstances of alleged abuse and neglect at a Middletown nursing home to identify all parties who might bear responsibility. Then we seek to hold them accountable for the maximum possible damages.

Of course, we cannot guarantee the outcome of a nursing home abuse or neglect case. But we can commit the full measure of our team’s talents and resources to seek justice and compensation for nursing home residents who have suffered harm. Here’s an overview of the types of compensation our efforts may secure for our clients.

Compensation for Medical Expense

Nursing home abuse and neglect can lead to adverse health outcomes and large medical expenses.

Victims of abuse and neglect at a Middletown nursing home may suffer from, for example:

  • Worsening of existing medical conditions
  • Undiagnosed medical conditions
  • Declining mental health due to isolation or mistreatment
  • Bedsores
  • Infections
  • Poor hygiene

Connecticut law entitles nursing home abuse victims to seek compensation for all costs associated with addressing changes in their medical condition, including hospitalization, medication, and surgical procedures. At The Flood Law Firm, we gather evidence to calculate past medical expenses due to abuse and neglect and to estimate the cost of a victim’s future medical needs. We aim to ensure that our clients have the financial support to address all of the health detriments they’ve suffered.

Compensation for Moving Expenses and Other Costs

Frequently, a nursing home resident subjected to abuse or neglect will want or need to move to a different facility to ensure their safety and well-being. Moving can be expensive, particularly if the resident needs an elevated level of care or specialty transportation to accommodate their fragile health condition.

Residents who suffered harm due to abuse and neglect should not have to absorb that extra cost. We work to ensure that they don’t.

The Flood Law Firm pursues compensation for every expense borne by a Middletown nursing home resident due to abuse or neglect, including relocation and transportation, loss of personal property, and services to ensure they do not suffer further trauma from the disruption of a move.

Compensation for Pain and Suffering

In addition to recovering expenses and financial losses, victims of Middletown nursing home abuse or neglect can also demand compensation for the non-monetary (or non-economic) harm they’ve suffered. Lawyers refer to this category of recoverable damages as pain and suffering.

It encompasses an abuse or neglect victim’s:

  • Physical pain and discomfort
  • Emotional distress and mental health challenges
  • Shortened life expectancy
  • Diminished quality of life
  • Inconvenience and loss of independence

Pain and suffering damages can be substantial in a Middletown nursing home abuse or neglect case. Nursing home residents are vulnerable victims, and the harm done to them by abuse or neglect constitutes an egregious breach of trust by the parties at fault. At The Flood Law Firm, we fight to secure the maximum pain and suffering damages possible. Money cannot right a wrong, but it can deliver a measure of justice and comfort to innocent victims of nursing home abuse and neglect.

Compensation for Wrongful Death

Sometimes, an instance of abuse or neglect can lead to the death of a Middletown nursing home resident. In those tragic instances, under Connecticut law, the executor or administrator of the victim’s estate may sue the party (or parties) at fault for wrongful death.

Nursing Home Abuse or Neglect in Middletown: What You Need to Know

Middletown Nursing Home Abuse LawyerIf you or a loved one has suffered abuse or neglect in Middletown, you have up to two years to file a claim for compensation for the damages caused by those negligent actions. However, you should contact a lawyer as soon as possible to better understand how to protect your rights.

Around 1,700 nursing home abuse complaints get reported across Connecticut each year. Each time a victim reports abuse, the state investigates the claim and the nursing home.

Many people worry about rising instances of elder abuse across Connecticut in recent years. A rise in the elderly population across the state has placed more strain on resources designed to help protect and support them.

Types of Abuse and Neglect in Middletown Nursing Homes

Abuse and neglect can take several forms.

  • Neglect occurs when nursing home residents do not receive the standard of care they need to protect their overall quality of life. Nursing home residents should receive comprehensive support from their caregivers, including physical and medical care.
  • Physical abuse occurs when a nursing home staff member, resident, or visitor engages in physically harmful behavior. It can include violence and threats of violence, including pinching, hitting, or yanking a resident around.
  • Emotional abuse occurs when a nursing home resident does not receive adequate care and attention in the nursing home, including the opportunity to connect with others, or when a nursing home staff member verbally or emotionally mistreats a resident. Emotional abuse can include deliberately hurtful words or treatment, exclusion, or denying access to family members.
  • Sexual abuse occurs when a nursing home resident suffers any type of unwanted sexual contact.
  • Financial abuse occurs when someone deliberately abuses a nursing home resident’s generosity or takes money from them.

Your loved one may have the right to compensation after any type of abuse or neglect in a nursing home setting.

How Neglect Occurs in Middletown Nursing Homes

Neglect can occur for a number of reasons.

  • Understaffing. Some nursing homes struggle to keep adequate staff members or may even deliberately operate with inadequate staff numbers to save money. Understaffing means that the nursing home does not have enough staff members to provide the standard of care residents need and deserve.
  • High turnover. Nursing homes often experience high turnover due in part to difficult working conditions. Staff members may not receive the instruction and training they need to provide a high standard of care to all residents.
  • Inadequate supervision. Nursing homes need checks and balances to ensure that all staff members receive adequate oversight to protect residents and reduce the risk of abuse.
  • Poor staffing choices. Failure to conduct background and reference checks can cause nursing homes to hire staff members who may not care for patients how they need and deserve.
  • Poor communication. Neglect often results from poor communication between staff members, especially across shifts.

The nursing home often bears liability for neglect committed by its staff members. In addition, if the nursing home uses an outside staffing agency, especially for on-call support, the staffing agency may bear liability for an incident caused by its staff.

A nursing home abuse or neglect lawyer at The Flood Law Firm can determine who bears liability for the abuse your loved one sustained and how you can pursue compensation.

Fighting the Insurance Company After Nursing Home Abuse or Neglect in Middletown

If your loved one suffers abuse in a nursing home, you might assume that the insurance company will step up to handle the incident, including providing fair compensation for the abuse and the medical bills that followed. Unfortunately, many nursing homes and insurance companies will act to protect the company’s interests, not the individual’s.

The insurance company may:

  • Deny that abuse occurred. Often, it proves difficult to establish abuse, especially if a senior loved one does not want to speak out against abuse or the nursing home does not keep adequate records about its staff members and their daily responsibilities. The insurance company may try to claim that the abuse never took place.
  • Deny the influence of that abuse. Elderly individuals often suffer severe health implications from abuse and neglect, especially if they end up with serious wounds, ongoing injuries, or new medical conditions related to medical abuse or neglect. The insurance company, however, may try to deny the resident’s suffering.
  • Pressure the family to accept a low settlement offer. Insurance companies may attempt to deal with the family member they feel most likely to accept a low settlement offer or may try to take advantage of an elderly individual that they feel will not fight back against them.

Dealing with the insurance company can cause a great deal of stress both to the elderly abuse victim and to any members of the family helping with the claim process.

At The Flood Law Firm, we have the resources needed to take on those insurance companies head-on, and we fight aggressively to recover just compensation for our clients’ losses. Let us handle your Middletown nursing home abuse or neglect claim on your behalf.

Middletown Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect FAQ

Who Has to Pay My Loved One’s Medical Bills After Suffering Neglect in a Middletown Nursing Home?

If your loved one suffered abuse or neglect in a Middletown nursing home, your family may need to make arrangements for medical care.

You can, however, use your loved one’s medical insurance, including Medicare or Medicaid coverage, to help with the cost of those medical bills. Filing an injury claim against the party responsible for that abuse or neglect can help you pay those bills.

What Should I Do if I Think My Loved One Suffers Abuse in a Middletown Nursing Home?

If you have any reason to suspect that your loved one has suffered abuse in a nursing home, start by reporting your suspicions immediately. Talk to the nursing home staff, including members of the management team.

Sometimes, abuse occurs without awareness at the higher levels within the organization. Reporting abuse or neglect can help protect your loved one.

Document all signs of abuse or neglect. Take photos and write down anything your loved one tells you about what happened.

Finally, get in touch with a lawyer as soon as possible to learn more about your loved one’s rights and how to protect against further abuse or neglect.

Can I File a Claim on Behalf of My Loved One After Nursing Home Abuse in Middletown?

If you have legal power of attorney for your loved one, you can file a claim on your loved one’s behalf following abuse or neglect.

Contact a Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer in Middletown Today

Brian M. Flood

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If you or a loved one suffered injuries due to nursing home abuse or neglect, do not try to handle your claim alone.

Get in touch with The Flood Law Firm at (860) 346-2695 or use our online contact page to connect with a Middletown personal injury lawyer that will provide the assistance you need to navigate the complicated claim process and recover fair compensation for your injuries.

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The Flood Law Firm – Middletown Office

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Middletown, CT 06457
Phone: (860) 346-2695

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