Connecticut Nursing Home Abuse Attorneys
Nursing home abuse and neglect is responsible for thousand of instances of avoidable deaths annually in the United States. Statistics confirm that one in three nursing homes have been cited for neglect. An investigation conducted by CNN confirmed that 90% of nursing care facilities are understaffed. Statistically less than 20% of nursing home abuse or neglect is reported. Twenty five percent of aides prosecuted for abusing the elderly have prior criminal records.
Why Does Nursing Home Abuse Happen?
Nursing home ownership and management is big business. The facilities are extremely profitable and the more patients they can house with the least amount of staffing the more profitable they become. This understaffing is casually related to neglect including bedsores; fall downs; malnutrition and avoidable infection. Failure to adequately train is a leading cause of neglect amongst patients. Finally we see examples of intentional assaults by the aids which are due to failure to properly screen candidates for employment. It is alarming the number of cases of physical assaults that are committed by repeat offenders employed in nursing homes when an appropriate background check would have disclosed that these employees were not suitable for this type of employment. If you have to entrust yourself or a loved one to a care facility due your home work and conduct your own investigation prior to entrusting the facility with the care.
Prosecution of Nursing Home Neglect or Abuse
We have been successful in recovering for families and victims of nursing home neglect and abuse. The only way to ensure that facilities put their residents before profits is to make it unprofitable for them to neglect residents or create an environment conducive to the abuse of their residents. We have administrators; nurses; doctors and aids on retainer to review and investigate the claims of neglect of a resident. Our Connecticut personal injury lawyers take these cases seriously and if the neglect arises to a criminal level we will turn our findings over to local law enforcement and state attorney generals to close down the facilities. Simple safety rules and protocols if followed can eliminate over 90% of nursing home abuse. We hope to bring that to bear through our efforts.
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For over 20 years, John has exclusively represented people (not insurance companies).
John has received the America’s Top 100 Attorneys Lifetime Achievement Award.
Since the year 2000, John has been a Board Certified Civil Lawyer.
John is a graduate and senior instructor at the Trial Lawyers College.
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