Learning that your loved one has been neglected or abused is devastating. After getting this news, you might not be sure of the next step that you should take.
Some people may choose to pursue a criminal case against the perpetrator(s) in order to protect their loved ones and prevent any future incidents. This is a good place to start, but additionally, some people wish to file a lawsuit against the at fault party in order to seek justice. If you are contemplating filing a personal injury lawsuit against the abuser(s) involved in your loved one’s case, you might not know how this process works. Here, you can learn more.
First, check out our section about the basics of nursing homes. What protections can residents expect? Why does neglect and abuse occur? What penalties are there in Connecticut for homes that do not provide proper treatment? Get the answers to these questions and more in our nursing home basics section.
Treatment and Facilities
We also have information about types of treatment options and types of care professionals. Your loved one’s medical needs will be unique. You need to make sure that the care facility that you choose can handle their individual health concerns. Different types of facilities suit different needs. Learn more about options such as assisted living, at-home care, respite care, nursing homes, and more. You can also learn about different types of health professionals, such as home health aides, registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, and more.
We understand that choosing a healthcare facility for a loved one can be an overwhelming process. Check out our choosing a facility section for tips on how to find the right fit for a loved one. Alternatively, if you are seeking home health care, we have a section on this, too.
Does your elderly loved one need specialized care? Learn what particular medical issues require special care, and how to make sure that the facility you choose can handle your loved one’s medical needs in this section. We also have a section on proper and improper care in the home. This section takes you through some of the common injuries and illnesses that an elderly person might face, and how medical staff should treat these issues.
Once you choose a home, moving to the home might be a difficult transition for your loved one. We have a section on how to help your loved one transition to their new living situation, nursing home visitation tips, and more.
Neglect and Abuse
Once your loved one is in a nursing home, it is important to stay vigilant in watching for neglect and abuse. We define these terms for you in this section and provide some tips for preventing abuse here. Finally, watch out for signs of abuse so that you can put a stop to any issues as soon as possible.
If your loved one does face neglect or abuse, you might be searching for information on what to do next. Our after abuse section can take you through some of the initial steps to take. We also have a section on reporting abuse so that you can get your loved one the help that they need. Finally, we have a lot of information on personal injury, filing a lawsuit, and finding a lawyer. You can learn more about taking steps to receive compensation, going to court, legal terms, and more in these sections.
By understanding how the civil process works, what is expected of you and your loved one, and the benefits of a favorable outcome, you can determine if pursuing a personal injury lawsuit is right for your family’s situation. This information and more will be provided in this section.
If you suspect that your loved one has been a victim of neglect or abuse by a nursing home or home health aide, the resources that we provide will enable you to seek the compensation that they deserve. We will walk you through the telltale signs of neglect and abuse, how to document any issues, and how to understand the legal process so that you can prepare the best possible case for your lawsuit. Most importantly, we can match you with a nursing home abuse attorney in your area to get you a free consultation for your loved one.