Connecticut Law provides for a Nursing Home Patients Bill of Rights that is codified in Section 19a-550 of the Connecticut General Statutes. Combined with federal requirements found in Section 483.10 et seq of the Code of Federal Regulations, nursing home patients and family members have many significant rights that relate to the quality of care, staffing requirements, use of restraints, and use of medication. If you or a loved one has suffered from nursing home abuse, contact us now! Useful web sites dealing with many of these rights can be found at:
It is important to recognize that incidents of poor treatment or abuse in a nursing home or convalescent facility in Connecticut may give rise to claims of medical malpractice, elder abuse, violations of the Connecticut Unfair Trade Practice Act, and various other claims.
If you or a loved one has been or is currently being victimized in a nursing home in Connecticut or elsewhere, it is important that you immediately take the following steps:
Secure the safety of the patient
Register a timely complaint with the administration of the facility
take detailed notes
Request that an outside physician pays a visit to the patient
Photograph the patient’s condition, including fractures, bruising, soiled conditions, decubitus ulcers, etc.
Contact the Department of Health
Contact the local police
Contact an attorney
Save all paperwork from the facility, including contracts, invoices, promotional literature, and brochures
Obtain the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of any witnesses to the abuse or maltreatment including patients, family members of other patients, and staff
Has your loved one been the victim of nursing home abuse? They only deserve the best, let us help them be able to live their twilight years with dignity and respect. Call us today,(203) 325-8600.