Assisted Living Facility Abuse/Negligence
Assisted living facilities are designed to provide care and supervision for people who have disabilities, but do not need to be admitted into a nursing home. Unfortunately, some assisted living facilities fail in providing the services residents need. The result can be serious injury or death.
At Lynch, Traub, Keefe & Errante, P.C. in New Haven, Connecticut, our lawyers have extensive experience handling cases of personal injury and wrongful death in nursing homes and assisted living environments. We offer a free initial consultation to discuss your case.
What Is The Difference Between A Nursing Home And An Assisted Living Facility?
In Connecticut, an assisted living facility is a managed residential community that provides residents with support services such as assistance with daily living, nursing services and supervision of medication. Each resident has an individual service plan. The facility is licensed by the Connecticut Department of Public Health as an assisted living services agency (ALSA).
There are two types of nursing homes in Connecticut: rest homes and convalescent homes. Both offer a full range of medical, social, recreational and support services, along with nursing supervision 24 hours a day.
Is The Assisted Living Facility Responsible For My Loved One’s Injury?
The assisted living facility is responsible for injuries caused by neglect or abuse. Examples include:
- Medication errors
- Wandering or elopement by residents
- Sexual abuse
- Slip-and-fall injuries
- Malnutrition or dehydration
- Financial abuse
Contact Our Firm | Get Your Questions Answered
If a loved one has died or suffered a serious injury in an assisted living facility, it’s important to act quickly to identify the cause and hold the responsible party accountable. To schedule a free initial consultation, call 203-800-7343, toll free at 888-692-7403 or contact us online.
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