1 In 10 Senior Citizens Suffers Abuse Or Neglect
According to the National Center on Elder Abuse, roughly one in ten senior citizens in the United States experiences some form of elder abuse. More than 2 million such incidents are reported each year. What's most concerning is that abuses tend to take place more often in nursing homes and assisted living facilities than anywhere else. Simply put, the facilities whose duty it is to protect the elderly and vulnerable are the most likely to mistreat them.
We can help. For more than 25 years, Cummings Law Firm has provided legal counsel to Connecticut individuals and families impacted by nursing home negligence and related offenses. Attorney James Cummings offers personalized representation at every step. He helps family members understand how to recognize the signs and symptoms of abuse, and is skilled at helping them pursue the justice and financial compensation they deserve.
How We Help
Approximately one-third of all nursing home facilities have been cited for violations of federal safety standards. Ten percent of all facilities have been found to pose "a risk of serious injury or death" to residents. In recent investigations, nearly half of all nursing home attendants have admitted to perpetrating acts of abuse or neglect.
Our firm has developed a reputation for fighting back. We offer representation in a full range of nursing home negligence matters, including those arising from:
- Bone fractures
- Evidence of inappropriate restraint
- Financial abuse
- Prescription errors and other medical errors
- Sexual abuse
- Soiled clothing and bedsheets
- Verbal abuse
In every scenario, Cummings Law Firm fights to hold offending institutions to account.
Begin Your Pursuit Of Justice
To learn more, or to speak with a lawyer, reach out to Cummings Law Firm today. With offices in Waterbury, we service all court houses from Torrington to Bridgeport, and Danbury to Hartford, and clients throughout the state of Connecticut.
You can call us at 203-754-7779 or make an appointment online. Initial consultations are free.