Written by Keith V. Trantolo
W.S. Manchester, CT
Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers
Our elderly loved ones have a right to live, not merely exist! When we finally make that difficult decision that a loved one needs to be in a nursing home, assisted living facility, or group home, we trust that they will be treated with the highest standards of care and respect.
Yet, over the next two decades, the U.S. elderly population is expected to increase significantly, from 35 million in 2000 (or 12.4 percent of the population) to 70 million by 2030 (or 19.6 percent of the population). As the Baby Boomer generation ages, 19.5 million individuals are predicted to be 80 years of age or older by 2030.
Trantolo & Trantolo believes our elderly should be honored, cherished and protected. This is not always the case. According to the American Association for Justice, as many as 90% of U.S. nursing homes have staffing levels too low to provide even “adequate” care for our loved ones. Too many corporate facilities, which are increasingly the norm for elderly care, put profit before people and decrease their staffs to increase their profits. We believe that these facilities really should be homes for our elderly loved ones.
Our family members should not meet untimely deaths. They should not be falling down or suffering from pain and infection. They should not be victims of medication errors or unexplained injuries, including fractures, bruises or cuts. Our elderly loved ones should not have to spend one second of one day in unsanitary or unsafe conditions.
DO YOU NEED A NURSING HOME NEGLIGENCE ATTORNEY?
At Trantolo & Trantolo, we represent victims of nursing home, assisted living facility, or group home neglect and/or abuse. We honor and cherish the elderly among us, and fight to protect them because they have spent their lives protecting us!
If you suspect that a loved one is being neglected or mistreated in one of these facilities, call us right now because we will help! This behavior needs to stop and we will make sure it does. They are supposed to be nursing homes…not warehouses! We think there should be consequences for disrespect, neglect, and injury. We will fight to make sure that those responsible pay. We promise!
Don’t wait! The law limits the amount of time you have to file suit. If you or a loved one has been injured by somebody else’s negligence, contact a nursing home negligence lawyer today.