The state Department of Public Health continues to go after negligent nursing homes. According to a recent report from the Hartford Courant, the latest incidents involve injuries to residents in five homes.

Nursing Home InjuryAt one, Orange Health Care Center, a resident, who staff left unattended on a toilet, fell and ended up breaking a leg and ribs. This wasn’t the only situation related to negligence the Department of Public Health discovered; additionally, staff left a resident suffering from traumatic brain injury alone in a wheelchair.

Other homes saw residents experience broken bones or burns. In a similar incident occurring at Bethel Health Center in September, an unattended resident with dementia slipped out of a wheelchair and suffered a broken leg as a result.

As well, Silver Springs Care Center in Meriden was fined over a resident with a noticeable bruise on his chest. This particular patient, dealing with obesity, had a history of falling out of bed.

At other locations, staff had been unsure about policies or failed to follow through in a timely manner. At Western Rehabilitation Care Center in Danbury, a resident experienced a burn over coffee spilling from a travel mug. The mug had been the patient’s, but staff didn’t know if this particular resident could have the mug or if the home had a policy about heating up beverages in the microwave.

At Paradigm Healthcare Center of South Windsor, a September incident resulted in two broken legs for a resident. Yet, the home’s staff members were slow to respond in scheduling an orthopedic appointment.

Putting your loved ones in a nursing facility is a difficult decision for family members, and you want to know that he or she is being cared for. Because of this, negligence and abuse are horrifying and need to be stopped.

If you suspect an injury your loved one experienced may be from negligence, bring your claim to Trantolo & Trantolo’s experienced nursing home lawyers. Contact any of our Connecticut locations for more information.