In Torrington, Connecticut one nursing home facility is being fined for the death of a patient that choked on a peanut butter and jelly sandwich in February. Torrington Health and Rehabilitation Center is being held responsible for the choking accident of one of its residents who was reportedly left unattended during a meal in which they choked on the food that was provided to them. Despite strict requirements that the patient be monitored during meal times, inspectors with the state Department of Public Health have ruled that the facility's staff members failed to remain by the patient's side as directed.
Now, less than two months later, the facility is being fined for its acts of nursing home negligence. The Public Health Department has ordered that a plan be submitted which indicates the facility's intention for correction of the matter as well. Incidents of nursing home abuse and neglect occur far too often, and facilities throughout the state have been found to be the culprits of such inappropriate attention and/ or inaction. When this is the case, the ones to suffer are the elderly patients themselves.
If you have reason to believe that any type of nursing home abuse or neglect is taking place in a facility near you then you should at once contact a Raleigh personal injury lawyer from Whitley Law Firm. Under the professional direction of an associate from our firm you can take the steps necessary to legally address problems of this nature and hold a facility responsible for the harms caused to an undeserving elderly resident of the care home. Nursing home neglect can happen at any time, in any state throughout the nation. The sooner you take legal action, the better your chances will be at alleviating the problem, especially if you have an associate from our firm on by your side to help. We encourage you to
contact a Raleigh nursing home negligence attorney from our firm today for more information.