Nursing homes and long-term care facilities are entrusted with the care of the most vulnerable people in our community — the elderly and disabled.
The standard of care they require is of the highest degree. That’s why family members pay considerable sums of money: to ensure their elders’ health and safety.
It is important that you contact an experienced and successful Denver nursing home negligence attorney if you have an elder loved one who has been the victim of nursing home negligence in Colorado.
A nursing home negligence or nursing malpractice lawsuit may be the only way to effect change, as well as gain the financial compensation your loved one may need to recover his or her health and move to a better facility.
While frail elderly people are more prone to accidents and injuries, there are some types of injuries that occur more often from negligent care or abuse:
Slip-and-fall accidents can result from lack of supervision, causing broken hips, broken arms and broken wrists
Malnutrition is the result of negligence in supervising and feeding patients
Falling from a bed, broken bones or even suffocation can result from the improper use of restraints
Bedsores result from failure to turn a patient regularly or change a diaper, which can lead to death from sepsis, a serious infection
You have every right to expect responsible, professional nursing home treatment. Your loved one has every right to live his or her final days with dignity. When a nursing home is not able to deliver a reasonable standard of care, a nursing home negligence or wrongful death lawsuit may be the only option to get a change in management and staffing, or even the closure of a bad nursing home. A experienced attorney can successfully file a wrongful death or negligence claim.