Denver Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect Lawyers
Nursing homes can provide extra care, oversight and assistance to aging and/or ailing loved ones. Tragically, however, not all nursing homes are safe. In fact, the policies, staff and/or other residents of nursing homes can put residents at risk of being neglected or abused. When that happens, the survivors of nursing home abuse or neglect can be entitled to compensation for their injuries, suffering and losses.
At Tomazin, Hillyard & Clor, LLP, our Denver attorneys have dedicated more than 30 years to helping the survivors of nursing home abuse and neglect fight for justice. Known for our litigating skills, our commitment to our clients, and our record of success, our lawyers are ready to take swift action to help you and your family:
- Determine who is liable for the damage and harm caused by nursing home abuse or neglect
- Identify all available legal remedies
- Protect your rights to compensation
- Obtain the best possible outcome to your case.
- Although the impacts of nursing home abuse or neglect cannot be erased by any amount of money, financial recoveries can be essential to helping victims and their families heal and restore their lives.
How Negligence Can Cause Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect
Nursing home abuse and neglect can result from various forms of negligence, including (but not limited to):
Facility-related negligence, such as:
- Failures to properly screen staff during the hiring process
- Failures to properly train staff
- Understaffing the facility
- A lack of security at the facility
- Policies or protocols that contribute to neglect or abuse (or a lack of policies or protocols to minimize the risk of abuse or neglect at the facility).
The negligent actions of staff members, which can involve:
- Improperly restraining patients
- Failing to provide adequate levels of food/water to patients or failing to help patients with feeding/drinking (when necessary)
- Failing to help residents with limited mobility bathe, get dressed, use the bathroom, or move around
- Failing to check up or in on patients, especially those who need more frequent monitoring
- Failing to provide patients with the appropriate types or amounts of medications they need (to treat health issues)
- Assaulting or otherwise physically abusing residents
- Verbally abusing residents
- Psychologically abusing residents
- Stealing from residents.
The negligent actions of other residents or visitors to the nursing home, such as:
- Assaults or other forms of physical abuse
- Verbal or emotional abuse
- Sexual abuse
- Financial abuse.
The Red Flags: Common Warning Signs of Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect
It can be difficult to know when loved ones are being abused or neglected at nursing homes. This is especially in light of the facts that victims may be reluctant or unable to report what is happening.
For instance, while some residents may fear retaliation (or may not want to get their abuser in trouble), others may suffer from health issues (like dementia) that impair their ability to report the abuse or neglect they are suffering.
This makes it essential to be aware of the common signs of nursing home abuse or neglect, which can include (but may not be limited to) residents displaying:
- New injuries that seem to have unknown or inexplicable causes
- Increased fatigue or lethargy that isn’t explained by known health impairments
- Sudden, dramatic weight loss
- Emotional withdrawal
- Increased anxiety levels (especially if or when certain staff, residents or visitors are nearby).
Contact a Denver Personal Injury Attorney at Tomazin, Hillyard & Clor, LLP
If you believe that you or a loved one has suffered any form of nursing home abuse or neglect, it’s time to contact a Denver personal injury attorney at Tomazin, Hillyard & Clor, LLP and get helpful answers about your recovery options.
Our deep knowledge of the law, coupled with our experience and commitment to helping victims and their families, mean that you can rely on us for exceptional, aggressive representation in the pursuit of financial recovery and justice.
Call (303) 771-1900 or email our firm via the contact form on this page to start the conversation that could change your life – and make all of the difference in your financial recovery and future.
From offices based in Denver and Greenwood Village, our attorneys provide the highest quality legal service and representation to people throughout the Denver metro area, Arapahoe County, and the state of Colorado.