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Nursing Home Justice fights for those abused and neglected in Denver nursing homes or other disabled care facilities. We’ll find who’s responsible and assist in your medical and monetary recovery.
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01: About Nursing Home Justice
Up Next02: Getting Started
When the unspeakable happens, we’ll protect you.
No one ever expects trusted healthcare providers and caregivers to take advantage of, abuse, and neglect their patients. These nursing homes and disabled care facilities should be a place for those who cannot care for themselves to feel safe and recover.
During this challenging time in your life, you need compassion and support — not a law firm that’s only interested in settling your case as quickly as possible. At Nursing Home Justice, we are prepared to devote our time and energy to your case.
Our considerable experience in helping injury victims bring their abusers — and those responsible for facilitating their abuse — to justice empowers you to recover the compensation you deserve.
Attorney Mac Hester has a proven track record of success with over 35 years of experience and will guide you through every step of the claims process.
02: Getting Started
Up Next03: Compensation
Understanding the signs, types, and causes of abuse & neglect.
Nursing home abuse and neglect can take many different forms. Caregivers may physically, emotionally, or sexually abuse their patients or fail to provide them with their most basic needs.
Although abusers try to cover up their misdeeds, many signs tell you if a loved one has been abused or neglected, including:
If you have noticed any of these signs of neglect or abuse, reach out to a Denver nursing home abuse lawyer at Nursing Home Justice. Call (303) 775-8128 today to determine how to report your concerns.
Initiating a discussion with the nursing home facility, contacting the local Ombudsman, and reporting the abuse or neglect to the Colorado Department of Human Services may be your next steps. Our team is here to help you explore how to best approach your case.
You may be surprised to learn that nursing home abuse and neglect are two different things. While neglect can be unintentional, abuse is often intentional. The types of injuries you or your loved one suffered can vary based on the kind of abuse they endured.
Nursing home abuse can take many forms, some of which include:
Patients can suffer many different types of injuries and symptoms as a result of nursing home abuse. Some of these include:
In cases of abuse, the abuser is often acting deliberately. Neglect involves a failure to provide necessary care. Denver nursing home and disabled care staff members who lack required training or are engaging in other negligent behaviors can be held accountable for nursing home neglect.
Nursing home neglect, like abuse, can take many forms. Some examples of nursing home neglect could include:
Nursing home neglect can have devastating consequences, including the following:
It is more common than you might think for victims of nursing home abuse and neglect to succumb to their conditions and pass away. If this happens, you might get justice by pursuing a wrongful death claim against them.
Having an experienced legal advocate on your side who has considerable knowledge in the medical field can give you an edge with the insurance company and in civil court.
Wrongful death in assisted living facilities, nursing homes, and other disabled care facilities can be caused in several ways, including:
It’s not just the individual abuser; it’s the system.
You may be surprised to learn that many assisted-living facilities, rehabilitation centers, and nursing homes are a part of nationwide chains.
Generally, nursing homes and other relevant entities are owned by parent companies who are then responsible for distributing profits to shareholders.
This means nearly everyone involved in the nursing facility system is affected by the success of the company in general.
Nursing home facilities — including their big corporations — have been known to engage in several methods to increase profits to satisfy their shareholders. Some of these tactics include:
All these tactics come at the expense of facility residents and patients. When staff is underpaid and overworked, they are more likely to engage in behaviors that result in neglect, abuse, and overall substandard care.
Neglect and abuse are common in not only nursing homes, but elder care facilities, disabled care facilities, and other types of patient care systems.
Understanding how your family member’s abuse occurred can help determine who is responsible for the abuse or neglect they endured.
Most nursing homes have patients of advanced age and require around-the-clock care.
They may need assistance with eating, drinking, moving, bathing, and taking care of themselves. Residents can live in nursing homes on a short or long-term basis.
People who need 24/7 care on a long-term basis may look for the help they need through a long-term care facility.
They can help individuals who are no longer able to take care of themselves improve their quality of life by providing them with transportation, meals, physical care, and engagement in social events.
Individuals with Alzheimers disease and other mental incapacitations may benefit from memory care facilities that offer long-term services and specialized treatment plans. These facilities are often secured to prevent residence from elopement (wandering off).
People who suffer injuries, illnesses, or worsening medical conditions may move to a rehabilitation facility for temporary treatment and medical care.
The idea is to treat the patients’ injuries in a timely manner so they can return home or to an assisted living facility.
Rehabilitation centers and nursing home facilities are more medically focused than assisted living facilities. In assisted-living facilities, patients have 24-hour supervision, are offered daily meals, and engage in recreational activities in apartment-style housing.
Group homes are only capable of providing care to disabled or elderly people on a limited basis.
Group homes are private residences — also frequently referred to as residential care facilities — for people who are developmentally or intellectually disabled, people who have mental health or behavioral disorders, or individuals 60 years of age or older.
No matter what type of care facility neglected or abused you or your loved one, Nursing Home Justice is here to help you hold them accountable.
There are many disabled care and nursing home facilities in Denver, Colorado. Here are some of the most well-known:
Up Next04: How to Prepare
Nursing homes and care facilities that allow their patients to suffer abuse or neglect may be subject to liability when families pursue insurance and civil claims against them.
When a resident suffers abuse or neglect by a caregiver, they can be compensated for a variety of economic and non-economic damages, including:
If a care facility resident passes away from neglect or abuse, their surviving spouse, designated beneficiary, or heir has the right to file a wrongful death lawsuit seeking compensation for one or more of the following losses:
04: How to Prepare
Up Next05: What to Look For
When you are ready to take action for the abuse you or your loved one endured, there are some steps you can take to build the strongest case possible.
The very first thing you need to do when you suspect neglect or abuse is to remove the patient from the care facility. If you do not remove yourself or your loved one from the nursing home or disabled care facility, the defense may argue that this is a sign you were not genuinely concerned about your claims.
Be sure to request copies of the patient’s medical records as soon as you decide to remove your loved one from the facility.
And be forewarned, the nursing home may ignore your request, provide you with redacted records, or delay the processing of your request. Nursing Home Justice can help show the facility how seriously you are taking your case.
You have many options available to you when you discover nursing home abuse or neglect. You have the opportunity to:
If you have photos of your family member’s injuries, signs of the physical abuse they may have endured, medical documentation, financial records, or any other evidence that could be used to support your case, make sure you provide it to your attorney to include as part of your nursing home abuse claim.
When your family suspects nursing home abuse or neglect, it is critical that you come together. Even if you have disagreements regarding your loved one’s medical care, working together will be the best way to bring the liable party to justice.
05: What to Look For
It is important to remember that there are many things that could hurt your nursing home abuse claim along the way.
Although you may have trusted the nursing home or care facility when you first placed your loved one there, it is important to remember that the facility is not on your side.
They are not going to handle your case reasonably when their profits are on the line. The nursing home’s parent company can face negative publicity, financial consequences, and other harmful penalties if you win your case.
There may be more than one statute of limitations or deadline in Colorado that could have an impact on the outcome of your case. If you are pursuing a wrongful death claim or a claim for general negligence, you may have as much as two years to get your claim filed.
If you are pursuing a governmental claim, you may have just six months in which to file a notice of claim with the governmental entity. And, other factors could affect the running of the statute of limitations or other deadlines.
Nursing Home Justice is here to provide you with the clarity you need to file your claim before deadlines negatively impact your insurance or civil claims.
Nursing Home Justice is here to help you or your loved one restore dignity and secure the compensation you’re entitled to. Some of our top responsibilities will include:
Nursing Home Justice serves the entire state of Colorado, including: