Nursing Home Injury Lawyer in Denver, Colorado

If you or someone you love is a resident in a nursing home, you should trust that the facility is caring for them properly, respecting them, and keeping them safe.

However, when nursing homes fail to uphold their obligation, victims can suffer severe injuries and illness. Seek justice for your suffering with help from a nursing home injury lawyer in Denver, Colorado.

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Nursing Home Justice Protects Injured Victims

Nursing home abuse cases can be particularly complicated. When you or your loved one has been abused or neglected, you need an experienced nursing home abuse attorney with a complete understanding of how Colorado nursing home injury laws work.

Nursing Home Justice, founded by attorney Mac Hester, has over 35 years of experience bringing abusers and those responsible for abuse to justice. We can help you restore your dignity and recover the compensation you need to rebuild your life.

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Nursing Home Abuse

Nursing home abuse can take many forms. Many people are quick to assume nursing home abuse is only physical. While physical injuries are common, it is not the only way nursing home residents can suffer abuse. Other types of nursing home abuse include:

  • Sexual abuse
  • Emotional abuse
  • Financial abuse

Types of Injuries from Abuse

Nursing home residents can suffer numerous injuries from various types of nursing home abuse. Some of the more common injuries your family member could experience include:

  • Brain Injuries – When a nursing home resident suffers an injury to the head caused by physical abuse such as hitting, kicking, or shoving, they may suffer traumatic brain damage or other head injuries.
  • Broken Hips – Nursing home residents who are being intentionally abused or left to move about the facility without assistance can suffer broken hips and other back or spinal cord injuries.
  • Broken Bones – Elderly nursing home residents may be more likely to suffer broken bones caused by physical abuse and neglect when left unattended.
  • Contusions – Residents may suffer bruises, contusions, or abrasions when physically abused by nursing home staff or other residents.

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Have you or someone you know been the victim of nursing home abuse or neglect?

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Nursing Home Neglect

Although nursing home abuse is commonly regarded as being intentional, neglect is often caused by inexperienced caregivers or a lack of adequate staffing in a nursing home facility.

Nursing homes are required to provide patients with around-the-clock care to protect them physically, emotionally, and financially. Failure to exercise this care is considered neglect.

Nursing home residents who are being neglected could be left without food, water, opportunities to bathe, shower, or use the bathroom for days or even weeks. The injuries and illnesses resulting from neglect are often devastating.

Types of Injuries Resulting from Neglect

Nursing home residents who are being neglected can endure critical and life-threatening injuries and illnesses resulting from the nursing home neglect. Some of the more common types of injuries they may experience include:

  • Improper Hygiene – Nursing home facilities are required to assist residents in using the bathroom, bathing, brushing their teeth, and otherwise practicing proper hygiene. Those residents who do not receive adequate hygiene can experience infections, tooth decay, or be covered in dirt.
  • Dehydration and Malnutrition – When nursing home staff members fail to provide residents with proper hydration and adequate nutrition, residents can suffer considerable weight loss, dizziness, confusion, muscle loss, and even death.
  • Infections – Wounds that are left untreated by the nursing home staff or the abuser can become infected and cause sepsis which can lead to death.
  • Improper Medications – Failure to provide nursing home residents with prescription medication or providing prescription medications in improper doses is considered neglect and nursing home abuse.
  • Bedsores – Bedsores are open wounds on the body — usually around an elderly person’s hips, neck, or back — that can be caused by nursing home abuse when healthcare providers do not take necessary steps to treat or prevent bedsores.

Nursing Home Injury Laws

Nursing home residents and their families should have confidence that the facility provides the care patients deserve. If they don’t, you can hold them accountable under Colorado law.

Resident Rights

Nursing homes and their staff are responsible for upholding the following patient rights:

  • The right to privacy
  • The right to receive adequate healthcare
  • The right to choose their own healthcare facility
  • Religious freedom
  • The right to manage their own finances
  • The right to obtain copies of nursing home facility rules and regulations
  • The right to fair treatment and dignity
  • The right to express their concerns without the fear of retaliation
  • The right to be transferred or discharged from a nursing home after raising concerns or filing a complaint
  • The right to be free from physical, sexual, emotional, or financial abuse
  • The right to be informed of medical conditions and potential treatment options
  • The right to information regarding nursing home services and costs

Filing a Complaint

You may file a complaint with the Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment to initiate a government-led investigation into the suspected abuse or neglect.

What Compensation Can You Recover?

You have the right to be compensated for every loss you have suffered due to your injuries. This includes economic and non-economic damages.

Damages in an Injury Claim

Some commonly awarded losses recovered in nursing home injury claims include:

  • Emotional distress
  • Permanent physical disabilities
  • Medical expenses
  • Relocation expenses
  • Physical pain and suffering
  • Skin scarring and disfigurement
  • Long-term care costs
  • Medical equipment fees

Wrongful Death Damages

If your loved one passed away due to nursing home injuries in Denver, your family may recover compensation through a wrongful death lawsuit. Damages awarded in Denver wrongful death claims include:

  • Burial and funeral expenses
  • Loss of income and financial support in some cases
  • The decedent’s medical expenses
  • Non-economic damages such as pain and suffering, grief, and loss of companionship

Punitive damages may also apply to your case. These are awarded by the Denver civil court systems when they find the defendant’s actions reprehensible or grossly negligent.

How Nursing Home Justice Can Help

Nursing Home Justice, led by attorney Mac Hester, is here to carefully examine the details of your case to help you hold the viable parties accountable. Your compassionate legal advocate is here to help you get justice by:

  • Meeting to Discuss Your Case – Attorney Mac Hester is prepared to meet with you personally to learn more about the abuse you endured, the injuries you sustained, and your legal options.
  • Investigating the Cause of Your Injuries – Your nursing home injury lawyer will conduct an in-depth investigation to secure compelling evidence such as medical records, staff statements, corporate documents, communications exchanges, and more.
  • Recovering Maximum Compensation – Nursing Home Justice will go over your economic and non-economic damages in great detail to ensure no loss goes unaccounted for and you have your greatest opportunity to recover your damages in their entirety.

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