Do you suspect your loved one is enduring nursing home abuse or neglect? Are you being abused or neglected in your assisted living or nursing home facility in Colorado?
Stop the abuse today. Report your concerns to the appropriate authorities. And, with help from a compassionate nursing home abuse lawyer at Nursing Home Justice, you can bring the abuser and all other parties who share fault to justice.
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It takes an experienced lawyer with knowledge of Colorado law to navigate the complexities of nursing home abuse and neglect claims. Nursing Home Justice helps victims understand the signs of abuse and how to report their suffering to the state.
Our founding attorney Mac Hester has over 35 years of experience and ensures your case receives the time and attention it deserves.
He will make sure not only that your complaint is filed with the proper authorities, but will also keep you informed every step of the way and help you recover medically and monetarily.
Nursing home abuse and neglect can take many forms. When you have a reason to believe you or your loved one is being abused by their caregivers, it’s critical to take steps to report your concerns.
You should file a complaint when you or your loved one suffers from the following types of abuse:
When you suspect abuse or neglect in an assisted living facility, rehabilitation facility, nursing home, or any other disabled care facility, you can take action by calling Nursing Home Justice.
We have a complete understanding of how nursing home abuse and neglect cases work and how to make the liable party pay.
Your Regional Ombudsman can advocate for patient rights and investigate your claims of abuse or neglect in a disabled care facility or nursing home environment.
Reporting your concerns of abuse and neglect to the nursing home is critical. This may also be the appropriate time to remove yourself or your loved one from the facility, as a failure to do so could be seen as not taking your claims of abuse or neglect seriously.
Once you have retained legal representation, your next step could be to file a complaint against the elder or disabled care facility with the Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment.
Anyone who has concerns or knowledge of abuse or neglect within healthcare facilities across Denver or the state of Colorado can file a complaint. This includes the nursing home resident, the resident’s family, friends, concerned citizens, and healthcare providers.
When filing your report for nursing home abuse, there are several vital pieces of information you should include in your complaint. These include:
Be sure to include evidence to support your case. Some essential pieces of evidence that could be used to prove liability in your nursing home abuse or neglect report include:
Individuals who do not want their identity known but still want to report their findings can do so anonymously.
You will need to provide the Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment with enough information so they can adequately investigate your complaint if you’re going to report your concerns anonymously.
When you file your complaint, investigators will not share your name or personal information with any healthcare facilities unless they have been instructed to do so.
Once you have reported your complaint to the Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment, they will begin reviewing it and prioritizing it based on whether the patient is experiencing actual harm or potential harm.
Staff will begin to investigate by interviewing residents, patient family members, facility staff, and the facilities records in general.
This can help determine whether complaints have been made against the healthcare facility in question in the past.
Upon completing the investigation, the Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment will reach out and provide you with a written summary of their findings.
Depending on whether the Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment can verify the allegations made against the facility in question, the healthcare facility could face serious consequences.
If a facility does not comply with state laws or regulations, they can be cited and be ordered to correct violations accordingly.
If the state agency cannot verify the allegations of abuse, they nevertheless issue a statement that their lack of verification does not mean that the incident did not occur.
It just means that there was not sufficient information to make a determination of abuse at that time. You, or your attorney, can continue to investigate the abuse and provide additional information.
The Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment’s investigation into the nursing home abuse in question can help support your civil claim against the liable party.
If they’re able to verify the allegations made, this could prove to be valuable evidence to support your case against those responsible for abusing you or your loved one.
When the evidence proves liability based on a preponderance of the evidence, you and your family could be awarded the compensation you are entitled to.
Reporting the abuse to the appropriate entities is the first step toward your recovery. Nursing Home Justice will also guide you through the other necessary phases of the claims process.