Denver, CO Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers for Cases of Abandonment
Few forms of nursing home and abuse are more troubling than abandonment. We trust nursing homes to provide our aging loved ones with care and fulfillment and learning that a family member has been abandoned in a nursing home can be devastating. In many cases, the consequences of abandonment are severe. Lack of access to nutrition and medications, inability to get out of a wheelchair or out of bed, lack of necessary medical treatment, severe emotional trauma – these are all likely results of nursing home residents facing abandonment.
All nursing homes in Colorado are subject to certain standards and regulations. These include requirements to adhere to residents’ care plans and provide residents with access to professional medical care. When nursing homes abandon their residents, they put their residents at risk for dangerous illnesses and injuries, and they deserve to be held fully accountable for the consequences of their actions.
Experienced Legal Representation for Denver Nursing Home Residents
At Levine Law, we provide experienced legal representation for Denver nursing home residents and their families. Our attorneys and professional staff members are passionate about fighting for victims of neglect and abuse, and our legal team is committed to ensuring that negligent and abusive nursing homes pay for their misdeeds. We understand the dire consequences that can result when senior citizens are abandoned in nursing homes; and, if you or your family is entitled to compensation, we want to make sure you recover the compensation you deserve.
Understanding When a Nursing Home Resident has been Abandoned
As with many other forms of nursing home neglect and abuse, it is not always easy to know when a resident has been abandoned. Abandonment can mean different things under different circumstances, and able-bodied senior citizens can be abandoned even if they are able to tend to their own basic needs. Examples of circumstances indicating that a nursing home has abandoned can include:
- Medications not being administered as prescribed
- Residents experiencing symptoms of malnutrition or dehydration
- Poor hygiene
- Residents not being able to access common areas
- Injuries consistent with slips and falls and other accidents where support should have been provided
- Bedsores (also known as pressure sores or pressure ulcers), which are avoidable with proper nursing home care
- Emotional withdrawal
Abandonment in a nursing home can be intentional, or it can be a result of understaffing, unqualified staff or other administrative issues. Regardless of the cause, abandonment is never okay, and it is not an issue that should be ignored. If you are concerned about the care an aging loved one is receiving in a Denver nursing home, we urge you to seek help, and we are happy to provide you with a free and confidential consultation.