Denver Nursing Home Neglect Lawyers
Neglect. It is the opposite of what we expect when we help our aging loved ones transition into a nursing home. Caregivers and staff are supposed to provide skilled and compassionate care, and they are supposed to be there when residents need someone to listen or provide a helping hand.
If you or a loved one has experienced neglect in a nursing home, you deserve help. Neglect is never okay, and it is typically not a problem that goes away on its own. At Levine Law, we have decades of experience helping nursing home residents and their families. We can help you obtain financial compensation for the physical, emotional and financial costs of neglect, and we will make sure you and your family receive the compassionate care you deserve.
Nursing Home Neglect in Colorado
Sadly, neglect in nursing homes is far too common. In fact, according to some studies, it is the norm.
According to the National Center on Elder Abuse (NCEA), on average, as many as one in 10 nursing home residents will experience some form of abuse or neglect. However, in some nursing homes, the rate is significantly higher, as understaffing, employment of inadequately-trained caregivers and other issues can all lead to chronic neglect of residents’ basic needs.
What is Nursing Home Neglect?
In Colorado, all nursing homes are required to provide their residents with the quality of care necessary to meet their basic needs. This includes ensuring that residents receive adequate nutrition and hydration, take their medications as prescribed, receive necessary medical treatment, and have the social support structure needed to live happy and fulfilling lives. When nursing homes fail to meet their obligations, this is known as “nursing home neglect.” Nursing home neglect is a violation of residents’ rights, and it is a legal wrong for which financial compensation is available.
What Are the Consequences of Nursing Home Neglect?
In many cases, the consequences of nursing home neglect can be severe. Residents who do not receive adequate care can suffer from malnutrition and dehydration; they can go for extended periods without receiving treatment for illnesses and injuries; and they can suffer from anxiety, depression and other forms of physical and emotional harm. For elderly residents, these consequences can often have additional complications, and this makes it critical for anyone who suspects nursing home neglect to seek help as soon as possible.
What Are My Rights After Experiencing Nursing Home Neglect?
If you or an aging loved one has experienced neglect in a nursing home, you have the right to speak out. No one deserves to face the consequences of neglect, and nursing homes that neglect their residents need to be held legally accountable. Our legal team can help you take action, and we can make sure that you and your family recover the financial compensation you need for your medical bills, out-of-pocket expenses and other losses.
Get Started With a Free Consultation
The first step in protecting your rights is to schedule a free consultation with an attorney who is experienced in cases of nursing home neglect. To speak with a nursing home neglect attorney at Levine Law, please call our Denver offices at 303-333-8000 or request an appointment online today.