Nursing Home Negligence
As life expectancy continues to increase, more elderly people in the U.S. need to transition from living independently to assisted living facilities or nursing homes. This is an emotional decision. Adult children do everything they can to make sure their parents are living in a safe environment with properly trained individuals to care for them.
Unfortunately, no matter how thoroughly one researches a facility, nursing home abuse or neglect can occur. News headlines regularly report on despicable treatment that elderly residents of are subjected to, including malnutrition, physical abuse, psychological abuse or complete neglect for injuries or illness.
The ramifications of nursing home neglect can be serious or even fatal. If you are the victim of nursing home neglect or you suspect a loved one is the victim of nursing home neglect, it is important to act immediately. The Viorst Law Offices, P.C., in Denver, will guide you through the necessary steps to report nursing home neglect and pursue a lawsuit against the responsible parties.
Signs Of Neglect
Neglect in nursing home care occurs in many different forms. Most facilities are privately owned and management may be more concerned about profits and keeping expenses low than providing properly trained caretakers or staffing sufficiently so employees are not overworked.
Some instances of neglect can be difficult to identify. Some signs that may raise concern are:
- Unexplained bruises or abrasions
- Unexplained falls
- A loved one reports he or she is restrained unnecessarily
- Weight loss or loss of appetite
- Loss of energy or mental acuity
- Isolation or other drastic changes in behavior
- Inattention to personal hygiene
- Unsanitary conditions, including dirty bathrooms, hallways, dining halls or kitchen
Ready To Advocate For You
If you are concerned about the care an elderly spouse, parent or other relative is receiving, do not hesitate to act. Attorney Anthony J. Viorst will review the facts that have raised concerns and provide a candid assessment. If there is cause to file a lawsuit, Mr. Viorst will guide you through the process and build the strongest possible case. We can seek compensation for medical bills, pain and suffering from the loss of a loved one and more.
We represent families and individuals in metro Denver and throughout Colorado. Act promptly and schedule a free consultation with a lawyer who provides personalized attention with concern and compassion. Call 303-872-5712 or use our online contact form to schedule a meeting.