Placing a loved one in a nursing home or long-term care facility is a decision that families take very seriously. Most families visit the nursing home on multiple occasions, meet with potential care providers, and research the facility's background. When a family suspects a loved one is being abused or neglected in the facility they so carefully chose, many questions arise. How did this happen? What legal options are available? At Downs, McDonough & Cowan, LLC, we strive to find answers to these questions and seek accountability from negligent facilities.
Abuse and neglect affect nursing home residents in similar manners. Abuse and neglect puts nursing home residents in harm's way and severely impairs the enjoyment of their golden years. Abuse is the action of inflicting physical harm upon a person. Elder neglect is inaction – failing to perform a necessary task to maintain the safety and health of a resident. Our Colorado lawyers can educates clients about the rights and options available to addresses issues of abuse and neglect. These issues include:
- Diabetic ulcers, commonly known as bedsores
- Medication errors
- Trips and falls
- Physical abuse
- Broken bones
- Infections and Sepsis
- Wrongful death
Whether the injuries were intentional or doctor's orders were not followed, your loved one can be seriously harmed. Contact our firm to discuss incidents of nursing home abuse or neglect in Colorado or other concerns you have during a free initial consultation with an experienced lawyer by phone or by email.