If a loved one or family member was injured due to neglect or abuse at a Fort Collins nursing home facility, it’s important that you contact an experienced lawyer as soon as you can. Nursing home residents are supposed to be safe and taken care of, but unfortunately, neglect and abuse at the hands of the staff does occur.
Nursing home neglect and abuse claims can stem from a variety of scenarios; here are a few that are more common to see:
This typically occurs when a caregiver inflicts intentional pain or suffering on the resident. Due to the fragile, helpless nature of many nursing home occupants, they are unable to defend themselves and/or report the abuse adequately. Physical abuse, sexual abuse, emotional abuse, and psychological abuse all occur within the confines of nursing home walls, and must be taken seriously.
This is a failure to properly care for a nursing home resident, and signs include bed sores, infections, malnutrition, dehydration, bruising, and depression. It can be the result of employee failure to properly assist the resident in eating or drinking, employee failure to assist with bathroom activities including restroom and showering, employee failure to move or reposition a resident who is unable to do so on their own, as well as employee failure to respond to calls for assistance.
This occurs when employee’s intentionally embezzle, steal, take or misuse the money or property of a nursing home resident without consent.
It is imperative that you contact the best Fort Collins nursing home abuse and neglect attorney as soon as you become aware of the situation in order to protect your loved one and get the resolution you need quickly. Acting quickly in situations such as these can literally be the difference in life and death in some cases, and the situation must be handled properly. Time is also of the essence because you only have two years following the incident to file a lawsuit.
You need a top Fort Collins nursing neglect and abuse lawyer to help you prove your case. This can be an in-depth process that requires an experienced professional who can look over the details and investigate where necessary.
Attorney Mac Hester has experience in representing nursing home neglect and abuse victims. He has substantial knowledge of the ins and outs of these cases, and can help you and your loved ones get the compensation they deserve.
Give us a call for a free consultation. If, due to your injuries, you can’t make it to our location, we will come to you.