We trust the care of our elderly loved ones to nursing home facilities and their staff. We want them to provide the level of care and respect that we would give to our loved ones ourselves.
Sadly, according to The National Center On Elder Abuse, over 30 percent of nursing homes in the United States engage in some form of resident abuse.
If you suspect that your loved one has been subjected to abuse by his or her caregivers and has suffered severe injuries, call for your free consultation today at (303) 796-0555. The nursing home abuse attorneys at Shafner Law can help you through this difficult time.
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Causes of Nursing Home Abuse
Over half of nursing homes in Colorado and the United States are understaffed. This leads to neglect and abuse because the staff are overworked and covering up abuse is easier with fewer people interacting with the patients.
In general, nursing home abuse results from:
- Unqualified, inadequate, and poorly trained staff
- Negligent care for the upkeep of the grounds, buildings, and equipment on the premises
- Isolating nursing home residents
- Hiring caregivers with a violent history
Your Case Against the Nursing Home
In Colorado, our nursing home abuse attorneys can help you can take action against an abusive nursing home facility in one of two ways: negligence action or breach of contract.
In a claim for negligence, you are claiming that the nursing home owed a duty of care to your loved one and breached that duty through careless, malicious, or neglectful conduct by the staff, and that breach of care caused the injuries that your loved one sustained.
Depending on the language of the contract you signed for care of your loved one, you may be able to pursue a claim for breach of contract for the facility failing to uphold the care promised in the contract.
Our experienced nursing home abuse attorneys can help you identify signs of abuse and determine the best course of action to ensure your loved one is getting the care they need while holding the parties responsible for injury accountable.
Did your elderly loved one suffer injuries at the hands of his or her caregivers? Call Shafner Law today at (303) 796-0555 for your free case consultation with an experienced attorney. Based in Denver, we represent clients throughout Colorado.