Types of Nursing Home Abuse Claims

Most nursing home abuse claims in Denver can be linked to abuse or neglect. Neglect occurs when the personnel of the nursing home fail to provide the kind of care and attention that the elderly resident needs. For example, failure to change clothes every day, failure to maintain a clean and sanitary environment for the resident, failure to change bedcovers, failure to turn the person over often enough to prevent pressure ulcers or bedsores-all of these may be signs of neglect.

If you see signs that your loved one is living in unsanitary or unclean conditions, or has bedsores, or is generally not being well looked after, then you need to look into shifting your loved one from that facility. You must consider speaking to a Denver nursing home abuse lawyer to discuss whether you can recover damages for the neglect of your loved one.

Nursing home abuse claims may also be based on abuse of a person. For instance, there may be physical abuse in which a person is restrained, beaten, hit, kicked, or subject to other types of abuse. There may intimidation, isolation or other forms of psychological abuse. It is also not uncommon for elderly residents to be subjected to sexual abuse in a nursing facility.

If you have reason to believe that your loved one is currently being treated badly in a nursing home, speak to a Denver nursing home abuse lawyer to understand what you can do next.

By: Dallas Norton

Dallas Norton, the founding partner of Norton & Bowers, has practiced law with a focus on personal injury since 1992. Mr. Norton has extensive Colorado roots including grade school in Arvada and high school in Denver. He earned his J.D. from Brigham Young University Law School in 1991. When working on behalf of clients, Mr. Norton draws upon his extensive background in psychology and human resources.