Protecting Your Elderly Loved Ones From Nursing Home Negligence
When a loved one is in another person’s care, you expect that his or her best interests will be a priority. If a nursing home accident, illness or injury occurs, it can be devastating. Knowing that a care provider has not done his or her duty can make dealing with a legal claim seem extremely overwhelming. Our experienced team is here to help you through each step of the process.
Located in Fort Collins, Colorado, VanMeveren Law Group, P.C., is an established law firm that represents people throughout Northern Colorado and Wyoming. We are exclusively dedicated to handling personal injury claims, and offer our clients legal services delivered with the highest level of professionalism and integrity.
Investigating The Accident
In many circumstances, individuals in nursing home and care facilities are unable to communicate the details of an accident or event that occurred. If they are unable to verbally communicate how the incident occurred, determining the details of the accident can be more difficult.
When you work with our firm, we will thoroughly investigate the nature of the accident, including the policies and procedures of the nursing home or care facility. Our lawyers will look for breaches in security, signs of neglect and other indications that your loved one was not treated with the appropriate level of care.
Advocating For You And Your Loved One
We will hold the appropriate parties accountable for their actions and ensure that you and your loved one receive fair and just compensation. Our Fort Collins nursing home negligence attorneys will represent your interests if your loved one has suffered a serious injury involving:
- Wandering off
- Neglectful care
Signs Of Neglect Or Abuse
There are often signs that point to neglect or abuse occurring in a nursing home. Elderly residents are often hesitant to discuss issues or concerns, even with their family members. However, loved ones can be vigilant and identify signs that there may be an issue, such as:
- Acting fearful around staff or other residents
- Changes in personality
- Acting unusually docile or calm, a sign of overmedication
- Unexplained injuries
- Personal items that have gone missing
- Financial issues, such as unexplained bank withdrawals or credit card charges