When a loved one goes to live in a nursing home, assisted living facility or group home, we expect that the doctors, nurses and staff will provide our family member with a high standard of care. When this standard is not met, serious injuries, illness and even death can result. If someone you care about has suffered due to the negligence of a medical professional, caregiver or the general negligence of a facility, we want to help you.
Sometimes people feel guilty when their elderly or disabled family members become injured in the care of a facility they trusted. At the Vance & Larson Law Firm, in Alamosa, Colorado, we are here to tell you that it is not your fault. Our job is to identify the person or company that is at fault and hold that individual or company responsible for the pain, suffering, medical bills and emotional hardship that resulted.
Bedsores And Malnutrition · Lawyers Serving Monte Vista And Throughout The San Luis Valley
Most nursing home injuries are the direct result of negligence. There are regulations in place that require proper staffing, equipment and care. When these laws are not followed, illness, infection, injuries and accidents are often the direct results. Some examples include:
- Malnutrition and dehydration
- Food poisoning
- Medication/prescription errors
- Falls and broken bones
- Injuries resulting from failure to monitor
- Injuries resulting from poor supervision/wandering off
- Wrongful death
Nursing Home Wrongful Death Claims
When an elderly person suffers an injury or illness, it can be much more serious than it would be for a younger individual. For example, a bedsore can lead to an infection that an older person’s body can’t easily fight off. Sadly, nursing home injuries often lead to lives ending prematurely. Even if your loved one was elderly, if negligence was involved in his or her death, you likely have a legitimate wrongful death claim. Contact our experienced personal injury attorneys to learn more about how they can help you through this difficult time.
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Our Alamosa nursing home injuries lawyers have helped hundreds of injured people and their families. Let us help you too. Contact Vance & Larson Law Firm at 719-496-2244. Consultations are free, even if we don’t take your case.