Denver Nursing Home Abuse Attorneys
Nursing home abuse can shatter lives. When you or a loved one has been the target of any form of nursing home abuse, understanding your options for fighting back – and holding the abuser(s) accountable – can be central to recovering and rebuilding your life.
At the Law Office of James H. Guest, our Denver lawyers are committed to helping the victims of nursing home abuse seek the justice and compensation they deserve. Aggressive and diligent, we will fight to advocate your rights, protect your interests and help you financially recover in the aftermath of nursing home abuse.
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What Is Nursing Home Abuse?
Nursing home abuse can be physical, emotional, sexual and/or financial in nature. Some examples include:
- Physical abuse like improperly restraining residents or hitting, kicking or pushing residents
- Emotional abuse, such yelling, insulting, threatening, humiliating or swearing at residents
- Sexual abuse like sexual assault or improper touching
- Financial abuse, such as stealing from residents.
Here, it’s important to note that:
- Nursing home abuse can be perpetrated by various parties, including nursing home staff, other residents or visitors to the home.
- There is a distinction between nursing home abuse and nursing home neglect. While abuse involves intentionally inflicting harm, neglect typically involves failure to provide the necessary care or basic support. Despite this difference, however, nursing home abuse and neglect can be the basis of personal injury claims.
- Signs of nursing home abuse and neglect can include emotional withdrawal, anxiety, depression and sudden, dramatic weight loss (outside of a physical condition). Being familiar with these signs is important to knowing when to seek help for a loved one who may be the victim of nursing home abuse.
What to Do About Nursing Home Abuse
If you have been the target of nursing home abuse – or if you suspect a loved one is the victim of nursing home abuse (and/or neglect):
- Seek immediate medical care if necessary – If the abuse has caused injuries or put the victim’s health (or life) in danger, getting the proper medical treatments and care should be the top priority.
- Report the abuse – If the abuse was criminal in nature, file a report with police. If not or in addition to making a police report, you can also report nursing home abuse to the Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment (CDPHE). The DCPHE report can be filed anonymously, and it will spark an investigation into the claim (and facility). The results of that investigation could lead to fines, sanctions and/or facility closures.
- Contact a lawyer – An attorney can analyze the facts and evidence and inform you of your legal options for seeking recovery. A lawyer can also identify all liable parties and help you proceed with a claim.
While you and your loved ones focus on healing from the damage caused by nursing home abuse, you can count on a Denver personal injury lawyer at the Law Office of James H. Guest for:
- Effective advocacy and high-quality representation
- Help seeking the compensation and justice you’re entitled to.
Contact a Denver Personal Injury Lawyer at the Law Office of James H. Guest
Call (303) 292-2992 or email our firm for a free consultation and important insights regarding your possible nursing home abuse claim. A Denver personal injury lawyer at the Law Office of James H. Guest is ready to explain your rights and options and help you proceed with your financial recovery.
Known for providing comprehensive legal representation to the victims of negligence, our attorneys are dedicated to helping the injured recover the compensation they deserve for their medical bills, lost wages and other losses.
While compensation can never undo the damage caused by nursing home abuse and neglect, it can be central to helping victims get the care, help and support they need to heal in the aftermath.
From offices in Denver, we are proud to represent both clients from across the state of Colorado in nursing home abuse and neglect claims.