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Assault

Frost & Beck, P.C. is a Colorado law firm devoted solely to victims of nursing home abuse and neglect and their families.

Nursing Home Assault Attorneys in Denver

Bringing Justice to Those Who Harm the Elderly Throughout Colorado

Nursing homes are meant to be safe places for your loved ones in need of elder care. However, the sad reality is that nursing home abuse occurs more often than we like to imagine.

Frost & Beck, P.C. was founded to bring justice to those individuals or facilities who allow harm to come to the people in their care. We believe abuse such as elder assault is reprehensible and seek to stop it no matter the cost.

If you or a family member has been assaulted while in the care of a nursing home, give us a call at (720) 408-4402 or contact us online. We will help you and your loved one receive the compensation you deserve.

How Common Is Nursing Home Abuse?

Choosing the right nursing home and placing your relative in the care of others can already be difficult enough—imagine the pain of learning your loved one was mistreated upon arrival. Unfortunately, cases of a resident being abused in elder care are more common than you may think.

Nursing Home Abuse Statistics

According to the National Center for Victims of Crime, 5% to 10% of self-reported elder abuse is physical—it is suspected that even more instances of abuse go unreported because the resident is either too scared, embarrassed, or confused to admit what happened. In other cases, they may be too ill to realize what is happening, especially if they have a condition like dementia.

Common Signs of Nursing Home Abuse

If your loved one has injuries that haven’t been documented or exhibits behavior that seems unusual, abuse such as an assault may have taken place. Broken bones and bruises are often the most tell-tale signs.

Signs of nursing home assault include, but may not be limited to:

  • Broken possessions
  • Frequent injuries
  • Inability to access your loved one alone
  • Sudden, unexplained behavioral changes
  • Symmetric injuries
  • Unexplained injuries
  • Your loved one (or someone else) telling you of an assault

If your family member in residence actually tells you that an assault has taken place, take them very seriously. Report it immediately, take steps to put your loved one in a safe place, and consult a lawyer regarding possible damages you may be entitled to.

When to Report Elder Assault

If you know or believe your loved one is in danger, contact the authorities immediately. They can help get your family member to safety as well as file an official police report documenting the assault.

You may also wish to report the incident to the National Center on Elder Abuse as well as any local agencies related to nursing home assault. Next, contact a nursing home assault lawyer. An attorney, such as the experienced partners of Frost & Beck, P.C., can assist you throughout each stage of filing a lawsuit and winning compensation.

How Do You Prove Elder Assault?

To prove an assault occurred and should be punished, you will want to show that:

  • The nursing home had a legal duty to care for the victim (this is usually through a signed contract)
  • The nursing home failed to meet the resident’s needs and harmed the resident either through negligence or intentional acts of violence
  • The resident suffered from serious, long-term, or permanent injuries that they can produce evidence of

Typically, such cases result in civil lawsuits rather than criminal charges.

Upon winning your case, you and your loved one will be granted compensation to cover:

  • Any medical bills
  • Pain and suffering
  • The cost of moving to a new nursing home
  • And more

You will have also taken steps to ensure the offending individual or entity never being harm to anyone ever again.

To learn more about how we can help you and your elderly loved one, contact us online or call (720) 408-4402 right away. We look forward to helping you and your family find the peace and justice you deserve.