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