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Colorado Springs Nursing Home Abuse Attorneys

Our Colorado Springs nursing home abuse attorneys are the legal team that you can turn to when you or a loved one is a victim of nursing home abuse or neglect. When you suspect mistreatment in a care facility, you need help right away. The Bachus & Schanker, LLC, Colorado Springs nursing home abuse attorneys can help you exercise your rights and claim compensation.

The goal of our Colorado Springs personal injury attorneys is to ensure your loved one’s safety and well-being. We work aggressively to win each victim the financial compensation that they deserve. Take the first step by calling our Colorado Springs nursing home abuse attorneys today at (719) 888-8888 for a free consultation.

What Is a Nursing Home Abuse Lawsuit?

A nursing home abuse lawsuit is a legal claim. When you or a loved one is a victim of abuse and neglect, a lawsuit is your opportunity to hold the care facility responsible for what has occurred. The lawsuit demands a monetary payment as financial compensation for the fact that the abuse and neglect happened. 

By bringing a lawsuit, it is an opportunity for your loved one to receive justice because they were a victim of a legal wrong. As a result of a nursing home lawsuit, your loved one may receive financial compensation for injuries, damages, pain and suffering.

Do I Have a Nursing Home Abuse Case?

You have a nursing home abuse case if you or a loved one does not receive adequate care in a nursing home. Here are some examples of when you may have a valid case:

  • A resident fails to receive adequate food and becomes malnourished.
  • There is a lack of access to medical care in the facility.
  • Residents are locked in their rooms and don’t have access to the outdoors or the opportunity to socialize with other residents.
  • The facility doesn’t provide wheelchairs, walkers and handrails, so residents are unable to move around.
  • Intentional physical and mental abuse, including yelling, frightening or demeaning residents.
  • Embezzlement or other kinds of financial abuse.
  • Unresponsiveness when residents need help.
  • Failing to dispense medication appropriately.
  • Poor hygiene in a facility that allows diseases or viruses to spread.

Any kind of abuse or neglect may be actionable as a legal claim. Our team helps you investigate what happened in order to identify the causes of the abuse or neglect.

Colorado Springs Nursing Home Laws

Colorado has strong laws that establish the rights of nursing home residents. There are two sets of laws that may come into play when you bring a nursing home abuse case. First, you might bring your claim under the State of Colorado common law. The laws protect residents’ rights to live in safe conditions that meet a basic level of care. Of course, part of basic care is living without abuse and neglect. When harm occurs because of a failure on the part of the nursing home to provide adequate care, a victim may claim financial compensation.

In addition to common laws, you may also base a claim on the Colorado Protective Services for Adults At Risk laws. Colorado law 26-3.1-101 provides additional rights and protections for victims of nursing home abuse and neglect. When you’re a victim, you may exercise your rights under both sets of laws. Our attorneys can help you pursue your case effectively based on a carefully developed legal strategy unique to your situation.

What Can I Win in a Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect Lawsuit?

In a nursing home abuse and neglect lawsuit, you may win compensation for the financial losses that you have because of what happened. You may also win an additional amount for mental anguish and pain and suffering.

Economic losses may include:

  • Emergency room and urgent care bills
  • The cost of the ambulance
  • Expenses associated with transfer out of the facility
  • Property damage
  • Additional medical bills for medical conditions that become more serious because of the abuse
  • Rehabilitation costs
  • Mental health treatment costs like counseling and psychological care

Non-economic losses may include:

  • Physical pain
  • Mental injuries and mental anguish
  • Emotional anguish
  • Punitive damages (if you qualify)

There is not one uniform amount that everyone receives in compensation. The amount of damages you receive is based on how severe your injuries are and the expenses you have because of the abuse. However, remember that mental health and cruelty are a significant part of most nursing home cases. Do not underestimate the value of your case. Contact our team for an informed evaluation about the full extent of what your case may be worth.

What To Expect in a Nursing Home Lawsuit Consultation

When you meet with our attorneys, we want to hear the entire story. We begin by learning about you and your family. Expect us to take detailed notes and ask questions. It’s important for you to ask questions, too. Our team explains what laws apply and what you can expect to recover. We explain the legal process and what is involved in bringing a nursing home claim.

In a nursing home abuse and neglect case, it’s often vital to work quickly. We need to protect your loved one’s immediate safety. Multiple avenues may be appropriate to pursue, including making police reports, contacting state regulators and investigators and bringing your legal claim. Our team gives you the information that you need to make informed decisions. If you choose our legal representation, we get to work immediately on your case.

#1 Colorado Springs Nursing Home Abuse Attorneys

Contact the #1 Colorado Springs nursing home abuse attorneys at Bachus & Schanker, LLC. We’re determined to get justice for every abuse victim. When you don’t know where to turn, we’re ready to fight for you. 

We treat every client with the compassion and respect that they deserve. We know that the legal system can be daunting for victims. That’s why we’re trained and experienced to do everything it takes for you to receive financial compensation. Don’t worry – your call is confidential, and we never charge a fee for a consultation. See how we can represent you with no fees unless you win your case. Contact our Colorado Springs legal office today.

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