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Fort Collins Nursing Home Abuse Attorneys


Our Fort Collins nursing home abuse attorneys are prepared to fight for your loved one when abuse occurs. Nursing home abuse and neglect are heartbreaking. It’s devastating when you find out a family member entered a care facility only to suffer. But you can fight back. Our Fort Collins personal injury lawyers can help you investigate, respond appropriately and seek justice for your loved one.
It’s time to hold the responsible party accountable for their abusive actions. Contact our Fort Collins nursing home abuse attorneys at (970) 222-2222 for a free consultation today.


What Is a Nursing Home Abuse Case?

A nursing home abuse case is a legal action that demands payment of compensation. You bring a civil case in court that states that you or your loved one is a victim of nursing home abuse. Although legal action cannot undo the harm, it can hold the wrongdoers accountable for their actions. It calls the offenders to account for their behavior in a public forum.
In addition to accountability, it can also provide your loved one with financial compensation that represents their medical bills, rehabilitation costs, and the terrible pain and suffering that results from the abuse.

Do I Have a Case for Nursing Home Abuse?

Nursing home abuse is sadly too common, and the abuse is often subtle. It can take many forms. Here are some things that might be actionable for nursing home abuse:

  • Poor hygiene, inattention to the physical needs of residents 
  • Neglect; being left alone for long periods 
  • A lack of access to appropriate medical care
  • Too few hand railings so that residents can move about their rooms and the facility; inadequate access to mobility devices like wheelchairs and walkers
  • Emotional abuse, mental cruelty
  • Secluding residents; not allowing them to socialize or exercise
  • Assault and battery, other types of intentional harm
  • Hiring too few workers; hiring unqualified workers
  • Financial exploitation  

Nursing home abuse is the absence of adequate care. When you live in a nursing home, you have the right to at least a basic level of care. If the nursing home fails to provide adequate care, harm may occur to a resident. The resident may claim financial compensation for their damages.

What Can You Win in a Nursing Home Abuse Case?

A nursing home abuse case aims to compensate the victim for the total of what they have been through. Damages that are both physical and emotional deserve compensation. Of course, when nursing home abuse first occurs, you may not know what happened, let alone what your damages are.
One of the ways our team of attorneys can assist you is by making sure the claim for compensation fairly represents the victim’s entire experience of abuse and suffering. Here are some of the categories of damages that may be available in a nursing home case:

  • Cost of transferring to another facility
  • Medical bills, emergency care and follow-up care
  • Expenses related to medical care if existing medical conditions are made worse because of the abuse or neglect
  • Rehabilitation, physical therapy
  • Prescription coverage
  • The cost of an evaluation to see exactly what the injuries are
  • Compensation for mental abuse and the cost of mental health treatment
  • Pain and suffering compensation
  • Punitive damages

Our attorneys care about helping victims, and we accept cases of all sizes. We are proud to represent the rights of victims, no matter the valued compensation. Whatever the circumstances are in your case, fighting for justice is our goal. We invite you to meet with our legal team to find out what you might stand to recover in your individual case.

How Can a Fort Collins Nursing Home Abuse Attorney Help Me?

A Fort Collins nursing home abuse attorney helps you respond appropriately and protect your loved one when you suspect nursing home abuse or neglect. They help you investigate what happened even when the nursing home doesn’t want to cooperate.
Our experienced nursing home abuse attorneys are your guides and advocates when you believe that you or a loved one may be the victim of nursing home abuse. Here are the things we do on your behalf:

  • Help you make the appropriate reports to the police and state agencies
  • Facilitate immediate removal of your love one from a facility, if necessary 
  • Investigation to determine what really happened; using legal procedures to demand production of records and information when the nursing home is not cooperative 
  • Speaking with the nursing home and witnesses on your behalf 
  • Gathering the evidence to prove your case 
  • Determining the value of your case based on the laws and evidence      
  • Handling the case from filing through resolution 
  • Negotiating the best settlement or taking the case to trial

Filing a nursing home abuse case is one remedy that may be available to help your loved one. It may also be appropriate to file a police report and a request for a state investigation when reporting elder abuse. You can pursue a nursing home abuse case and seek criminal remedies and other relief that may apply. In any case, it’s essential to take action immediately if you suspect abuse or neglect of a loved one.


Fort Collins Nursing Home Abuse Attorneys – Free Consultations

At Bachus & Schanker, LLC, we do whatever it takes to exercise your loved one’s full legal rights. By aggressively advocating for nursing home victims, we’re not only helping your loved one but also holding the nursing home accountable for what happened. We believe that we have an essential job in making society safer for seniors and other vulnerable people in Fort Collins and throughout Colorado.
Call us today at (970) 222-2222 for a free consultation about your nursing home abuse case. We invite you to have a confidential meeting with our legal team about your circumstances so we can get to work on your case right away. Let our legal advocates fight for the justice you or your loved one deserves.

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