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When you place your loved one in a nursing home or assisted living facility, you should be able to trust that they are safe. However, nursing home abuse does occur, and victims deserve justice and compensation. Contact our Boulder nursing home abuse lawyer today if your loved one has been harmed. At Purvis Thomson, LLP, we understand these claims, and we want to make sure your family holds perpetrators of abuse accountable. 

Why Choose Purvis Thomson, LLP for This Nursing Home Abuse Claim?

  • At Purvis Thomson, LLP, we have spent more than 30 years helping injury victims and their families throughout Colorado receive the justice and compensation they are entitled to.
  • We believe that any type of nursing home abuse is abhorrent, and we will stop at nothing to get to the bottom of what happened.
  • We handle nursing home abuse cases in Boulder on a contingency fee basis, which means our clients pay zero legal fees until we successfully recover the compensation they are entitled to.

Types of Nursing Home Abuse

Nursing home abuse can occur in a wide variety of ways. When we examine the information from the National Center on Elder Abuse (NCEA), we can see that some of the most common types of abuse in these facilities include:

  • Physical abuse. This includes any intentional or reckless use of physical force on a nursing home resident that inflicts injury. Some of the most common types of physical abuse include slapping, shoving, kicking, shaking, pushing, pinching, and burning.
  • Sexual abuse. This includes any type of non-consensual sexual activity on an older adult perpetrated through threats, exploitation, or force. This can consist of sexual battery with or without penetration, oral sex, anal sex, and sexual harassment.
  • Emotional and psychological abuse. This type of abuse is the intentional infliction of distress, anguish, or pain on a nursing home resident through either verbal or nonverbal acts. This can occur as a result of verbal threats, intimidation, humiliation, harassment, insults, etc.
  • Neglect. Anytime a nursing home refuses to care for a person’s basic necessities, such as food, water, shelter, clothing, basic medical care, and safety, this is considered neglect.
  • Financial abuse. Financial abuse can occur anytime there is an improper or illegal use of a person’s assets or finances. This can include coercing a person into signing documents, misuse of bank accounts, the taking or selling of possessions, etc.

The National Council on Aging (NEA) states that around one out of every ten Americans over 60 have experienced some form of elder abuse and that as many as five million elderly Americans are abused each year. However, this number is likely far underreported, as studies indicate that most incidents of elder abuse are not reported to authorities.

Let a Boulder Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer Help Today

If your loved one has suffered from abuse in a nursing home in Boulder, CO, please reach out to the team at Purvis Thomson, LLP immediately. We will not hesitate to investigate every aspect of your claim and work to recover compensation on behalf of your loved one. When you need a Boulder nursing home abuse attorney, you can reach us for a free consultation of your case by contact us here or calling us at (720) 707-1229.