Nursing Home and Elder Abuse

Get Dependable Advice From Aurora Elder Abuse Attorneys At Norton Law Offices!

Denver Elder Abuse Attorneys

Colorado Nursing Home Accident and Elder Abuse Attorney

A shocking 1 to 2 million elderly Americans, over the age of 65, have been injured or abused by someone who is supposed to be caring for them – this includes injuries suffered while in the care of a Colorado nursing home. While these statistics may come as quite a surprise, it may not actually account for all those that are abused. Data on elder abuse suggests that only 1 in 14 incidents of elder abuse are actually reported to the authorities. If you or someone you love is a victim of elder abuse, it is important to know that the Colorado law is on your side.

In general, there are 5 main types of elder abuse:

  1. Physical Abuse
  2. Emotional or Mental Abuse
  3. Neglect
  4. Sexual Abuse
  5. Financial Abuse

While some forms of elder abuse may be easier to recognize, it is important to remember that all forms of abuse can be devastating. One of the most unrecognized but fastest growing forms of abuse is financial abuse. It is estimated that over 5 million elderly Americans are victims of financial abuse. As people age, they become more and more dependent on caregivers to perform a variety of daily activities— including managing their money. Financial abuse can range from direct embezzlement to improper use of their funds and unfortunately it is often unreported. Statistics estimate that 1 out of 25 cases of financial abuse are actually reported to the authorities.

If you or someone you love is a victim of elder abuse, it is important to remember that YOU are not alone. A Colorado elder abuse attorney can review your case and help you protect your loved one from being exploited. In some situations, a restraining order or criminal charges may need to be filed and your elder abuse attorney will be able to review all of your legal options with you.

Norton Law Offices offers free consultations, and nearly always takes cases on a contingent fee basis. That means that we only collect an attorney’s fee if we are successful on your behalf in settling your claims or winning at trial. Nursing homes have attorneys on their side. Put the Norton Law Offices on yours.

We offer attentive and personalized service that reflects your needs and answers your nursing home abuse and elder abuse questions. For more information about our ability to represent your interests effectively, contact Aurora elder abuse attorneys at Norton Law Offices today at 720-600-4670.