Colorado Nursing Home Laws

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Nursing Home Negligence or Abuse

Statute of Limitations Colorado Revised Statutes §13-80-102

  • Two years

Damages Cap Colorado Revised Statutes §13-21-102.5

  • Non-economic damages are limited to $468,000 unless the court finds justification to increase damages. If the court allows higher noneconomic damages, the amount may not exceed $936,030.
  • Derivative noneconomic damages may not exceed $408,010. These limits do not apply to compensatory damages for physical impairment or disfigurement.
  • Caps apply to each defendant rather than each plaintiff. If a plaintiff proves liability of multiple defendants, they will be allowed to max out the caps against each defendant.
  • Punitive damages shall not exceed three times the amount of actual damages.

Medical Malpractice

Statute of Limitations Colorado Revised Statutes §13-80-103

  • Two years after the cause of action. In no instance shall an action be brought more than three years after the act or omission that gave rise to the action.
  • If foreign object involved, two years from discovery of the object. Children under six years have until age eight to file suit.

Damages Cap Colorado Revised Statutes §13-64-302

  • $1 million per patient, including any claim for derivative non-economic loss or injury, of which not more than $300,000 shall be attributable to direct or derivative non-economic loss or injury (unless court determines that damages exceeding this limitation would be fair, then court may award in excess of the limitation the present value of additional past and future damages only).

Wrongful Death

Statute of Limitations Colorado Revised Statutes §13-80-102

  • Two years

Damages Cap Colorado Revised Statutes §13-21-102.5

  • Non-economic damages are limited to $250,000 unless the court finds justification to increase damages.
  • This limitation applies on a per-claim basis rather than a per-defendant basis.
  • There is no limitation on damages in the case of felonious killings.

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