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NURSING HOME ABUSE
EXPERIENCED LAWYERS HELPING THE ELDERLY
If you have entrusted care of your elderly relative to a nursing home facility, and they have not only done the job insufficiently, but your loved one has suffered because of their action or inaction, it is important to contact an attorney. There are standards set by the state of Arizona to ensure minimum care for elderly patients at a nursing facility, and there is no excuse for those standards not to be met. If your loved one has experienced abuse in a nursing home, call our Mesa nursing home abuse and neglect attorneys today to help end the poor treatment and secure compensation.
Our experienced attorneys have extensive experience handling sensitive nursing home abuse and neglect cases in Phoenix. There are several hundred nursing homes and assisted living centers around Phoenix and the greater metropolitan area. Every year, thousands of elderly people who require both medical help and assistance with daily living tasks are admitted to these nursing homes as a way of receiving the care and assistance they need.
When a family decides on Phoenix a nursing home, they are putting a lot of trust and investment in the facility and its workers to care for their elderly loved one. It is unthinkable that these nursing homes and their staff members would be negligent or abusive toward your loved one, but unfortunately, elderly abuse and neglect are very common occurrences that affect nursing home patients every year, sometimes even resulting in severe injury or wrongful death. As your dedicated Phoenix nursing home abuse and neglect attorney, I will litigate against any wrongful nursing home practices on your behalf. If one of your loved ones was injured or died due to negligence or abuse, you have rights. Call Cluff Injury Lawyers today for a free consultation and to start the compensation process for your loved one’s injuries, pain, and suffering.
MAKING A CASE AGAINST ELDERLY ABUSERS
NURSING HOME ABUSE ATTORNEY - KNOWING WHAT TO LOOK FOR
Signs of Nursing Home Abuse or Neglect
Elder abuse is against the law, and many states, including Arizona, have already enacted more specific laws to protect senior citizens from abusive acts, such as:
- Physical intimidation, including slapping, pushing or shaking
- Forcefully being restricted to one room
- Assault and battery
- Sexual assault and battery
- Unreasonable physical restraint
- Deprivation of food or water for an extended amount of time
- Improperly dispensing or withholding medication
It is unfortunate that the elderly are subjected to abuse and neglect, and it is terribly sad for loved ones to even believe that it could happen to someone they care about. It is important for you to pay attention to your loved one to ensure his or her safety.
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
HOW TO KNOW IF YOU HAVE A CASE
Nursing home abuse and neglect is both a civil and criminal offense, which means that nursing homes which abuse their elderly patients will face both criminal charges as well as lawsuits requiring compensation for the medical, mental, emotional, and physical damages that they caused. These damages are in relation to their elderly victims, but family members who experience pain and suffering may also be compensated, especially if a wrongful death was associated with the abuse.
It is important to pursue legal action immediately if you even suspect a little bit of abuse or negligence in your loved one’s nursing home. Most incidents of abuse rarely go reported, so you are your loved one’s first line of defense. Even if you aren’t entirely sure, it is wise to speak with a nursing home attorney as soon as you can. If you are sure, you may also want to call local authorities, with whom our law firm will work to bring these people to justice.
Critical Signs to Look For
- Frequent unexplained injuries
- Untreated wounds, cute, bruises, bedsores, or welts
- Complaints from the patient about mistreatment
- Unexplained changes in your loved one’s behaviors or attitude towards the facility
Although having one or more of these signs is not a definitive measure of abuse or neglect, it is a place to start if you have concerns for your loved one’s well-being. Do not dismiss any concerns you might have without talking to someone knowledgeable in the field of nursing home abuse. We have the experience and ability to find out what is going on, and ensuring any abuser pays for his or her crimes.
Nursing home abuse or neglect is a serious matter. When you entrust the care of your elderly loved one to a nursing home facility, you expect that he or she is treated with the respect and care they deserve. If you suspect neglect or abuse is occurring to your loved one, contact an attorney.
PHOENIX LEGAL HELP FOR NURSING HOME ABUSE AND NEGLECT
It can be devastating to discover any abuse, injury, or even death due to the fault of the nursing home facility and staff. The important thing to remember is that you have options if your elderly loved one has been victimized by his or her nursing home facility. Call Cluff Injury Lawyers today for a free consultation to see if you have a case.