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Elder Abuse & Neglect at Nursing Homes

When family members make the difficult decision to move a parent or other elderly loved one to a nursing home or assisted living facility, they rely on the staff to provide professional and loving care. Too often, that trust is misplaced and the resident suffers from neglect or abuse.

Approximately one in three nursing homes in the U.S. is cited for resident abuse every year. If you suspect that someone you know has been injured as a result of negligence or abuse, contact a lawyer with experience in these cases as soon as possible. A skilled Phoenix personal injury abuse attorney can explain what steps should be taken to protect the patient and can offer guidance on how to proceed with a claim for damages. Sehabla español.

To get started, contact our firm at (602) 483-6114. We can begin an investigation that builds a strong case immediately after our firm is hired to represent a nursing home resident.

Causes & Types of Nursing Home Negligence

The root cause of nursing home negligence can usually be traced to the management’s focus on profits at the expense of patient safety. Staff are often poorly paid, poorly trained, and poorly supervised. Not every injury is the result of negligence, and many aids and nurses are capable and professional. However, our attorneys suggest you insist on good explanations if you observe the following or any other potential signs of nursing home neglect or abuse:

  • Bedsores (decubitus ulcers), resulting from a failure to keep a patient clean, to turn a bedridden patient on a schedule, or to provide an airbed.
  • Bruises or fractures from falls, injuries that often happen during transfers from wheelchairs, beds, or commodes.
  • Wandering or elopement of patients who, despite diagnoses of Alzheimer’s or dementia, are poorly supervised.
  • A patient who is fearful or nervous when a staff member approaches as the result of physical, emotional, or sexual abuse.
  • Patients physically restrained or over-sedated.
  • Medication errors or poorly kept patient records.

Act quickly if you suspect abuse or neglect, and call our offices at (602) 483-6114. Your initial consultation is free.

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