Call Today for a Free Consultation
602.457.6222 623.455.6603 480.588.8508 520.308.6762

Glendale Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers

Was Your Loved One the Victim of Abuse or Neglect in a Nursing Home?

Abuse of the elderly in nursing homes continues to be an issue. It's horrible to think about our parents, grandparents, friends or loved ones - people who deserve a great deal of care and respect - being mistreated in a nursing home by the people who are supposed to protect them. Unfortunately, it happens all too often.

It's a scary prospect, but if you have a loved one in a nursing home facility or an assisted living facility and you suspect that there's abuse going on, it's vital to investigate the situation further. Depending on what you find, you may even consider hiring legal representation to file a claim against the nursing home.

In these kinds of claims, the very first priority is to ensure that the victim being abused is taken out of the abusive situation and is protected, properly cared for, and compensated for the injuries and pain and suffering they sustained. Once that's achieved though, it's also important to hold the negligent party responsible for their actions - and what better way to do that then through a personal injury law suit. Such a law suit will punish the at fault party as well as send a message to nursing home operators that such behavior is unacceptable. In addition, it will also help to protect other patients residing in the nursing home or assisted living facility.

What's the Difference Between Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect?

Nursing home abuse is really quite broad and there are many different kinds of each. But nursing home neglect typically involves not making sure a person is safe and cared for. For example, if a patient is not very steady on their feet - and has an increased tendency to fall - then neglect would entail not taking any measures to protect that patient or resident.

When neglect goes beyond these simple mistakes, it becomes abuse. Abuse can be anything from restraining, hitting, slapping, pushing, shoving, over-medicating or under-medicating, or not giving the patient enough food or water. Because of this kind of abuse, the elderly victim might suffer from bruises, cuts, swelling, broken bones, and other kinds of physical injuries - all at the hands of supposed caretakers.

If I Suspect Elder Abuse in a Glendale Nursing Home, What Should I Do?

Even if you do witness one of the signs or symptoms of elder abuse listed above, that doesn't always mean there is in fact actual abuse or neglect going on. So it's important to investigate any signs or symptoms you see. Ask questions and try to uncover the causes. There may be a reasonable explanation for them. Also, be sure to visit your loved one regularly and pop in unexpectedly to ensure they are receiving adequate care.

If your investigation leads you to uncover abuse, then it's time to contact an Glendale personal injury attorney. At Breyer Law Offices, P.C., we are experienced attorneys and know the law under the Arizona Adult Protective Services Act. We are happy to provide you with the information and answers you require to make the best decision for you and your loved one.

Speak with a Glendale AZ Nursing Home Abuse Attorney

Please contact our Glendale nursing home abuse attorneys to schedule a free, no obligation consultation with The Husband & Wife Law Team.

Call today for a free consultation
(602) 457-6222 (623) 455-6603 (480) 588-8508 (520) 308-6762
EspaƱol (602) 222-8787
Attorney Representation in Phoenix Arizona Since 1996

Glendale Arizona Elder Abuse Attorney Disclaimer: The legal information presented at this site should not be construed to be formal legal advice, nor the formation of a lawyer or attorney client relationship. Any results set forth herein are based upon the facts of that particular case and do not represent a promise or guarantee. Please contact a lawyer for a consultation on your particular legal matter. This web site is not intended to solicit clients for matters outside of the state of Arizona.

© 2017 Breyer Law Offices, P.C. - All rights reserved. Serving all areas of Arizona.

The information offered by Breyer Law Offices and contained herein, regarding Arizona statutes and claimants' rights is general in scope. No attorney-client relationship with our attorneys is hereby formed nor is the personal injury information herein intended as formal legal advice. Please contact a lawyer regarding your specific inquiry.

Breyer Law Offices, P.C. Locations: East Valley Phoenix - 3840 E. Ray Road, Phoenix AZ 85044Avondale - 12725 W. Indian School Road, Suite E-101, Avondale, AZ 85323Tucson - 2 East Congress Street, Suite 900, Tucson, AZ 85701Phoenix - 15715 S. 46th Street, Phoenix, AZ 85048Mesa - 3707 E. Southern Avenue, Suite 1026, Mesa, AZ 85206Phoenix - 2942 N. 24th Street, Suite 114, Phoenix, AZ 85016

Website, SEO and Legal Internet Marketing by: SLS ConsultingSLS Consulting | Sitemap | Privacy Policy