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Avondale Nursing Home Abuse Attorneys

Protecting Vulnerable Seniors in Avondale

Everybody deserves to be treated with care and compassion. Sadly, millions of older Americans who live in nursing homes are subject to neglect and abuse every year. This behavior is simply unacceptable.

Your parents have spent a lifetime looking out for you. Now it’s time for them to relax and enjoy themselves. If they’re not being treated with the proper dignity and respect, we have to protect them.

At The Husband & Wife Law Team, our Avondale nursing home abuse lawyers are especially committed to defending those among us who are most vulnerable. If someone you love has been harmed by cruel, inadequate, or negligent nursing home treatment, we want to hear about it.

We’ve won millions of dollars in settlements for our clients. And we know how to hold people accountable for the hurtful things they do.

Call (623) 930-8064 to schedule a FREE consultation today.

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What Is Nursing Home Abuse?

Older Americans deserve humane treatment, and they must never be abused. Arizona law and federal statues require nursing homes to provide a decent quality of care at the very minimum. That means making sure all patients are clean and safe.

Examples of improper and inexcusable nursing home treatment include:

  • Bullying. Violence, the inappropriate use of restraints, isolation, and physical endangerment
  • Verbal and emotional abuse. Personal attacks, gaslighting, intimidation, threats, humiliation, and making derogatory comments or ethnic slurs
  • Sexual assault. Rape, sodomy, inappropriate touching, and exposure
  • Neglect. Leaving patients unattended, failure to bathe patients regularly, failure to report illnesses and injuries to medical staff, ignoring patient concerns, and failing to provide food, shelter, or hygiene assistance
  • Financial misconduct. Stealing a patient’s money or personal property

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Signs Your Loved Is Being Abused

It’s horrifying to contemplate the abuse suffered by patients in nursing homes every day. If you suspect your loved one is being mistreated, here are some signs to look for:

  • Bruises
  • Broken bones
  • Burn marks
  • Weight loss
  • Unclean bed linen
  • Urinary tract infections
  • Bedsores
  • Dirty rooms
  • Dehydration
  • Malnutrition
  • Depression
  • Emotionally withdrawn
  • Behavior changes
  • Dazed or drugged behavior

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Protecting the People You Love in Avondale, AZ

There are about 250 nursing homes in Avondale and surrounding communities. You have every right to expect that your family members will be adequately cared for in every one of these facilities.

In many cases, the people who own nursing homes will try to save money any way they can. When they don’t hire qualified staff or fail to adequately screen their employees, the results can be devastating. And the person who suffers could be someone in your family.

Your Avondale personal injury attorney will conduct a thorough investigation. We’ll review medical records and lab reports, interview witnesses, examine video and photographic evidence, and consult with medical experts to find out what’s really going on.

Frequent examples of negligent nursing home behavior that we’ve discovered include:

  • Understaffed facilities
  • Failure to monitor employees
  • Unsafe premises
  • Inattentive staff
  • Lax security
  • Inadequate training
  • Failure to follow up on complaints
  • Insufficient employee screening

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Holding People Accountable for Elder Abuse

The Husband & Wife Law Team will file a claim to help you recover damages for the suffering your loved one has endured. This will allow them to relocate to another facility and get the medical care they need to recover. It will also put other providers on notice that there will be consequences for mistreating elders in Avondale.

Call (623) 930-8064 to learn more today. At The Husband & Wife Law Team, you won’t owe us anything unless we win your case.

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