Phoenix Rehab Facility Abuse and Neglect Attorneys
Physical care rehab facilities are places where people who are injured or disabled can go to receive treatment and therapy. They can also be used by those who need help with daily living activities such as bathing, dressing, eating, and using the bathroom.
Physical care rehabilitation facilities are required to provide patients with a safe and healthy environment, where they can receive the treatment they need. Unfortunately, this does not always happen.
If you, or your loved one have been abused or neglected in a physical care rehab facility in Phoenix, you may have grounds for a lawsuit against the facility. Reach out to the Phoenix personal injury attorneys at The Husband & Wife Law Team today at (602) 457-6222 to get advice on getting some compensation.
A senior rehabilitation center is a place where older adults can go to regain their independence. This can be for any number of reasons, including medical issues or simply getting older.
A person who uses the services of a senior rehabilitation center will likely have some sort of ailment that makes it difficult for them to complete daily tasks independently. They may have also had an accident or injury that resulted in a disability that prevents them from living independently.
If you're considering using the services of a senior rehabilitation center, make sure you do your research beforehand. You want to make sure the facility has trained staff who can help you achieve your goals and return home safely once you've recovered.
This type of abuse involves the use of force against another person. Examples include punching, kicking, and other forms of physical violence.
This type of abuse involves verbal or emotional attacks that can harm someone's self-esteem or sense of wellbeing. Examples include name calling, threats of harm to oneself or others, and belittling someone's intelligence or abilities.
Physical care neglect is a type of elder abuse that occurs when caregivers fail to provide care for the basic daily needs of an elderly person. This may be a result of a caregiver's inability to provide the care due to their own health issues, or it may be intentional. Most physical care neglect cases involve inadequate nutrition, dehydration and/or malnutrition, lack of medical attention or supervision, and poor hygiene practices.
There are some specific things you should do if you suspect abuse or neglect in a physical care rehab facility:
Be sure that you have a solid understanding of what constitutes abuse or neglect. These terms can be very broad and may include actions that aren't always obvious at first glance.
Make sure that all of the evidence supports your claim of abuse or neglect. If there's any doubt about whether something happened, then don't include it in your report.
If possible, have other people witness what happened so they can support their own reports with yours later down the road if necessary (for example: if they're asked questions during an investigation).
To help with this process, it is important you reach out to experienced professionals who know how to ensure that your loved one gets the best possible care who are ready to help you if you need it. If you think your loved one is being abused or neglected, please get in touch with The Husband & Wife Law Team.
If your loved one is injured while in the care of a physical care facility, there are several parties who might be liable for their injuries.
The first party to consider is the facility itself. The law requires that facilities have sufficient staff to provide adequate supervision and that they adopt policies and procedures to ensure the safety of their residents. If these requirements are not met, the facility can be held liable for any injuries suffered by a resident as a result.
The next party to consider is the person or persons responsible for providing care to your loved one. This could be a nurse or doctor, but it could also be an aide or other staff member who was assigned this responsibility by their employer (the facility).
Finally, if you believe that your loved one’s injuries were due to negligence on someone else’s part (for example an orderly who dropped your loved one), you should contact a Phoenix attorney immediately so they can help determine whether there’s enough evidence to pursue legal action against that person or entity.
The Husband & Wife Law Team will assess the case to pursue the full compensation a person may be able to recover in a physical care rehab facility case. We will do an investigation into the nature of the accident and its impact on the plaintiff's life. We will look at all available evidence, including medical records, witness statements, and other relevant materials, to determine what happened and whether or not the incident was avoidable.
We will then evaluate how much money the plaintiff is entitled to receive for their injuries. This will include determining how much money they should be awarded for lost wages, pain and suffering, and other damages related to their injuries.
A knowledgeable and experienced Phoenix rehab abuse lawyer can advise you on what to do next, and if the evidence calls for legal action, they can help you navigate the litigation process. If you have a loved one you believe has been the victim of neglect or abuse in Phoenix, get in contact with The Husband & Wife Law Team for a consultation at (602) 457-6222.
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