As people continue to live longer, the demands placed on long term care facilities increases. Unfortunately, these higher resident counts also increase the chances of a loved one experiencing some form of nursing home abuse.
If you know of an elderly person who has been hurt while in the care of a nursing home in Phoenix, or if you suspect mistreatment, you should contact a personal injury attorney immediately. At Lerner and Rowe, our lawyers will help ensure that proper investigations are conducted and they will fight to get you or your loved one the compensation they deserve to assist them through the recovery process and relocation to a safer environment.
Types of Nursing Home Abuse
Elderly abuse and neglect can be physical, but it may also be emotional or financial. As a family member or friend of a person that resides in a nursing home or other long-term care facility, there are a few signs of abuse or neglect you should be aware of if you suspect they are being purposefully harmed by a staff member or other facility caregiver.
These signs include:
- Cuts, bed sores or wounds
- Frequent bruising
- Soiled linens or clothing
- Unusual weight fluctuations
- Depressed or anti-social behavior
Your loved one should not have to suffer from this abuse for a moment longer. Lerner and Rowe nursing home lawyers know the proper channels of investigation and the procedures required to navigate the nursing home bureaucracy so they can expedite your loved one’s case to and stop the abuse as soon as possible.
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Contact our law offices at 602-977-1900, or fill out the free online case evaluation form. You will meet with a qualified and experienced nursing home lawyer, who will do a comprehensive case evaluation and advise you of what steps you should take to protect your loved one.