Nursing Home Abuse

Phoenix Medical Malpractice Lawyer

Serving the greater Phoenix area, Mesa, and surrounding cities

nurse_homeWith a greater segment of the population entering nursing homes and baby boomers coming of age, the demand for nursing home care is on the rise. Unfortunately, so is nursing home abuse. Many nursing homes are short-staffed, hire unqualified staff, or inadequately train the staff they do have. As a result, care of the elderly is substandard, which results in abuse or neglect.

Failure to provide basic daily assistance, such as bathing, feeding, medication, toileting, and ambulatory aid can deteriorate the condition of an elderly person. Many suffer from dehydration, malnutrition, illness, debilitating falls, and some die needlessly from lack of good care.

While this type of neglect is common, physical and emotional abuse of seniors also occurs, whether through a staff member’s short temper or a fellow resident’s angry outbursts.

A medical malpractice lawyer can explain your rights and protection under state and federal laws, such as the Nursing Home Reform Act, which was passed in 1987. If you believe that a loved one is suffering from nursing home abuse, speak with a medical malpractice lawyer, so you are aware of your legal options.

Call 480-898-9700 or contact a medical malpractice lawyer online today to discuss your potential case; the initial consultation is free. If you are unable to travel, a personal injury lawyer can visit you in the hospital or at your home.

The nice thing about teamwork is that you always have others on your side.

Margaret Carty