Learn about how our lawyers can help if your loved one suffered abuse or neglect in a nursing home.
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Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect Lawyers
The vast majority of nursing homes and other long-term care facilities are owned by large corporations. As such, they are substantially profit-driven. Unfortunately, their commitment to their corporate owners often trumps their obligation to provide the best care for their residents. For example, low wages for employees in care facilities is commonplace. Many employees are improperly hired, inadequately trained or poorly supervised. Homes are frequently under-staffed. Physical facilities notoriously fail to meet basic standards.
In one recent year, 97% of Arizona nursing homes reportedly were cited by the U.S. Office of the Inspector General for various deficiencies pertaining to quality of care, quality of life, abuse and neglect. A surprisingly large number of nursing homes were found to have caused serious injury or death to residents, or placed them at risk of it.
If this data weren’t alarming enough, consider the fact that most cases of nursing home abuse and neglect—perhaps as many as 80%—go undetected or unreported.
An array of federal and state statutes and regulations are in place to protect vulnerable people and care facilities residents. Among them are the 1987 Nursing Home Reform Act (federal) and the Arizona Adult Protective Services Act. We know the law, and together with our co-counsel, we can help you with the devastating effects of abuse and neglect inflicted on your loved one in a nursing home or other care facility.
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We provide professional attorney services for these types of abuse and neglect, among others:
- Pressure Ulcers
- Fall Injuries
- Hip and Other Bone Fractures
- Dehydration and Water Deprivation
- Medication Errors and Chemical Restraints
- Sepsis/Septic Shock
- Aspiration Pneumonia
- Failure to Develop or Follow Care Plans
- Feeding Tube Injuries
- Physical Abuse by Staff or Others
- Sexual Assault by Staff or Others
- Suspicious or Unexplained Injuries or Death
- Wandering Off (Elopement)