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Has Your Loved One Suffered Nursing Home Abuse?

Your family has rights. Contact Goldwater Law Firm right now to find out how we can help protect those rights.

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Any person living in a nursing home has a right to be treated with care and respect. If the nursing home responsible for caring for your senior parent, grandparent, or elderly loved one violates these rights, knowing what to do next can feel impossible.

If your loved one has suffered abuse or neglect in their care facility, you need a qualified Phoenix, AZ, nursing home abuse attorney by your side. At Goldwater Law Firm, we’re the gold standard of injury law and we will not stand for any elder being mistreated. Please contact us now to find out how we can help.

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Getting legal help from Goldwater Law Firm is as easy as a call or click. Don’t wait to find out your legal options. You can get the help you need and deserve today.

Your Family Has Rights

Your parents or relatives have rights in their nursing homes and we know how to stand up for those rights and fight for what your family is owed.

No Upfront Costs

Our office works on a contingency-fee basis, so you won’t owe your lawyer a penny unless your case is won.

We Know Nursing Home Abuse Is a Painful Betrayal

When we make the difficult decision to help a loved one move into a nursing home, there’s an expectation that they will be taken care of and nurtured. When the staff fails to do so or outright abuses your loved one, it can feel like the worst betrayal. We understand how infuriating and scary it can be to learn that your elderly loved one has been mistreated. We’re on your side and  we’re here to help you fight for justice and the damages your family is owed.

At Goldwater Law Firm, we have connections to lawyers with extensive experience handling nursing home abuse and neglect cases. Our Phoenix, AZ, nursing home abuse attorneys can help you navigate this incredibly difficult time and help ensure the right party is held accountable for their inexcusable actions.

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Common Signs of Nursing Home Abuse: Has This Happened to Your Loved One?

Nursing home abuse can take many different forms. When visiting your loved one, it’s important to keep an eye out for the most common signs of abuse, including: 

  • Bruises or cuts
  • Emotional withdrawal
  • Silence around staff
  • Unexplained diseases
  • Malnutrition
  • Bedsores
  • A sudden change in power of attorney or will

Has Your Loved One Been Abused in Their Nursing Home?

Please don’t wait to take legal action. Your loved one has rights and the sooner you contact us, the sooner we can help you take steps towards the justice your family deserves.

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What Causes Nursing Home Abuse?

Liability in a nursing home abuse case may spread further than just one individual abuser. The truth is there can be multiple abusers in a nursing home, and the facility itself often carries most of the blame.

The following are just some examples of the most common reasons nursing home abuse happens:

  • Negligent hiring: Nursing home staff are expected to maintain a certain level of conduct and professionalism. It’s up to the nursing home to vet their staff accordingly to ensure that they hire qualified people.
  • Poor training: Even when staff are technically qualified, they may still be undertrained. This can put them in conflict with the law that demands a certain level of care.
  • Understaffing: Unfortunately, neglect is a form of abuse typical in nursing homes due to understaffing. The facility has a responsibility to ensure that every last resident has the care they need and when there isn’t enough staff to provide this care, neglect is likely to take place.
  • Medication errors: Giving someone the wrong medication can have serious consequences. If your loved one has suffered from this, the physician, pharmacist, or pharmacy can be held accountable.

Arizona Nursing Home Laws You Should Know

In the state of Arizona, there are special laws that nursing home facilities must follow. Many of these laws involve specific measurements for their facilities. For example, nursing homes must have at least 40 square feet of indoor activity space per resident, as well as one toilet and sink for every 10 residents. Additionally, the temperature must be set between 68 and 82 degrees. Plus, a dietitian must review all food on the menu. The legal rights of residents must also be posted in a spot where residents can easily see and read them.

When these legal rights are violated and you need to file a nursing home abuse claim, you’ll have to navigate a complicated legal process. That’s why hiring an experienced Phoenix, AZ, nursing home abuse attorney will give you the best chance of getting the compensation you’re owed. All you have to do is contact Goldwater Law Firm today and we’ll connect you with an attorney who can take care of the entire process for you, while you focus on making sure your loved one has the proper care they need.

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Nursing Home Abuse FAQs

If you suspect that your loved one is being abused at a nursing home, you’ll need to get the proper authorities involved as soon as possible. That means contacting Arizona’s Task Force Against Senior Abuse or the local Adult Protective Services department. If your loved one is in immediate danger, however, always call the police.

Strictly speaking, both nursing home abuse and nursing home neglect are criminal acts, but they’re defined differently. Abuse is direct harm or exploitation committed against a resident, while neglect is indirect harm caused by a failure to perform certain duties.

Any resident in an Arizona nursing home has rights designed to protect them from abuse and neglect. They have the right to refuse treatment, the freedom from unnecessary restraint, and the right to get a referral to another facility.

When you work with Goldwater Law Firm, you can always afford a lawyer. As the gold standard of injury law, we firmly believe that everyone should have access to quality legal representation, especially when an elderly loved one has suffered harm due to a facility you trusted. You never have to worry about upfront fees to hire an experienced Phoenix, AZ, nursing home abuse attorney and we won’t charge you a penny unless your case is won and you get the money you deserve!