If You or a Loved One is the Victim of Nursing Home Abuse or Neglect, We Can Help You Get Justice
When you place your loved ones in a Phoenix nursing home or assisted living facility, you expect that they will be treated well by their caregivers. You expect that they are safe and secure in their new environment.
Statistics show that this is not always happening in the real world. About 25% of nursing homes are guilty of abuse or neglect. That’s one in four nursing homes across the U.S. that are not providing the right care for their residents.
Big corporations are also getting into the nursing home industry. Since they are in it for profit, they often use cost-cutting methods that do not serve the interests of their residents. They hire unskilled caregivers or reduce their staff levels so low that employees are too tired or overworked to provide proper care, which can lead to nursing home abuse and neglect.
More than 8 out of 10 cases of abuse or neglect in nursing homes are not reported because the residents are afraid or ashamed. If your loved one will not tell you about abuse or neglect, how will you know if they are not being treated well?
Signs of Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect
Abuse can be emotional, physical, financial, or sexual in nature. Some red flags are head injuries, broken bones, loss of weight, bruises, cuts, and hunger.
Neglect, on the other hand, means that care that should be given to a dependent adult is not carried out, and the resident suffers because of it. Neglect may be harder to spot than abuse but there are some signs to look for: dehydration, infections, and bedsores, errors in medication, bad hygiene, and unclean rooms.
Federal and state laws require certain standards in the care of nursing home residents: on-time meals, proper hygiene, relief from sores and pressures, and the like. When nursing homes fail to provide this kind of care, then they have broken the law.
Be careful when you report abuse and neglect to Phoenix nursing home managers. They may ask you to sign papers releasing them from further liability before they deal with your problem. They may also ask you or your loved one to pay for more services. They may even try to stop you from reporting abuse or neglect to the proper authorities.
Statute of Limitations Exist in Nursing Home Abuse Claims
If an elderly loved one has been abused or neglected, an experienced Phoenix injury attorney knows your options. You should not delay action in seeking justice, because there is a time limit to filing a case or claim for injury from nursing home abuse and neglect.
If you believe that your loved one has been the victim of nursing home abuse or neglect, contact us now at Goldberg & Osborne. Our team of Phoenix nursing home abuse attorneys are knowledgeable about the federal and state rules and laws regarding Phoenix nursing homes. For the last two decades, we have helped recover over $2 billion in awards for injured clients.
Call us at 1-800-THE-EAGLE (1-800-843-3245) to consult for free with our Phoenix nursing home abuse staff today. You do not need to pay any fees or costs until we win or settle your case. Also, you can provide your nursing home abuse or neglect information using the simple case form below.