Nursing home negligence wreaks havoc on families in Arizona
Nursing homes in Arizona should be safe places where loved ones can live in peace. Sadly, the people we love who live in nursing homes or assisted living facilities are sometimes taken advantage of or subjected to emotional or even physical abuse. Since people living in such places often have health issues, the consequences of such irresponsible behavior can sometimes be severe, ranging from a serious injury to death. If a loved one dies, you may have grounds for a legitimate wrongful death case against the nursing home.
SIGNS OF NURSING HOME NEGLECT CAN SOMETIMES BE HARD TO IDENTIFY.
If your family suspects a case of nursing home neglect or abuse, contact us immediately. At Israel & Gerity, PLLC, our top-notch lawyers have helped countless families in Arizona grappling with suspected cases of nursing home neglect. The sooner you contact us, the sooner we can start investigating your claim.
How nursing home neglect can happen
Nursing home neglect can take many forms. Sometimes, nursing home workers fail to feed patients enough food. If a loved one does not eat enough, they could suffer from patient malnutrition or even dehydration. If a loved one appears especially thin, weak or listless, these could all be signs of not being fed enough food on a regular basis.
Other times, inadequate monitoring can be the problem. This happens when nursing home employees do not perform routine checks on patients to make sure they are healthy. In some cases, the nursing home might be understaffed. Other times, the staff did not receive adequate training. As a result, nursing home staff may forget to give a patient medication or allow a patient to fall and hurt him or herself. Such unprofessional behavior is inexcusable – and puts people at extreme risk.
Look for signs of nursing home neglect or abuse
Signs of nursing home neglect can sometimes be hard to identify, especially if the abuse is more psychological. Other times, the warning signs are more obvious. Unusual bruises, bedsores or other marks can be signs of nursing home abuse. Sudden changes in behavior or anything out of the ordinary can also be a warning sign of elder abuse. If you see something, say something.
Our experienced, dedicated attorneys at Israel & Gerity, PLLC want to help your family tackle this problem head on. Schedule a free evaluation today to discuss the details of your potential case. We work on a contingency basis. That means you pay nothing unless you win. It’s that simple.
Discover what a knowledgeable Arizona nursing home neglect lawyer can do for your family. Call (602) 654-6545. Israel & Gerity, PLLC – Justice For The Injured.