Phoenix Nursing Home Abuse Attorney
What is Nursing Home Negligence?
Nursing home negligence refers to abuse, neglect, or mistreatment by a nursing home or a member of its staff. Types of nursing home negligence claims include:
Physical abuse claims: These types of claims are filed on behalf of nursing home residents who were hit, punched, kicked, burned, bruised, pushed, shoved, or subjected to any other type of physical violence by a staff member at the home.
Sexual abuse claims: Unfortunately, there have been countless instances of sexual abuse in nursing homes reported throughout the years. This can include rape, molestation, fondling, indecent exposure, or any other sexual act committed against a resident's will or without a resident's consent.
Emotional/psychological abuse claims: These types of claims can be filed when a staff member threatens, harasses, belittles or torments a resident.
Financial abuse claims: Financial abuse is a huge problem in nursing homes today. This type of abuse occurs when a staff member manipulates or persuades a resident to transfer or withdraw money or make a change to his or her will or trust for the purpose of taking and using the money for personal use. Stealing money or credit cards from a resident is also a form of financial abuse.
Neglect claims: When a staff member fails to provide a resident with proper care, he or she can be held liable for neglect. This includes failing to bathe or clean the resident, failing to change and wash a resident's clothes and undergarments, failure to clean a resident's wounds and change his/her dressings on a regular basis, failing to provide a resident with food and water, and failing to ensure a resident receiving his or her medication at the appropriate times.
Helping Clients Nursing Home Negligence Claims in Arizona
The Law Offices of Dr. Bruce G. Fagel understands how disheartening it is to learn a family member is being abused or neglected by the very people and institution entrusted to provide care. With nearly 30 years of experience, Dr. Fagel has represented many individuals and families whose loved ones were subjected to abuse and/or neglect in a nursing home, and he knows how to effectively prosecute nursing home negligence claims. You can trust Dr. Fagel and his staff to fight aggressively on your loved one's behalf in an effort to secure a large settlement that is both fair and just.
If you suspect your loved one is being abused or neglected in a nursing home, take the appropriate steps to put an end to this injustice permanently. Contact Phoenix nursing home abuse lawyer Dr. Bruce G. Fagel today by calling