If your loved one suffered bruises while residing in a nursing home and you suspect physical abuse or neglect, we can help. Your loved one may benefit from filing a personal injury claim or lawsuit.
Entrusting your loved one to the care of strangers is not easy. Discovering they experienced physical abuse or neglect that left them with bruises demands accountability from those responsible.
Pintas & Mullins Law Firm might be able to help you build a case for compensation. If a nursing home was negligent in providing your loved one with safe care, call Pintas & Mullins now for a free nursing home abuse case evaluation.
Bruised Residents May Be a Sign of Nursing Home Abuse
Physical abuse is the most documented form of elder abuse, according to the National Center on Elder Abuse. Physical abuse can involve any violent action toward an elderly resident, including:
These are just a few examples of the types of elder abuse that can leave your loved one with bruises. Bruises can be hard to spot on your loved one if they hide them under their clothing.
Your loved one may also lie or refuse to answer how the bruises occurred. Their hesitancy to share such information is a possible clue that the bruises are from abuse. If your usually cheerful loved one exhibits changes in their personality, including anger or depression, it could signal possible mistreatment by staff.
Another warning sign is a change in behavior in the presence of a particular staff member. Expressions of fear or anxiety can alert you that something is wrong with your loved one’s care.
Staffing Shortages in Nursing Homes Can Lead to Abuse
Nursing homes are notoriously known for low pay and high staff turnover, according to a University of California Department of Medicine study. Overworked and undertrained staff are no excuse for abuse of the elderly. Frantic and stressed staff, along with bruises on your loved one, are warning signs that the two are possibly connected.
If your loved one experienced unexplained bruises and you suspect abuse, take immediate action. Seek medical attention for your loved one, document the bruises, report them to management, and, if necessary, move your loved one to a different facility.
Nursing homes are expensive. Knowing your loved one received such treatment while paying thousands of dollars per month for care is infuriating. Relocating your loved one to another facility may require additional funds your loved one does not possess. Pursuing compensation for unexpected expenses is where we can help you.
Pursuing Compensation with a Wrongful Death Claim
In cases involving extreme abuse, your loved one may not survive their injuries. If your loved one died from the nursing home’s physical abuse, you could be eligible for a wrongful death claim and lawsuit.
Losing your loved one in such a traumatic way is devastating. Their inability to defend themselves may have left them covered in bruises and with deadly injuries. Pursuing civil action can help you hold those responsible accountable for their actions, and help you with the unexpected costs related to their death.
Each wrongful death case is different. Depending upon the circumstances of your case, you may qualify for the following types of compensation:
- Final medical expenses associated with your loved one.
- Funeral and burial costs.
- Pain and suffering.
The untimely death of your loved one is not fair. If you suspect their death resulted from physical abuse, reach out to our nursing home abuse and neglect law firm today.
Do Not Settle Your Nursing Home Abuse Case Before Speaking to Us
The suffering your loved one experienced was preventable. The nursing home’s poor management can make them liable for your loved one’s injuries or their death.
An insurance company that represents the nursing home might make you an initial offer to settle your elder abuse claim quickly—and quietly. Their effort to close the claim for as little compensation as possible is unacceptable. Your loved one could deserve a lot more.
If you do accept an insurance company’s offer that is too low, it may prevent you from pursuing civil action later, should your loved one’s medical condition worsen.
The last thing you probably want to deal with during this difficult time is the high-pressured tactics used by insurance companies. A Phoenix bruises lawyer from Pintas & Mullins Law Firm can negotiate with the insurance company on your behalf. If they are unable to get you a fair settlement out-of-court, they are ready to take your case to trial.
Entrusting us with your case might afford you the peace of mind you need to concentrate on your loved one and their needs.
For a free legal consultation with an bruises lawyer serving Phoenix, call (800) 794-0444
Contact a Phoenix Bruises Lawyer Today to Learn More
It is easy to become busy with the details of your loved one’s medical care, along with your work and home obligations. A nursing home abuse attorney can help handle your case while you focus on your loved one’s safety.
Time is of the essence in personal injury or wrongful death cases. Our nursing home attorneys need time to investigate your loved one’s abuse. Determining liability also takes time.
If the statute of limitations expires before you file litigation, your opportunity for possible compensation may be lost forever. Do not let this happen. At Pintas & Mullins Law Firm, we are here to help you and your loved one through this emotional and difficult time.
If your loved one was the victim of abuse in a nursing home, reach out to us today for a free, no-obligation case evaluation. We only collect our fee if we win your case. Let our team help pursue it by calling us now.