If your loved one experienced physical abuse that included choking in a nursing home, we might be able to help you pursue justice. Your loved one could receive financial compensation for losses related to the nursing home abuse, such as:
- Past and future medical costs
- Relocation to a different facility
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of enjoyment
- Cost of medical equipment
- Emotional distress
Choking or other forms of abuse against the elderly is never acceptable. Allow us to assist you in winning a favorable settlement and hold the facility that abused your loved one accountable. We offer a free, no-obligation case evaluation, and we collect no fee unless we win your case. Call Pintas & Mullins Law Firm now.
Signs of Elder Abuse in Nursing Homes
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reports that physical abuse against the elderly is when someone intentionally uses physical force against a person 60 or older. Intentional choking is often referred to as strangulation.
Noticing if your loved one experienced choking or strangulation is often difficult. While marks around someone’s neck are the most obvious indications of choking, victims do not always show outward signs. Non-lethal signs of possible choking can include memory loss and increased anxiety in your loved one.
If you suspect your loved one experienced an intentional choking event, seek medical attention immediately. Choking is just one sign of possible physical abuse. Other signs may include bruising, scratches, burns, or cuts. Unexplained falls or broken bones are other possible signs of elder abuse.
Elder abuse is inexcusable. At Pintas & Mullins Law Firm, we can investigate your loved one’s nursing home abuse case and identify all parties liable for the injury.
Wrongful Death and Choking in Nursing Homes
It is extremely upsetting to lose your loved one due to the violence of choking. If a staff member intentionally choked your loved one, resulting in their death, you could get compensation to cover your losses.
You may benefit from taking on a wrongful death claim and lawsuit. Any criminal charges that result from the choking are separate from civil action. A criminal case has no bearing on your civil case.
Depending upon the circumstances involved with your loved one’s death, you may be entitled to the following compensation:
- Final medical expenses associated with your loved one.
- Any costs associated with a funeral, burial, or memorial service.
- Pain and suffering.
- Loss of consortium.
These are just a few examples of the types of awards an insurance company or a jury may compensate you with. A nursing home abuse attorney might be able to help you through the process by keeping you informed with updates and developments.
You do not have to handle your elder abuse case all alone while grieving your loved one’s untimely death. Trust us to handle the aspects of your wrongful death claim. Contact a Phoenix choking lawyer as soon as possible to discuss your options for pursuing justice.
For a free legal consultation with an choking lawyer serving Phoenix, call (800) 794-0444
Protect Your Interests by Contacting a Nursing Home Abuse Attorney
Insurance companies are very clever at using high-pressure tactics to convince you to accept an initial settlement offer. Whether your loved one was hospitalized or died from their experience, speaking with insurance representatives can jeopardize your case.
Their attempt to get you to accept their initial wrongful death settlement offer is in their best interests and not yours. The sooner they can make your nursing home abuse case go away—and for the least amount of money possible—the happier they become.
Protecting your best interests and that of your loved one is paramount. Not only does it hold those responsible accountable for their negligence, but it can also prevent the same type of abuse from happening to anyone else.
If you do accept an initial settlement offer, it can prevent you from pursuing possible litigation later, if your loved one’s medical condition worsens.
Our nursing home abuse attorneys can negotiate with the insurance companies for you. We will not stop until we secure the best possible compensation for your loved one. If we do not think the insurance company’s out-of-court wrongful death settlement offer is good enough, we are ready to go to trial.
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A Phoenix Choking Lawyer is Ready to Pursue Justice for You
The very thought of your loved one experiencing such a traumatic injury or death is heartbreaking. No one should have to live in a nursing home facility that fails to protect their residents.
The monthly costs associated with the care your loved one receives in a nursing home reaches thousands of dollars each month. There is no excuse for subpar care and negligence when you are paying for your loved one’s care and safety.
Not conducting a criminal background check on an employee and failing to train them properly can result in serious harm and possible death for residents.
At Pintas & Mullins Law Firm, our nursing home abuse lawyers understand the laws as they apply to nursing homes and residents’ rights.
When a nursing home breaks your trust, and violates your loved one’s right to safety, it is time to take action. Holding them accountable for such negligence is your right.
If your loved one was the victim of choking or strangulation while in a nursing home facility, let us help you. The statute of limitations is a deadline for filing a personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit. Once the deadline passes, you may lose your opportunity for possible justice forever. Do not let this happen.
We offer free nursing home abuse case evaluations, and there is no fee unless we collect damages for you. Call a member of the Pintas & Mullins Law Firm team now.