Finding out your elderly parent or spouse suffered abuse at the hands of the nursing home staff you entrusted with their care can be devastating for your entire family. When you discover the abuse, your family is forced to take fast, decisive actions that can include getting emergency and long-term follow-up medical care. It can also mean unexpectedly relocating your loved one at great financial expense.
When you are ready to seek financial compensation for the physical abuse your loved one suffered, a Tucson physical abuse lawyer is ready to help. Contact Pintas & Mullins Law Firm to get started and speak to a member of our team about your loved one’s claim by calling us today.
The Growing Trauma of Nursing Home Abuse
As the population of Arizona continues to grow and age, more and more families are finding themselves in need of the ongoing care and personal service nursing homes are intended to provide. According to National Ombudsman Reporting System (NORS) statistics, over 14,200 reports were received in 2014 from nursing home residents regarding some form of abuse or neglect.
When you chose a nursing home for your spouse or parent, you looked for one where they would be safe and well cared for. Finding out they were mistreated in their nursing home can leave them injured and leave you feeling angered and frustrated.
If your loved one was the victim of physical abuse in their nursing home, a Tucson physical abuse lawyer may be able to help you identify the at-fault staff member, value your claim for abuse, and build a solid case for financial compensation.
Identify the Physical Abuse Your Loved One Suffered
Physical abuse can take on many upsetting forms. When you work with our team to hold the at-fault nursing home responsible for your loved one’s suffering, one of the first things we will do is clearly define the type of physical abuse they endured. Physical abuse in a nursing home can include:
Physical neglect that leaves your loved one unattended and uncared for can also result in forms of physical abuse like bedsores and dental issues. We may use pictures, your loved one’s testimony, and medical records to document the one-time or long-term abuse your loved one was forced to endure. Speak to a member of our legal team as soon as you notice signs of abuse in your loved one.
Know What Physical Abuse Looks Like
National Center on Elder Abuse reports show physical abuse as the leading form of abuse in nursing home care facilities. Because elderly citizens might pose a fall or injury risk on their own, it might be challenging to notice signs and symptoms of abuse. Some commonly reported warning signs of physical abuse might include sudden and unexplained fear of nursing home staff and physical signs such as:
- Black eyes
- Sore wrists
- Facial wounds
- Defensive wounds
If your loved one shows one or more of these signs of physical abuse or has broken fingers or limbs that cannot be accounted for, seek medical help immediately. Medical treatment for their physical injuries and counseling for their emotional injuries should be your first priority.
As soon as you are sure your elderly parent or spouse is getting the care they need, contact our team to ensure their long-term safety and to start preparing a claim for financial compensation right away.
Know How Pintas & Mullins Law Firm Fights Back Against Nursing Home Abuse
In the aftermath of physical abuse, your loved one deserves the best possible options for a full recovery. Your loved one and your family do not deserve to add financial hardship to the trauma of recovery. Let us help you ensure the nursing home and their insurance company—not you and your family—carry the financial burden of physical abuse.
You should not have to skimp on after-abuse care or be forced to leave your loved one in a nursing home where they were victimized. If finances are making your loved one’s recovery more challenging than it should be, we are here to help.
We do not shy away from tough cases. Our team will stand and fight with you for financial recovery from the aftermath of nursing home abuse. We also take our fee only after we secure an insurance settlement for you. That means you pay nothing out of pocket and nothing up front.
Compile as Much Evidence as Possible To Support Your Claim
The lawyer who represents your family can help you build a successful claim. When you are first made aware of the abuse of your loved one, you can start compiling evidence that will prove valuable to your compensation claim, such as:
- Before-and-after pictures of your loved one
- Medical records and bills that document each injury
- Testimony from other nursing home residents
- Testimony from nursing home staff members
A lawyer might request these and other crucial pieces of evidence such as police and incident reports and your loved one’s own testimony. Their story of abuse can carry a lot of weight and can help form the building blocks of a successful claim for financial recovery. Get the financial compensation you deserve to help your loved one recover and to help pay for the physical and emotional recovery options they need and deserve.
For a free legal consultation with an physical abuse lawyer serving Tucson, call (800) 842-6336
Collect Financial Compensation for Nursing Home Physical Abuse
If nursing home physical abuse led to injuries or death for someone you love, the guidance and direction of a Tucson physical abuse lawyer can help you hold the nursing home and its insurance provider financially responsible. Your family is entitled to answers and to financial compensation for the physical and emotional damage of nursing home abuse.
Our team is ready to help your family recover. When you are ready to collect financial restitution from the nursing home and their insurer, call Pintas & Mullins Law Firm.