Nursing home abuse is heartbreaking for families who entrust their loved ones to the care of others. If you have recently learned of the abuse of someone close to you, a Tucson nursing home abuse lawyer can represent you in a personal injury or wrongful case.
Ben Crump Law, PLLC holds our nation’s senior population in high esteem. When someone abuses an older adult, we fight for accountability, compensation, and justice. We do this by investigating the abuse, identifying those liable, and filing a claim and/or lawsuit on the victim’s behalf.
If your loved one resides in a nursing home and experienced abuse, our team may be able to provide legal assistance. Ben Crump Law, PLLC offers free case evaluations. Call us now to learn more about how we can help you at (800) 712-9119.
Forms of Nursing Home Abuse
The elderly are susceptible to abuse due to their reduced ability—or their inability—to care for themselves. The National Center on Elder Abuse (NCEA) shares that one of the most commonly reported forms of nursing home abuse is physical harm.
Signs of possible physical abuse include:
- Head injuries
- Unexplained falls
Some injuries are easier for your loved one to hide under clothing. If signs of physical abuse are not visible, your loved one’s reaction to a particular staff member is another indicator that something is wrong.
Fear or anxiety can appear in your loved one’s eyes when they see their abuser. Their expressed feelings of discomfort are worth noting and investigating.
For a free legal consultation with a nursing home abuse lawyer serving Tucson, call (800) 712-9119
Beyond Physical Abuse
Nursing home abuse can include other forms of abuse other than physical. The effects of the following types of abuse include financial, emotional, and psychological harm:
- Financial exploitation: misuse or unauthorized use of money, stolen credit cards, or other monetary harm
- Sexual abuse: forcing a resident to watch pornography, to perform sexual acts, or a staff member or another resident sexually assaulting your loved one
- Emotional abuse: harmful acts, such as yelling at a resident or preventing them from seeing loved ones
- Neglect: resident wears unclean clothes and is not bathed, given medications, or otherwise neglected. If your loved one suffered from any form of nursing home abuse, Ben Crump Law, PLLC can hold the responsible parties accountable. A Tucson nursing home lawyer from our team can get to work on behalf of your loved one. Contact us as soon as possible to learn your legal options.
The NCEA research shows that elders who have suffered abuse have a 300 percent higher chance of death than those who do not experience abuse. If the abuse your loved one suffered caused their death, you may be entitled to a wrongful death claim and lawsuit.
Their death was most likely preventable had the nursing home used care in providing supervision, training, and adequate staffing. Your relationship to your loved one, such as a parent-child relationship, plays a vital role in whether you qualify for possible compensation.
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Do Not Settle Without Legal Representation
The emotions you feel regarding your loved one’s abuse should not guide you toward accepting less compensation than you or your loved one deserves.
An insurance company’s initial settlement offer is generally a low dollar offer designed to settle your case quickly. If the nursing home’s insurer is eager to settle with you, refer them to a member of our team.
How Ben Crump Law, PLLC Can Help You Fight For Justice
At Ben Crump Law, PLLC, we firmly negotiate for justice on behalf of your loved one. We are familiar with insurance company tactics designed to confuse victims and their families.
A team member can counter those tactics by demonstrating the evidence of the damages your loved one suffered due to negligence. If negotiations stall, we are ready to proceed to trial.
When it comes to nursing home abuse, we are on your side, fighting for your loved one. Nursing home abuse should never occur, and when it does, we can seek justice in the form of a civil claim and lawsuit.
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Hire a Tucson Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer Without Delay
Chances are if your loved one suffered abuse, other residents are also experiencing the same or similar forms of ham. Taking swift legal action may help prevent the abuse from continuing.
Understaffing, inadequate training, or mismanagement is no excuse for abuse. If your loved one is in danger, seek immediate medical attention, report the abuse, and relocate them to a different facility as soon as you can.
Our team will interview witnesses, review any documentation you may possess, and work on filing your civil lawsuit on time. In Arizona, the statute of limitations to file a personal injury lawsuit is two years, according to Arizona Revised Statutes (ARS) § 12-542.
Ben Crump Law, PLLC Helps Victims of Nursing Home Abuse
We understand the anxiety and anger that nursing home abuse causes you and your loved one. It is why we treat our clients with the utmost respect during this time of stress. Your loved one deserves to live in a safe environment.
A Tucson nursing home abuse lawyer from Ben Crump Law, PLLC fights for nursing home residents who suffered harm from those entrusted with their care. We do not stop until we secure the best possible outcome of your case.
If the place your loved one called home mistreated them, leaving them with physical and emotional scars, we want to help. Dedication to our clients is a top priority as we invest the time they do not have into pursuing compensation on their behalf.
Seek justice for the nursing home abuse your loved one suffered by calling Ben Crump Law, PLLC now for a free case evaluation at (800) 712-9119.