Elder neglect is responsible for over 50% of all nursing home abuse and elder abuse cases. It occurs when a caregiver neglects to perform mandatory obligations to an elder that include: adequate food, water, clothing, shelter, medicine, personal safety and personal hygiene. Nursing home facilities are required under Arizona law to provide residents with a safe environment with adequate and ethical healthcare. When they fail to do so, it can lead to very serious illnesses, injuries and even wrongful death.
The following are signs of elder neglect:
At Goldwater Law Firm P.C. we protect those who are victims of elder neglect. We provide excellent legal advice, guidance, resources and representation to those seeking to file a personal injury, medical malpractice or wrongful death claim. An experienced Phoenix elder neglect attorney at our firm can meet with you to discuss the facts of your case. They can then determine what steps may be taken to protect your loved one’s legal rights and to insure their immediate safety.
When an elder’s safety and health is being compromised it is at the utmost importance that you seek legal assistance immediately. Fail to do so may result in critical evidence becoming damaged, lost or destroyed. At Goldwater Law Firm P.C. we are extremely dedicated to our clients and as skilled Phoenix elder neglect attorneys we will aggressively fight to obtain maximum compensation. Please contact a Phoenix elder neglect lawyer at our firm today to schedule a free consultation to learn more about how we can help you.
As opposed to nursing home abuse, which typically involves intentional misconduct and physical abuse, negligence in a nursing home involves a failure to provide a proper level of care. This may result in inadequate nutrition causing malnutrition, poor medical treatment, unclean living quarters, dehydration, bedsores, and a myriad of other problems, all stemming from a facility or caregiver not providing the level of care that an elderly resident or patient deserves. Nursing home negligence may lead to serious injury or even the wrongful death of an elderly patient.
Goldwater Law Firm, PC proudly serves the cities of Phoenix, Scottsdale, Mesa, Tempe, Chandler, Gilbert, Glendale, Scottsdale, and Arizona. If we make the decision to represent your case we will do so on a contingency basis, meaning there are no fees for our legal services unless we obtain a recovery for your elder neglect case.