Phoenix, Arizona Elder Abuse Attorney
Unfortunately, elderly in nursing homes and other care settings being abused is a common occurrence. Reports show that about 85% of abuse of the elderly is unreported because the perpetrators can hide it, the elderly victim feels intimidated or is afraid or unable to report the abuse they are suffering. In some instances, family members fail to recognize any signs of the elder abuse. You should contact Phoenix, AZ elder abuse attorney Nathaniel B. Preston if you have reasons to believe that an elderly friend or relative is suffering abuse. If you don’t seek help, the elder abuse will continue and might even worsen, resulting in death.
Elder abuse lawyer in Phoenix, AZ
Common Kinds of Elder Abuse
Neglect: The most common kind of elder abuse happens in nursing homes. Nursing home neglect is caused by the caretaker not meeting the standard of proper care needed for the victim. Signs your loved one might be suffer from nursing home neglect include malnourishment, undermedication or overmedication, and unsanitary conditions.
Physical abuse: Unnecessary force administered by the caregiver results in physical harm to the elderly victim. Physical abuse could involve hitting, slapping or even pushing the victim.
Mental abuse: Behavior that causes emotional or mental anguish for the victim is exhibited by the caretaker. Mental abuse might involve bullying, verbal assault or attacks, and even isolation.
Sexual abuse: Someone engages in non-consensual sexual acts with the elderly victim.
Symptoms of Possible Elder Abuse or Nursing Home Neglect
- Malnutrition or undernourishment
- Poor hygiene and unsanitary conditions
- Unexplained bruises
- Falls that should have been reasonably prevented
- Behavioral and mood changes
- Agitation or withdrawal
What Should I Do If I Suspect My Relative Is a Victim of Elder Abuse?
If you believe that your loved one might be the victim of nursing home abuse or neglect, you should immediately contact the facility administrator to protect your loved one from any further abuse. If you are unhappy with their response, you should seek the help of Phoenix elder abuse lawyer Nathaniel B. Preston (“Nate”), who is a strong and experienced advocate for victims suffering from any kind of elder abuse or neglect. He will make sure the abuse stops and your loved one gets the care that they deserve. He puts your family member’s wellness first.
Free Initial Consultation— Call Phoenix Elder Abuse Lawyer Warnock MacKinlay Law Today
Nate is an experienced elder law attorney who is dedicated to helping you get the compensation you are entitled for any injuries you suffered from elder abuse. Your initial case evaluation is absolutely free plus you don’t pay Nate anything unless he recovers money for you first. After a settlement is reached, he gets a percentage of your award.
If you or a loved one has suffered elder abuse or nursing home neglect in Phoenix, contact Nate today to set up your free initial elder abuse consultation by filling out our contact form or by calling 602-600-6427. Nate will ensure your rights are protected and make sure you get the attention and compensation that you deserve.