Questions Concerning Wrongful Deaths in Nursing Homes
What types of nursing home injuries might lead to wrongful death?
Federal law states all nursing homes must comply with safety standards of the highest caliber. Although their main obligation is keeping residents safe, about 1/3 of nursing homes nationwide are cited for failing to strictly follow regulations. Unfortunately, the number of injuries reported to the Bureau of Justice Statistics does not accurately represent all nursing home resident injuries, because many injuries go unreported. Nursing home abuse must stop.
How can I prove my loved one’s death is the responsibility of the nursing home?
If you suspect your loved one has died due to nursing home abuse, you should act quickly to retain a nursing home abuse attorney who can initiate an investigation so that as much evidence as possible can be preserved. Although this is an extremely difficult time, in some cases an autopsy may be critical to proving nursing home abuse as well as the cause of death. It is also extremely important to preserve other physical evidence and identify both medical and lay witnesses. In some circumstances, the potential abuse should be reported to law enforcement or other state agencies.
An early investigation is helpful and the offending caregiver is more likely to be charged and brought to justice. Your loved one is protected by nursing home resident rights that hold caregivers to a high degree of accountability in protecting the health and welfare of elderly residents. If you believe your loved one is a victim of abuse in Phoenix, Arizona, contact the nursing home abuse and neglect attorneys at Cullan & Cullan. An investigation into your loved one’s death will begin immediately, including an autopsy if necessary.
What are the benefits of choosing lawyers who are also doctors?
An extensive medical background is extremely valuable when attempting to uncover suspicious nursing home injuries that lead to wrongful death. Dr. Gene Cullan and Dr. Sam Cullan are AV-rated trial attorneys with a thorough knowledge of both law and medicine. They understand the complex legal issues of both the health care profession and the law. As attorneys for the abused and neglected in nursing homes, we will help you determine your legal options.
Wrongful death can and does happen in nursing homes throughout the United States every day. If you suspect your loved one is the victim of neglect, abuse, or carelessness, please contact the nursing home abuse attorneys at Cullan & Cullan, serving clients in Phoenix, Scottsdale, and all of Arizona today to schedule your consultation.