Choosing a Nursing Home Wrongful Death Lawyer
Nursing home wrongful death is devastating because a life has been lost. Even more disheartening is the fact that many nursing home deaths could be prevented with adequate training and proper staff supervision. Abuse and neglect are not only physical. Sexual trauma and emotional abuse can also occur at alarming rates.
How You Can Help Stop Nursing Home Abuse
If your loved one died due to abuse or neglect, take a moment right now to learn about what you can do to stop nursing home abuse and protect someone else’s loved one from the same fate. Do not assume your family member passed away because of advanced age alone. The coroner may list the cause of death as “heart failure”, but this condition may have begun due to malnutrition, dehydration, or a number of other causes.
Neglect and abuse may not always be evident. Look for these typical signs:
- Pressure sores or bedsores
- Wandering without supervision
- Improper or unnecessary restraints
- Neglect of daily patient care
- Medication errors
Abuse and neglect may not be purposeful. However, if the nursing home is understaffed or the workers are improperly trained to provide the best care possible, the result is the same.
If Your Loved One Dies
Seeking justice for a wrongful death will not take away the pain of your loss. However, it may help ensure other residents do not suffer the same fate. You have the right to seek legal assistance, compensation, and justice for your loved one and nursing home residents everywhere.
Cullan & Cullan M.D., J.D. are lawyers who are also doctors. We understand the complexities of nursing home abuse and wrongful death.
Please contact our Phoenix nursing home abuse attorneys today at (602) 786-8860 to arrange for a confidential, no-cost consultation. We serve clients in Phoenix, Scottsdale, and all of Arizona.