When Should I Contact an Attorney about Nursing Home Abuse?
The most important factor in the event of suspected neglect or abuse is the safety of your elderly loved one and others who may be potential victims. If you are concerned for the immediate welfare of a loved one in an Arizona nursing home, you should call 911 or the local authorities.
Another important step to take is to contact a knowledgeable nursing home abuse attorney as soon as possible. The lawyers at Cullan & Cullan, are medical doctors as well as attorneys, and our legal team has an extensive background protecting the rights of nursing home residents and their family members in instances of neglect, abuse and wrongful death.
If you believe an elderly family member is suffering from neglect or abuse in a nursing home, please call us at (602) 786-8860 for your free case review. Our attorneys welcome clients from the greater Phoenix, Scottsdale and Mesa areas, and throughout Arizona.
If your loved one’s health is not in immediate danger, suspected abuse, neglect or financial exploitation may be reported by calling Arizona Adult Protective Services at 877-767-2385 or filing an online report.
After you establish the safety of your family member, get in touch with our lawyers. We are dedicated advocates of nursing home residents and their families, and our attorneys are here to help guide you through this difficult process.
Some nursing home residents are unable or unwilling to communicate inadequate or improper care. If possible, verify your suspicions with your loved one. Document injuries or signs of neglect, such as unsanitary living conditions or indicators of poor hygiene, as you are able.
If you suspect that the death of a family member was caused by abuse or neglect in a nursing home, it is also advisable to call an experienced attorney. Our lawyers offer free consultations, and we can help you determine whether you may be able to pursue legal action through a wrongful death case.
Do not be afraid to report or discuss suspected nursing home abuse. Remember that if one nursing home resident is suffering from neglect or abuse, others likely are as well.
Please contact Cullan & Cullan, today for your initial consultation. Our Phoenix nursing home abuse attorneys are proud to represent clients from across Arizona.