Nursing Home Abuse and Medical Malpractice
Nursing home abuse comes in many forms, from physical abuse to verbal abuse to financial exploitation to medical malpractice.
If you suspect a loved one is a victim of nursing home neglect or abuse, please call the Phoenix nursing home abuse attorneys at Cullan & Cullan today at (602) 786-8860 for your free consultation. Our lawyers have extensive experience in nursing home abuse cases, and our attorneys are also medical doctors who have a thorough understanding of the healthcare obligations nursing homes have to their residents.
Nursing Home Abuse and Medical Negligence
Many nursing home residents have conditions that require regular medical care. When attending healthcare professionals are negligent in their duties and a nursing home resident suffers harm, the medical provider may be held liable for medical malpractice and the resulting damages.
Medical malpractice in nursing home abuse cases may relate to circumstances including but not limited to:
- Failure to follow care plans
- Medication errors
- Failure to diagnose/misdiagnosis
- Improper treatment
- Failure to warn of known risks of a treatment
Working with a Nursing Home Abuse Attorney
If you believe a family member is suffering from neglect or abuse in a nursing home, it’s important to report the incident and to contact a knowledgeable nursing home abuse attorney as soon as possible. Working with a lawyer who is also a doctor in a nursing home abuse case that stems from medical negligence can be especially beneficial in not only helping you and your family pursue the financial security you need to care for your loved one, it may also prevent injury from happening to another vulnerable patient.
Proving medical malpractice requires successfully establishing:
- That a healthcare provider owed a legal duty to the patient
- That the healthcare provider deviated from accepted standards of care
- That failing to conform to the applicable standards of care caused harm to the patient
- That the harm suffered by the patient led to specific damages such as physical pain and additional medical expenses
Our attorneys understand the healthcare requirements of nursing homes, and we are dedicated to helping nursing home abuse victims and their families from throughout Arizona hold negligent nursing home staff and healthcare providers accountable when their carelessness results in harm to innocent people.
If you believe a loved one is a victim of nursing home neglect or abuse, please contact Cullan & Cullan, today for your free case consultation. Our nursing home abuse lawyers welcome clients from the greater Phoenix and Scottsdale areas and across Arizona.