When an elderly person begins to receive care at a nursing home, the nursing home is supposed to provide him/her with the professional care and assistance necessary. When nursing home staff and other employees neglect residents, the result can be devastating injuries.
At Cullan & Cullan in Phoenix, Arizona, includes lawyers who are also doctors. We work with families who suspect negligence is taking place in the nursing home of their loved one so that they can recover compensation for the injuries their older family member has suffered.
Nursing home negligence comes in two very distinct forms. The first type of nursing home negligence is passive. Nursing home staff may be in denial or may simply be unaware or a resident’s cry for help. Some nursing home residents need help when using the bathroom or performing other day-to-day tasks, and the nursing home staff is responsible for providing this assistance.
The second form of nursing home neglect is active neglect, which is much more like abuse. Abusive nursing home staff may intentionally neglect residents. When this happens, nursing home elders are denied the food and water they need, they are completely ignored, and they can even be restrained for extended periods of time. Some staff members have been known to put food and drink out of the resident’s reach.
Nursing home negligence is a very serious problem that can have terrible effects on your family member. Some of the most common results of nursing home negligence are:
Nursing home negligence must be stopped. Our attorneys are here to help families do just that. Our experienced lawyers who are also doctors will help you hold the nursing home responsible for its negligence.
If you would like to learn more about nursing home neglect and abuse or if you would like to schedule an initial consultation with one of our nursing home abuse attorneys, please contact Cullan & Cullan in Phoenix, Arizona today; our contact number is (602) 786-8860.