Physical abuse of the elderly is one of the most deplorable forms of
nursing home abuse. While physical violence against anyone is unacceptable, using force against
an elderly nursing home resident is criminal – literally and figuratively
– and demands swift and aggressive legal action from an experienced
nursing home attorney.
If you suspect a loved one is suffering from physical abuse in their Arizona nursing home, please contact Cullan & Cullan online or by calling (602) 786-8860 today to discuss the best course of action with one of our dedicated nursing home attorneys.
Identifying Physical Abuse
Signs of nursing home physical abuse include:
- Suspicious or unexplained injuries
- Visible discomfort or fear around nursing home staff
- A withdrawal from social and group activities
- The adoption of unusual new habits such as rocking, nail biting, or scratching
- Depression and anxiety
- Agitation and emotional outbursts
If you notice any of these signs, it is important that you call our nursing
home lawyers immediately to help protect your loved one against further abuse.
The attorneys at Cullan & Cullan are both medical doctors and lawyers. This gives us the unique ability to identify signs of physical abuse that may be missed by less experienced or qualified legal representatives. We thoroughly investigate reports of physical abuse and take every step necessary to protect the victim and ensure justice is truly served. Please call our Phoenix office today to schedule your free consultation and learn more about how we can help.
Steps to Prevent Physical Abuse
Taking time to carefully select a home for your loved one can go a long way in protecting their safety. So too can frequent unannounced visits to check on their wellbeing. However, even these steps are not always able to stop physical abuse. If abuse does occur, you need an attorney who is ready to get to work immediately to restore dignity, comfort, and safety.
The experienced Arizona nursing home attorneys at Cullan & Cullan are prepared to take immediate action to help ensure justice is served. Please call us today at (602) 786-8860 to schedule your free consultation and learn more about your rights.