Arizona Elder Abuse Lawyers
Help Your Loved One Seek Justice for Elder Abuse. Speak with an Elder Abuse Lawyer About Your Potential Options.
Each year, millions of older Americans suffer abuse at the hands of their friends, relatives, scam artists, caretakers and other individuals they trust. Unfortunately, less than 20% of this abuse is reported to the proper authorities. At Miller Kory Rowe LLP, our elder abuse lawyers are dedicated to helping seniors and their families who have suffered negligent or intentional abuse – regardless of whether it is financial, emotional or physical. If you need an attorney, contact our office to schedule a free consultation with a Phoenix elder abuse lawyer.
How Our Arizona Elder Abuse Attorneys Can Help
The Miller Kory Rowe LLP team handles each elder abuse case with compassion and professionalism to help ensure we serve justice. We have the credibility and experience needed to help you:
- Navigate the legal process
- Ensure elder abuse incidents are investigated
- Fight for the compensation your loved one deserves
- Give you peace of mind
When you contact our Arizona elder abuse lawyers, you can schedule a free consultation to review your case. If you choose to hire us, we will never charge you fees unless we can help you successfully recover compensation.
What Exactly Is Elder Abuse?
The phrase “elder abuse” refers to any negligent or intentional act by a caregiver or another person that results in harm or the serious risk of harm to an elderly or vulnerable adult. If a family member has put a loved one in an elderly care facility, assisted living facility or nursing home, they expect professional and personalized care. Unfortunately, cases of abuse and neglect are extremely common. If your loved one is taken advantage of, it may go on undetected and be a devastating realization when the facts are finally discovered.
Common Signs of Elder Abuse
Cases of elder abuse can be mental, financial or physical. Some of the most common signs of this type of abuse include:
- Indications of mismanaged medical care, including unmarked or empty bottles of outdated prescriptions.
- Caregivers who change health care or social providers often or who refuse to apply for any outside services or economic aid for the senior.
- Unattended health issues or poor personal hygiene.
- A complexion that is abnormally pale.
- Open welts, bruises, cuts or wounds.
- Sudden changes in financial documents or a will.
- Issues sleeping or nightmares.
- The absence of ventilation, heat, water or food.
- Improper clothing or attire for the weather.
- Not providing access to wheelchairs, walkers, hearing aids, eyeglasses or dentures.
- Fear of the person providing care.
- A sudden or significant weight loss.
Those represent just some of the indications that a senior may be a victim of elder abuse.
Who Can File an Elder Abuse Lawsuit?
An elder abuse lawsuit can be filed by the individual being abused, by a conservator or a personal representative on behalf of the estate of a deceased person. A Phoenix elder abuse lawyer with our firm can assist with this filing and ensure you meet your deadlines promptly and properly.
There are several options a person can take if they suspect abuse, but all need to be handled with care to ensure the victim’s privacy is respected. We understand cases of elder abuse and how difficult and emotional the situation can be. In many cases, we can conclude an elder abuse case out of the courtroom, but we are ready and willing to litigate the situation if necessary. We want to help you achieve the most desirable outcome for your case.
Do You Have an Elder Abuse Case? Speak With a Phoenix Elder Abuse Lawyer With Our Firm
Do you believe your senior loved one experienced elder abuse in a nursing home? If so, the owners of the facility as well as the person responsible for the actual abuse may be liable. Cases of elder abuse can be complex. If you suspect this is going on with your senior loved one, it is best to speak with an elder abuse attorney to review the facts of your case. Please call our Phoenix office at (602) 737-0342 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation. With offices in Phoenix and Tucson, our firm is uniquely positioned to serve clients throughout Arizona.