Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer – Arizona
There are few situations more disconcerting than suspecting that a vulnerable loved one may be suffering as a result of someone else’s actions or inactions. Especially if this vulnerable loved one is unable to articulate whether or not something is wrong (due to age, incapacitation, disability, etc.) it can be difficult to know what to do with those suspicions. It’s important to understand that if you suspect that your loved one who is residing in a nursing home is being abused or neglected, you have a safe place to voice your suspicions and seek informed guidance. By scheduling a consultation with an experienced Arizona nursing home abuse lawyer, you can evaluate your options and figure out what course of action makes sense under the circumstances.
How Do I Know Whether My Loved One Is Being Abused in Their Nursing Home?
There is no straightforward answer to this question, as sometimes it’s impossible to know whether your loved one is being abused or neglected until an Arizona nursing home abuse lawyer has done some investigating. However, there are warning signs you should look out for. If these signs are present, you may have solid reasons to consider allowing a legal professional to learn more about what’s going on with your loved one. These warning signs include (but are absolutely not limited to):
- Evidence of unexplained injury on the body, including signs of restraint
- Failure to take medications as prescribed
- Caregiver resistance to leaving you alone with your loved one
- Unusual behavior, such as self-rocking, thumb sucking, etc.
- Caregiver behavior that seems belittling or threatening or overly dismissive
- Bleeding, bruising, or seemingly infected areas near the patient’s genitals
- Unsafe living conditions
- Soiled clothing or patient
- Unexplained weight loss or signs of dehydration
- Abnormalities with the patient’s financial accounts
In general, the idea of “if you see something, say something” applies here. If something seems wrong or “off” and you’re concerned for your loved one’s safety, consider speaking with an attorney.
Legal Guidance Is Available
If you’re concerned that your loved one might be suffering from abuse or neglect that may be occurring at their nursing home facility, please schedule a risk-free, confidential consultation with an Arizona nursing home abuse lawyer at Rispoli Law, PLLC. It’s important to understand that speaking with our legal team and exploring your options doesn’t obligate you to take action against your loved one’s nursing home. However, it’s generally a far better idea to voice your concerns and explore your options than to be suspicious that abuse or neglect is taking place and to do nothing. Your loved one may not be able to speak up; you may have to do that. Speaking with a knowledgeable Arizona nursing home abuse lawyer can allow you to take that step in a confidential setting. If it becomes apparent that action should be taken, our experienced legal team can provide you with support and guidance as we work with you to advocate on behalf of your loved one’s interests.