Phoenix Elder Abuse Attorney
Elder abuse is a terrible crime that could cost a senior citizen his or her peace of mind, emotional wellbeing and physical health status. Elder abuse can be damaging enough to cause serious personal injuries and overall declines in the victim’s health. It can also cause significant mental and psychosocial detriment. If you or a loved one is a victim of elder abuse in Arizona, please do not hesitate to contact a Phoenix elder abuse lawyer at Gallagher & Kennedy for a free legal consultation. We are passionate about protecting elders’ rights, especially in the face of heinous crimes such as abuse.
Why Clients Choose Gallagher & Kennedy
- We treat elder abuse victims the way we would want our family members to be treated.
- We keep an unwavering focus on the needs of each client to yield top results.
- We understand Arizona’s elder abuse laws and how to navigate them for clients.
- We can take challenging elder abuse cases to court to demand fair compensation.
- We build strong relationships with clients through dedicated legal services.
How We Can Help
Discovering your elderly loved one is the victim of intentional abuse or maltreatment can be overwhelming. Most family members never suspect elder abuse until their loved ones are already suffering the consequences of mistreatment. As soon as you suspect elder abuse, contact a lawyer for counsel. Prompt legal action could force the nursing home or caregiver to answer for its actions. A Phoenix injury lawyer from our firm can review your loved one’s injuries, search for signs of abuse and potentially collect evidence against an at-fault party. We could also help you know how best to protect your loved one while you fight for fair compensation.
What Is Elder Abuse?
Elder abuse is the intentional harming of someone over the age of 65. It can refer to many different types of abuse, including physical, emotional, financial and sexual abuse. Someone may abuse an elderly person for power, control, enjoyment or personal gain. Someone could also be guilty of elder neglect if he or she fails to adequately provide for the needs of the senior. Elder abuse and neglect affect more seniors than most people realize, as this crime remains widely underreported.
Elder abuse can cause significant and even fatal harm to a victim. Suffering any type of elder abuse could result in financial losses, frequent or serious injuries, mental health declines, behavioral changes, depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, infections, malnourishment, or wrongful death. You may be able to catch elder abuse before your loved one suffers irreparable damages by looking out for its signs.
Common signs of elder abuse and neglect include many trips to the hospital, unexplained injuries, genital injuries, sexually-transmitted diseases, burns, lacerations, poor facility sanitation, a dangerous premises, unkempt residents, or mean or abusive staff members. Visit your loved one often to improve the odds of detecting elder abuse at its earliest stages. If you do not recognize abuse until it is too late, consult an experienced Phoenix elder abuse attorney about what to do next.
Could Your Loved One Recover Compensation for Elder Abuse?
A successful civil claim could hold an abusive individual or larger establishment accountable for its actions. It could force the defendant(s) to pay compensation for the victim’s many damages.
- Lost quality of life
- Diminished enjoyment of life
- Lost opportunities
- Health care expenses
- Live-in care costs
- Disability costs
- Physical pain and suffering from abuse
- Emotional distress or trauma
- Legal fees
- Punitive damages
The Phoenix nursing home abuse attorneys at Gallagher & Kennedy know how to bring claims against nursing homes, long-term living facilities and individual caregivers in Arizona. We may be able to help you collect evidence of elder abuse to bring against a defendant in pursuit of damages.
Contact Us for a Free Case Review
Find out if you have an elder abuse claim today. Contact our Phoenix elder abuse attorneys to request a free consultation. We take messages online as well as at (602) 530-8400. Initial consultations about elder abuse are free and remain confidential.