Nursing Home Abuse

It is an unfortunate fact that many elderly Americans who wish to live the remainder of their lives under the care of a nursing home may face abuse from their caretakers. Nursing home abuse is a problem of unknown magnitude, due in large part to the fact that many cases go unreported.

As the family member of an abused elderly individual, it is your duty to report instances of abuse when you suspect foul play. If you suspect that your loved one has been abused in his or her nursing home, contact the Phoenix nursing home abuse lawyers of Haralson, Miller, Pitt, Feldman & McAnally, P.L.C. at 800-763-0964.

Types of Abuse

Many individuals consider abuse to be purely physical, but this is not an entirely accurate assessment. In fact, abuse can take make forms, including:

  • Physical abuse
  • Verbal abuse
  • Emotional abuse
  • Sexual abuse

Any of these forms of abuse can damage an individual both physically and emotionally. In many cases, abuse occurs when one individual wishes to assert his or her dominance over another. In nursing homes, however, abuse may occur because of frustration or because of the frailty of the victims.

Regardless of the motive or form, abuse should never be tolerated.

Contact Us

Nursing home abuse is a serious issue that must be addressed when you suspect that it is occurring. If your loved one has been abused in his or her nursing home, contact the Phoenix nursing home abuse attorneys of Haralson, Miller, Pitt, Feldman & McAnally, P.L.C. at 800-763-0964.

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