Physical Elder Abuse

Along with young children, senior citizens are among the most vulnerable members of society. This is particularly true when it comes to physical abuse. Age renders bodies fragile and can leave elders unable to defend themselves from physical assaults. Sadly, this makes them an appealing and easy target for the cruel.

If you or your loved one has suffered acts of violence at the hands of the caregivers of a nursing home, then you must consider pursuing a civil action against the negligent facility and its employees. Contact the Phoenix elder abuse lawyers of Haralson, Miller, Pitt, Feldman & McAnally, P.L.C., at 800-763-0964 to learn how we can help you.

Ending the Abuse

The sad fact of the matter is that there are nursing home employees who derive a twisted pleasure from harming those in their care or who are willing to take out their angers and aggressions on seniors. There are plenty of times during the course of the day when a facility’s residents might be left alone with staff, and in a fleeting moment they may become the victim of physical abuse. This can take the form of:

  • Punching or otherwise striking a resident
  • Kicking
  • Shoving
  • Shaking, Slapping, Pinching
  • Burning

It is the obligation of the facility to ensure that an adequately sized staff is available and that all employees are responsible for monitoring for and reporting signs of suspected abuse.

Contact Us

A legal action for negligence offers a civil means of seeking justice, even if a criminal case might falter. Contact the experienced Phoenix elder physical abuse lawyers of Haralson, Miller, Pitt, Feldman & McAnally, P.L.C., at 800-763-0964 to discuss the facts of your case.

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