A nursing home should offer your loved one the same level of care and respect that they would receive at home. Unfortunately, this is not always the case. The staff at nursing homes can be negligent and harmful.
An accident in a nursing home setting can leave the senior with severe physical and emotional harm. The legal team at Zanes Law understands how horrendous it can be to learn that your loved one has been in an accident. A South Tuscon, AZ nursing home accident lawyer is here for you ready to help navigate the details of the accident, and seek the justice that you and your family deserve.
Call us today for a free consultation at 833-675-9474.
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Sometimes an accident is just that, an accident. Other times, a person’s negligent actions were the cause of the accident. Seniors might be subject to the following accidents in a nursing home setting:
- Improper medication dosing
- Slip and fall
- Failure to monitor dietary restrictions
- Delay in calling for medical services
- Car accidents during transportation
The staff in a nursing home setting holds a legal duty of care to the safety and wellbeing of your loved one. When they fail to offer them this level of expected care, they may be liable.
Arizona state law considers any of the following as abuse:
It is not always easy to identify the cause of a nursing home accident. However, if you worry about the safety of your loved one, it is essential to take action. If they are in immediate danger, call 911 and remove them from the location.
If you question the possibility of nursing home neglect, you can fill out a complaint form online with the Arizona Department of Health Services. The Bureau of Residential Facilities Licensing regulates all residential healthcare facilities. Additionally, you can search all Arizona nursing homes and identify any previous enforcement actions taken against them.
You can also file a report with the Adult Protective Services at 877-767-2385 or the 24-hour Area Agency on Aging Helpline at 602-265-4357.
It is vital to take immediate action when a loved one’s safety is in question. However, filing a legal case may not be the first thing on your mind after your loved one suffers an accident. It is important to keep in mind that the state of Arizona does limit the time in which we have to file a nursing home accident case.
A nursing home accident would fall under a personal injury case, and we have just two years from the date of the accident to file. Waiting too long can make it difficult, if not impossible, to collect the compensation that you and your family deserve.
Our team of South Tucson nursing home accident lawyers will manage all the details of your case, from A to Z. We understand the importance of seeking justice while also protecting the rights of your loved one.
Because it is not always easy to identify the details surrounding a nursing home accident case, we do not expect you to know if you have a case. A free consultation allows us to collect important information while also getting to know you.
From here, we can determine the best legal steps to take going forward.
Our legal team understands the inconvenient situation you are currently facing. Not only do you want to seek justice from the negligent nursing home, but you are now faced with finding a new nursing home that you and your family can trust.
Our legal team will come to you, whether your loved one is at home or recovering in a hospital. There is no obligation to you as we will never charge you anything unless we also collect compensation on your behalf.
File a Report With the State of Arizona
Filing a report is important not only in building your case but also in preventing another senior from facing the same type of negligent accident. Our legal team will ensure that the state receives a complaint. We will also follow up on that complaint to ensure that the nursing home gets an inspection.
Additionally, we will investigate the nursing home further for any additional complaints which may be helpful to your case.
There are a few people that could be at fault in a nursing home accident case. An individual staff member could be liable if they were intentionally harmful. It could also be a problem with a lack of training or poor hiring practices, which would be the fault of the nursing home.
Either way, we will get to the bottom of your nursing home accident case. We will pull information from the following sources:
- Police reports
- Training logs
- Employee manuals
- Witness reports
- Personal statements
- Medical records
- Images or videos from the accident
- Expert witnesses
There are a lot of costs associated with a nursing home accident. Not only do you have to factor in the medical and psychological care, but also the cost of rehoming. We will fight to recover the following damages:
- Medical bills
- Transportation costs
- Financial losses
- Moving costs
- Lost wages
- Pain and suffering
- Wrongful death
If you lost a loved one due to a nursing home accident, we can help you recover compensation to assist with funeral expenses and any other incurred costs.
Discuss Your Case With Zanes Law Today
It is important to have legal representation that is familiar with Arizona’s laws as they apply to nursing home accidents. You can trust that Zanes Law and its South Tuscon nursing home accident lawyers will offer you the compassion and experience that you deserve.
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