Nursing Home Malpractice Attorney

When nursing home residents are abused or neglected, their loved ones can experience everything from shock and confusion to anger.

The experienced Arkansas nursing home abuse attorney David P. Price, P.A., understands what people go through when they find out their loved one was abused at a nursing home. Mr. Price can review your situation in a no obligation legal consultation to determine if legal action can be taken against those responsible for the abuse or neglect. If you have a viable claim, we will begin a thorough investigation to build your case and pursue fair compensation for all of the damages your loved one has suffered.

One of the main reasons you should work with an Arkansas nursing home abuse lawyer is he or she will know how to determine all of the damages your loved one suffered and the value of those damages. Let David P. Price review your case today!

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Damages from Nursing Home Abuse

Economic Damages

These are any damages with a defined monetary value, such as:

  • Bills for your loved one's stay in the hospital
  • Emergency transportation to the hospital
  • Medical testing, such as x-rays or MRIs
  • Physical therapy services
  • Cost of visits to the doctor
  • Equipment, like wheelchairs, canes or crutches
  • Reasonable attorneys' fees for pursuing your case
  • Prescription drugs
  • Repairing or replacing your loved one's damaged personal property

Economic damages are easier to calculate than other types of damages because there are receipts or bills to go with them.

Non-Economic Damages

The other type of damages in a nursing home abuse case are called non-economic damages because they do not have a defined monetary value. In other words, there are no receipts or bills for these damages.

Some examples of non-economic damages your loved one may have experienced include:

  • Physical pain and suffering
  • Emotional suffering, including depression, anxiety and trouble sleeping
  • Physical impairment
  • Disfigurement
  • Loss of enjoyment of activities he or she used to enjoy
  • Inconvenience

When the value of economic and non-economic damages is determined, we will factor in the damages your loved one is suffering both now and in the future. For example, your loved one may need ongoing medical care and may have lingering emotional issues well after the abuse occurred.

Punitive Damages

These are only awarded in rare cases where the elder abuse and negligence that occurred was particularly egregious. These are not intended to compensate your loved one for a specific economic or non-economic injury. The purpose of punitive damages is to punish the other party and attempt to prevent others from engaging in similar conduct in the future.

Contact us today to determine if you have a viable claim. We are prepared to launch a comprehensive investigation to gather evidence of the value of the damages your loved one suffered.


Types of Nursing Home Abuse

Nursing home abuse is generally classified into five different categories. David Price is prepared to handle cases involving many types of abuse that fall under these categories:


This occurs when a caretaker or medical professional does not provide the standard of care a resident is entitled. Common examples of neglect include failing to:

  • Clean a resident's room to help ensure good personal hygiene
  • Move patients who are unable to move, which can result in bedsores
  • Administer medication when it is needed
  • Remove obstacles that can cause slip and fall accidents
  • Take care of residents' personal hygiene, including bathroom hygiene

Physical Abuse

Although the definition of physical abuse in a nursing facility varies depending on location, it is generally defined as a caretaker using excessive force that results in bodily harm or pain and suffering in the nursing home resident.

Examples of physical abuse include hitting, punching, kicking, shoving, burning, shaking, restraining a resident so tightly it causes injury.

Sexual Abuse

Nursing home sexual abuse and assault happens when an individual engages in a non-consensual sexual act with a resident. This could include rape, sexual gestures or jokes, taking pictures of residents in compromising positions, or sexual harassment.

Psychological or Mental Trauma

This type of abuse can happen through both verbal and nonverbal behavior. Any action that knowingly causes emotional anguish to a resident can be considered psychological abuse, including verbal assaults, bullying, and subjecting a resident to isolation or silent treatment.

Other forms of psychological or mental abuse include:

  • Making a resident perform demeaning activities
  • Denying a resident their medication
  • Talking to residents in a condescending way

Financial Abuse

This is defined as the unauthorized use of a resident's assets, including cash and bank accounts. Some examples of this form of abuse include:

  • Stealing money
  • Convincing a resident to sign over power of attorney
  • Opening credit cards in the resident's name
  • Cashing checks without the resident's consent

If you suspect your elderly loved one is the victim of abuse in a nursing home, contact a Phoenix nursing home abuse attorney at Phillips Law Group today. We care about our elderly citizens and will fight tirelessly for the justice and compensation they deserve. All of our initial consultations are free, and we only get paid if you win.

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