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!
These are any damages with a defined monetary value, such as:
Economic damages are easier to calculate than other types of damages because there are receipts or bills to go with them.
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:
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.
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.
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:
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.
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.
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:
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:
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.