Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect
Most of us trust the doctors, nurses and staff at nursing homes to give our elderly the care and attention they need, but sometimes they fail to do so. At the Arizona law office of James E. Vieh, P.L.C., we are dedicated to protecting our elderly from being abused, neglected and being taken advantage of.
Nursing homes do not always fulfill their responsibility to provide proper care for our elderly, who are often in a vulnerable position. If your lved one is a victim of nursing home abuse or neglect, contact us to find out how you can get compensation for your loss.Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect
Many of the illnesses and deaths that occur in nursing homes each year are the result of the failure of doctors or nurses to provide the elderly with proper care. When the elderly are hurt or die from these symptoms, negligence is often the real cause:
- Bedsores: The elderly only get bedsores as the result of malnutrition. It is the nursing home's responsibility to provide and correctly monitor the nutrition of its residents.
- Infections, sepsis and hemorrhoids: Poor hygiene causes these. Uncleanliness in nursing homes can be the result of failing to change diapers, as well as infrequent bathing and change of clothing or linens.
- Excessive sedation: Sedating patients who require more attention is not a substitute for proper care and often leads to greater medical problems.
Sometimes nurses and doctors blame understaffing for nursing home abuse, but they are still responsible for caring for their patients. It is their job to ensure that the most vulnerable among us are cared for in the correct way. Contact us to schedule a free consultation and find out how we can help you seek damages resulting from nursing home abuse or neglect.Our Approach to Nursing Home Malpractice
Nursing homes often try to hide or destroy medical records that suggest a patient was hurt or died because of neglect. We will aggressively investigate the facts and obtain complete medical records for your loved one.
Once we understand the situation, we will guide you through the legal process and make sure you understand your rights. With over 45 years of litigation experience, you can count on attorney Jim Vieh to work hard to secure just compensation, either through negotiation or in the courtroom.
If a loved on has been hurt or died because of nursing home abuse or neglect, contact us to make sure that the people responsible for your loved one's pain or death are held accountable. You will not pay us anything unless we secure compensation for you.
Our office is located in downtown Scottsdale, across the street from Fashion Square. We are available Monday through Friday, from 8:30 to 5:30, with other times by appointment. Home and hospital visits are also available by appointment. For personal injury cases, there is no fee unless we recover for you.
Attorney Vieh is fluent in Spanish and German. Se habla Español.