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Tucson Nursing Home Physical Abuse Lawyers

We trust that nursing homes will give our loved ones the attention and assistance they need. With this trust, we never expect our loved ones to be subject to physical abuse. This physical abuse may come from one of the nursing home staff or one of the other residents. Regardless of who physically abused our loved ones, we expect the negligent nursing home to be held accountable.

Unfortunately, abuse in nursing homes is more common than one might expect. According to one study, one out of three nursing home residents reported that they were abused. Of the approximately 3 million nursing home residents in America, that means about 1 million reported abuse. Also, about 95% of nursing home residents reported that they have seen other residents abused. Because physical abuse of our vulnerable loved ones can be so serious, and because they are often frail, abused nursing home residents have an increased likelihood of death.

If your loved one suffered abuse in a nursing home, the Tucson nursing home physical abuse lawyers of Russo, Russo & Slania, P.C. are here to help. Unfortunately, since physical abuse cases are so common, we have extensive experience handling these specific types of cases, and we are ready to put our experience to work for you. Please call us today at (520) 529-1515 so we can help you put a stop to this horrific mistreatment.

Why Do I Need a Lawyer?

Placing your loved one in the care of a nursing home can be a stressful life decision. When we make this decision, we expect the nursing home to give the same care and attention that we would give our loved ones. When you find out that a loved one has been physically abused while in the care of the nursing home, you may feel betrayal and guilt. It is important to remember that you can pursue legal action to right these wrongs and hold the parties responsible accountable for their actions.

A lawsuit can be an emotional and stressful experience, so you need a skilled attorney to make sure you get the recovery you deserve. The attorneys at Russo, Russo & Slania, P.C. have the experience and skill you need on your side to ensure the best possible outcome for the physical abuse your loved one sustained while in a nursing home. For just compensation for your loved one’s injuries, please call us today at (520) 529-1515.

Why Choose Russo, Russo & Slania, P.C.?

At Russo, Russo & Slania, P.C., we pride ourselves on our pledge always to put our clients’ interests first. We are not afraid to go to trial and fight for the rights of you and your abused loved one, and we are not afraid of fighting against the nursing homes.

If your loved one was physically abused while they were a resident of a nursing home, you need the compassionate and diligent attorneys at Russo, Russo & Slania, P.C. on your side to ensure that you get fair recovery. As a family business, we understand how difficult a nursing home physical abuse case can be on your family. Do not wait to contact our skilled Tucson nursing home physical abuse attorneys today at (520) 529-1515 so that we can get the compensation your family deserves for the injuries endured by your loved one.

Dangers of Nursing Home Physical Abuse

Physical abuse occurs when a nursing home resident sustains some physical injury because of the intentional, negligent, or reckless conduct of another. Unfortunately, physical abuse cases are among the most common types of abuse cases that occur in nursing homes. Physical abuse can lead to serious or even fatal injuries to our loved ones that are already in a vulnerable state.

The most recognizable types of physical abuse happen when someone physically slaps, pushes, or strikes a resident in their care. The injuries sustained by these violent types of contact can be life-threatening for the elderly. However, abuse also comes in many other forms. At Russo, Russo & Slania, P.C., we have seen the elderly physically abused in the following ways:

  • Misuse of physical restraints
  • Failure to provide necessary clothing
  • Failure to provide a sanitary environment

Physical abuse is most commonly caused by nursing home staff. This is especially troubling because we have trusted the nursing home to care for our loved ones. Nursing home staff may physically abuse residents intentionally or out of frustration. However, staff can also physically abuse our loved ones unintentionally and negligently because they have not received proper training. Nursing home facilities should also be held responsible for hiring and failing to train the staff members that physically abuse our loved ones. Regardless of the type of physical abuse, we expect nursing homes to be in control of their staff so as to minimize and avoid harm being inflicted on our loved ones. To make sure that the nursing home pays for its negligence, call the Tucson nursing home abuse lawyers at (520) 529-1515.

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If your loved one was the victim of physical abuse while under the care of a nursing home, please contact the nursing home abuse lawyers of Russo, Russo & Slania, P.C. today so you can get justice and compensation for the injuries your loved one endured. Physical abuse is a serious issue in nursing homes, and the injuries caused by physical abuse can be fatal to the elderly. The negligent nursing home should be held accountable for the abuse your loved one was forced to endure. You need the skilled and experienced attorneys of Russo, Russo & Slania, P.C. on your side to make sure that fair compensation is awarded. Please contact us today at (520) 529-1515, and we will fight for the rights of you and your loved one.