Our elderly Arizona population deserves to be respected and cared for. Sometimes those who are trusted with their care, such as long-term assistance, nursing home staff, and other professionals, violate our trust and cause serious harm to our elderly loved ones. The duty of care for these providers is called a “fiduciary duty,” which means that it is a higher duty than normal. Breach of this duty that harms our elderly family and friends is an incredibly devastating and traumatic situation that should be handled with care, planning and good judgment.
The attorneys at Jensen Phelan Law Firm are dedicated to holding abusers responsible for their actions and helping victims find the justice they deserve. While pursuing legal action is often necessary, it can be emotionally challenging, especially for victims, which is why we are proud to offer our over 65 years of combined legal services. We take on the legal battle and secure favorable outcomes so that you and your elderly loved one have the closure and compensation you need to move forward.
Elder abuse refers to any intentional or negligent act by a caregiver or any other person that causes harm or distress to an older person. Elder abuse can take many forms, including:
It’s important to note that elder abuse can occur in any setting, including in the older person’s home, in a nursing home, or in a caregiver’s home. Elder abuse is a serious problem that often requires the skilled knowledge of a lawyer to make sure the liable parties are held responsible.
If you suspect that your elderly loved one is being abused in Arizona, there are several steps you can take to help protect them:
Remember, it’s important to take action if you suspect that your loved one is being abused. By reporting the abuse and finding legal help, you can help protect your loved one and prevent further harm.
When we place trust in the caregivers and professionals in charge of taking care of our elderly loved ones, we expect that our elderly loved ones are in good hands. Unfortunately, far too often, that trust is broken, and our elderly loved ones suffer abuse at their hands. This is an incredibly traumatic and emotional experience that needs to be handled with care and compassion.
At Jensen Phelan Law Firm, we understand the importance of personalized care and compassion in these types of situations. However, when it comes to making sure the abuser is brought to justice, we fight against elder abuse and stop at nothing to make sure they’re held responsible for their actions. Contact our firm today for a free assessment of your case and explanation of your rights. Reach out to us through our online contact form or call (928) 778-2660.