Skip to Content
Nursing Home Abuse Your Injury, Our Fight

Tempe, AZ Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer

While we may try and do everything we can to protect our parents or other elderly family members, sometimes we need help taking care of them and do the things they cannot do themselves or struggle to do safely. In these instances, we may make the choice to place a loved one in a nursing home or long-term care facility. These institutions are required by law to protect residents and keep them safe from harm to the best of their abilities.

While staff are expected to provide your loved one with the care they need, sometimes staff members can be negligent and cause you or your elderly loved one harm. Our Tempe, AZ nursing home abuse lawyer is here to stand up for your injured family member and ensure their rights are protected.

Nobody deserves to be mistreated, and especially not the elderly. That’s why Buckingham & Vega Law Firm is dedicated to representing the victims of nursing home abuse.

Have You Been Injured?

We Are Ready to Passionately Advocate For Your Rights
  • Please enter your first name.
  • Please enter your last name.
  • Please enter your phone number.
    This isn't a valid phone number.
  • Please enter your email address.
    This isn't a valid email address.
  • Please make a selection.
  • Please enter a message.
  • By submitting, you agree to be contacted about your request & other information using automated technology. Message frequency varies. Msg & data rates may apply. Text STOP to cancel. Acceptable Use Policy

Our Results Make a Difference

Explore How We Have Helped Our Clients
  • $73.21 Million Verdict Birth Injury

    The Buckingham & Vega legal team secured a $73.21 million verdict on behalf of a baby who was catastrophically injured due to the negligence of their doctor and medical team.

  • Record-Setting $72 Million Verdict Birth Injury

    The Buckingham & Vega team obtained a $72 Million verdict in a birth injury case when an OB/ GYN failed to properly monitor the mom during pregnancy.

  • $16 Million Truck Accident

    Buckingham & Vega obtained a $16 million settlement in a truck accident case. The truck driver was speeding and inattentive (texting) and crashed into the rear of a pickup truck stopped at a stoplight.

  • $14 Million Dram Shop Liability

    Our team obtained a $14 million dram shop verdict on behalf of a client who was injured due to negligence.

  • 13 Million Work Injury

    Buckingham & Vega represented an oilfield worker who was killed when their company failed to properly train its employees on how to safely move waste bins. Our client was killed when he became trapped between two bins.

  • 13 Million Truck Accident

    Our team secured a 13 million settlement in a truck accident case. An eighteen-wheeler made an unsafe turn in front of a car driven by a grandmother and her family. The grandmother was killed and the family suffered severe injuries.

Different Types of Abuse Nursing Home Residents Endure

Many nursing homes provide exceptional care to the people who live there. They ensure their residents are clean, well-fed, safe, and get all the medical care they need every day. However, not every facility or staff member acts the same way. Unfortunately, there are nursing care homes that abuse and neglect their patients, or individual staff members who are negligent or malicious in their care.

Here are the different types of abuse that could occur at a long-term care facility in Tempe, AZ:

  • Physical. Staff and other workers at the facility could use force to physically injure their residents. Pushing, hitting, scratching, and any other kind of physical harm are considered physical abuse to elderly residents. Physical and chemical restraints could also fall under this type of abuse.
  • Emotional. Emotional abuse can be just as harmful to a nursing home resident as physical abuse because it isolates the elderly and can severely affect their mental state. Emotional abuse includes yelling at, belittling, tormenting, and cursing at residents.
  • Financial. Financial exploitation can also happen, which is a form of abuse. Staff or other residents in the facility could steal valuables and money from your loved one’s room, or they could manipulate your loved one into making them the head of their finances.
  • Sexual. Your elderly family members could also be sexually abused in their facilities. Any unwanted sexual advances or conduct are considered sexual abuse. If your loved one is mentally incapacitated, this kind of abuse could be even more serious.
  • Neglect. Sometimes staff are overworked and understaffed, which stretches them thin. Staff members could unintentionally neglect your loved one because they are expected to do too much in one shift. However, neglect could also be intentional if a staff member is punishing your loved one through ignoring them and their needs.

All of these types of abuse could have serious consequences for your loved one. They could greatly affect their physical, mental, emotional, and financial health. That’s why you need to have our Tempe, AZ nursing home abuse attorney on your side—we’ll fight to hold the responsible party accountable for this abuse so you can focus on your family member’s healing.

Continue Reading Read Less