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Nursing Home Abuse Your Injury, Our Fight

Tucson, AZ Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer

Placing your loved one in a nursing home can be an emotional decision, but you expect the home to provide medical care, social activities, and a healthy environment for your loved one. They’re able to have the level of care they deserve in a place tailored to provide them with a high quality of life. However, you may notice that your loved one’s care hasn’t seemed to the level where it should be, or that your loved one has been hurt because of the nursing home. If this is the case, a Tucson, AZ nursing home abuse lawyer can fight for your loved one to get justice.

Buckingham & Vega Law Firm fiercely protects the rights of senior citizens. They have established rights as nursing home or assisted living residents. When an abusive or neglectful nursing home breaks the law and causes your loved one harm, we’re here to hold the home accountable and fight for your loved one to recover the compensation they deserve.

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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.

What Kinds of Abuse and Neglect Can Occur in a Nursing Home?

An abusive nursing home environment can affect your loved one in different ways. If abuse is occurring, it may be one of the following kinds:

  • Physical. Hitting, pushing, grabbing, or handling your loved one too roughly are all forms of physical abuse. If the nursing home uses illegal physical restraints, then this can also harm your loved one.
  • Sexual. This kind of abuse can include physical abuse, but physical contact isn’t the only form of sexual abuse. Forcing a resident to participate in something that they did not consent to, like showing inappropriate pictures, is sexual abuse.
  • Emotional. Preventing your loved one from being around others, making threats, or berating them with rude language are forms of emotional abuse. When this occurs, it can severely affect your loved one’s self esteem.
  • Financial. Staff may try to financially exploit residents by stealing money, checks, or taking valuables from their room.

While the forms of abuse usually involve someone deciding to do them, neglect is slightly different because it may not be because the staff is choosing to harm your loved one. However, there’s no excuse for your loved one to suffer injuries or harm at their home. Nursing homes can fail to provide your loved one with the care they deserve regardless of intent.

  • Medication Error. Inexperienced or fatigued nurses could give your loved one the wrong medication, incorrect dose, or miss providing them with their medication.
  • Lack of Personal Care. Some residents in nursing homes require help to get dressed, bathe, use the restroom, and keep up with other forms of personal hygiene. When there’s limited staff, your loved one may be in soiled or old clothes or bedsheets, have unbrushed teeth, and their room could be dirty.
  • Missed Meals. If a nursing home doesn’t have the staff to care for all the residents, getting regular nutrition and liquids may not happen. Your loved on may have to wait a long time for a meal or they may miss a meal completely.
  • Unsanitary Conditions. Cleanliness is necessary for quality of life and to prevent the spread of germs. If common areas aren’t cleaned consistently, your loved one could be in an environment where they’re more likely to contract an illness.

If your loved one has experienced any of the above, you need a Tucson, AZ nursing home abuse lawyer to stand up for them. Abuse and neglect can put your loved one’s health at risk and recovering can be an extensive process. Our lawyers will find out how they were hurt and who was responsible.


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