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Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect
Lawyers in Arizona and Phoenix

Are you among the many American families who have made the difficult decision to put a loved one in a nursing home?

Our population is aging, and as members of the Baby Boom generation move into their later years, we are seeing an explosion in the number of elderly needing assisted living or nursing home care. That number is expected to continue growing. It is projected that by 2050, people age 65 and older will make up one fifth of the U.S. population. The nation’s fastest growing demographic is people age 85 and older!

Because Arizona is a favorite retirement destination, our state has a higher proportion of elderly residents than many other states. Unfortunately, a correlate to this explosion in our elderly population is that we are seeing an increasing number of cases of abuse and neglect in eldercare facilities. When you select an assisted living facility or nursing home, you expect—as is your right—that your family member will receive the best of care, but all too often, this does not happen. At Knapp & Roberts, we can help.

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Wrongful Death & Life-Changing Disabilities

Knapp & Roberts has been helping the seriously injured and surviving family members for more than 20 years. Our Phoenix personal injury lawyers are dedicated solely to representing people who have experienced a catastrophic injury or wrongful death of a family member caused by the negligence of others. Our Arizona accident attorneys are proud to help our clients restore their future. Knapp & Roberts has successfully brought cases against major corporations, employers, state agencies, hospitals, doctors, nurses, trucking companies, and other wrongdoers.

At our Phoenix, Arizona personal injury law firm, you will receive personal attention at every stage of your case. We take each case very seriously and defense counsel, along with the insurance company, takes us seriously. As a client, there is no out-of pocket cost to you. We assume all the financial risk and are paid ONLY if we win your case. Our Phoenix personal injury lawyers are committed to representing you with the dedication, passion, and financial resources necessary toachieve the results you deserve.

Statistics Reveal Failure of Eldercare
Facilities to Provide Adequate Care

If an older member of your family has been a victim of abuse or neglect in a nursing home or assisted living home, you are not alone. These statistics are indicative of the scope of the problem:

The National Center on Elder Abuse (NCEA) reports that that 91 percent of nursing homes do not employ adequate staff to deliver proper care to patients.

More than a third of all nursing homes employ staff members who have violated laws against elder abuse.

More than half of nursing home care-giving staff participating in a recent survey admitted to having mistreated patients during the prior year in the form of neglect, violence, or emotional abuse.

Adults 80 and above are two to three times more likely to be abused, according to the Elder Maltreatment Alliance (EMA).

Elder abuse is severely underreported; only one of every twenty-four abuse cases is ever reported, according to some estimates.

Types of Abuse

Elder abuse in care institutions takes many forms, all of them robbing the victim of comfort,
dignity, and peace of mind in their last years.

  • Unclean living conditions
  • Lack of attention
  • Failing to change patient's position,
    resulting in bedsores
  • Medication errors
  • Deliberate overmedication
  • Applying physical restraints
  • Failing to provide proper nutrition
  • Allowing patient dehydration
  • Physical abuse
  • Financial abuse
  • Sexual abuse
  • Emotional abuse
  • Failing to protect patient from falls
  • Allowing a demented patient to wander unsupervised
  • Striking a patient
  • Stealing from a patient
  • Causing patient's wrongful death

Get help promptly for suspected abuse

The best way to determine if your loved one is being properly cared for is to pop in unannounced for a visit regularly. If you notice any of these red flags, don’t wait to take action

  • Hunger or thirst
  • Confusion
  • Fearfulness, withrdawl
  • Wasted, gaunt appearance
  • Bruises
  • Poor personal hygene
  • Rashes or bites
  • Bed sores
  • Welts
  • Rope marks
  • Unexplained injuries
  • Evasive answers by staff when questioned about injuries
  • Use of different emergency rooms to treat injuries

Take prompt action if you suspect abuse, because the consequences to the elderly patient are dire, including:

  • Three times greater risk of death
  • Psychological distrubance
  • Worsening of overall health
  • Higher medical expenses

Legal Assistance for Suspected
Nursing Home Abuse in Phoenix, Arizona

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For compassionate, skilled, and experienced legal assistance in Phoenix, Scottsdale, and the surrounding area, contact the law firm of Knapp & Roberts at the first sign that all is not well for your loved one. We have a superior track record of holding assisted living and nursing home facilities accountable when they fail in their duty to deliver proper care, and have won settlements and verdicts in the millions of dollars for our clients.

We understand that placing a family member in a home is often an agonizing decision, made worse when the needed care is not provided. While we cannot undo the damage your loved one has suffered, we can help the patient and family recover monetary damages, sometimes punitive as well as compensatory. Working together, we can reduce the incidence of patient abuse and hold care facilities to a higher standard, allowing our elderly to pass their final years in comfort and the best health possible at their age.

Call Knapp & Roberts today to schedule a free consultation to learn how we can help. There is never a fee unless we recover money for you.


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Help change the system or situation that caused this tragedy.

Change the system or situation that caused this tragedy. Especially when the case involves a death or permanent injury. This can happen from medical malpractice, defective or dangerous products, nursing home neglect, auto accidents. You can be a force in assuring this will not happen to others. Every member of our legal is focused on attaining justice for each client and using each legal victory to bring about larger societal changes. Ultimately, our cases have saved countless lives, made vehicles, long-term care facilities, group home, and hospitals safer. We hold big insurance companies and large corporation accountable.

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The personal injury attorneys in Phoenix, Arizona, at Knapp & Roberts have the compassion and trial lawyer skills to tell your story to a jury. We will get to know you and your family so that we can help the jury understand what has happened to you and your family and how it has changed your lives. Obtain the compensation necessary for the injuries and losses you have suffered.