Nursing Home Negligence / Elder Abuse or Neglect

Tucson Elder Abuse Attorney

Placing a loved one in the care of a nursing home can be one of the most difficult decisions families must make. I understand how powerless people often feel when they can no longer provide the care themselves. So, at the Law Office of JoJene Mills, P.C., I know how devastating it can be to families when they discover that their loved one has been a victim of nursing home negligence. As an Arizona nursing home abuse lawyer, I am committed to helping victims of negligence and elder abuse.

My Personal Crusade Against Elder Abuse

The subject of elder abuse involving nursing home facilities or other care institutions is a personal crusade of mine. In my career as an active attorney, I have assisted in the writing and development of legislation addressing elderly abuse and neglect in the state of Arizona entitled the "Adult Protective Services Act." This active involvement has given me an insider's view into the issues of elder abuse in this state and the laws governing its control.

As the population of elderly citizens increases, the occurrences of abuse continue to rise. It is imperative that legal action is taken in order to hold the offending parties accountable. In this way, change can be initiated, and it is less likely that the same party will be allowed to repeat the abuse onto another victim.

Elder abuse takes many forms. It may arise from physical, psychological, financial or legal maltreatment. This can involve abuse, neglect, abandonment, isolation or any treatment resulting in physical harm, mental suffering or deprivation of necessities or essential services. This maltreatment may occur in the hands of an institution such as a nursing home or homecare facility or while under the care of a guardian or family member. It can include a wide range of harms:

  • Bladder and urinary tract infections
  • Bed sores
  • Dehydration
  • Malnutrition
  • Physical abuse or neglect
  • Wrongful death

Focused Commitment

People often feel helpless in caring for an aging family member or one with a significant disability. In cases of abuse, a professional they trusted has let them down. I pledge to focus my commitment to a thorough investigation of the facts and to provide the best advice and course of action legally available. To talk to me about your elder abuse concerns, contact my Tucson law firm at 520.529.3200 or toll-free at 866.529.3201. Initial consultations are free and confidential.