Nursing Home Abuse in Arkansas
If you or a family member lives in a nursing home, your choice of facilities was probably dictated, in part, by the skills, expertise and professional care that is offered. No one expects to become the victim of nursing home abuse, but it's a sad and all-too-common reality. If you or someone you know has been abused in an assisted living facility, contact police and an Arkansas nursing home abuse attorney immediately.
How an Arkansas Lawyer Can Help You
There are several steps you should take if you suspect or have witnessed nursing home abuse:
- Ensure the safety of the abuse victim if you can do so without risking your own safety
- Call police or Arkansas Adult Protective Services
- Hire an Arkansas elder abuse attorney to represent the victim
While law enforcement are conducting a criminal investigation, Arkansas nursing home abuse attorneys can help the victim pursue a personal injury lawsuit against the abuser. A personal injury lawsuit, which is heard in civil court, allows the victim to recover money from the abuser to pay for medical treatment, damaged or destroyed property, and pain and suffering.
An abuse attorney can also accompany the victim to policy interviews and court appearances.
Find & Hire an Arkansas Nursing Home Abuse Attorney
You should find and hire an Arkansas elder abuse lawyer as soon as possible after abuse occurs, because there is a limited period of time during which a lawsuit can be filed against the abuser. If you need assistance locating Arkansas nursing home abuse lawyers in your area, Attorneys.com can help you. Call us at 877-913-7222 or complete the form on this page to use our free service, which can quickly connect you with local attorneys.