Attorneys Investigate Wrongful Death in Arizona Nursing Homes
Posted on behalf of Phillips Law Group on Dec 17, 2010 in Nursing Home Abuse
The nursing home industry has been under incredible stress in recent years as the collective population of the United States has aged. In addition, Arizona's nursing home industry has seen its demand for space explode given the state's natural home to so many retirees. Unfortunately, this phenomenon has led to a simultaneous increase in problems with the level of care that many residents receive, and some residents have been killed as a result of negligence, recklessness or even intentional abuse. Those who have lost a family member and suspect that this was the case need to seek the immediate help of experienced Arizona nursing home abuse lawyers, and below is an introduction regarding how they can help investigate these situations.
Arizona Nursing Home Abuse and Wrongful Death
Arizona wrongful death lawyers who have handled these types of cases in the past understand the intricacies of filing this type of lawsuit. One such step that's involved with every legal claim that's filed is known as discovery, which is basically the process of exchanging information and evidence so that each side can prepare for trial. Discovery also involves depositions, where witnesses who could be relevant to a case are interviewed and examined in a setting that's somewhat similar to court testimony in that it's given under oath and in the presence of a court reporter.
Arizona wrongful death attorneys who understand the nature of nursing home care will know what type of evidence to search for and request, which witnesses to depose and what type of records that should be sought and closely reviewed. These records could include employment and criminal records of those believed to have been involved with a death, internal management records of the nursing home, enforcement records kept by the state, financial records and other forms of documentation that could help to build a strong case.
Lawsuits for Wrongful Death and Elder Abuse in Phoenix
When someone is killed because of negligence, recklessness or even intentional conduct, the family members of the person who was killed obviously suffer tremendously. Therefore, rather than attempting to handle this situation alone, those who are dealing with a sudden loss should focus on their family and allow licensed Phoenix injury attorneys to handle this type of situation for them. If this includes someone you love, contact Phillips Law Group today to schedule a free initial consultation.