August 31, 2017

Avoid Elder Abuse & Pick the Best Caregiver for a Loved OneHiring a caregiver or putting your loved one in a nursing home is a tough decision to make. If you're aware of the statistics surrounding elder abuse in nursing homes and at the hands of caregivers, this choice becomes even more difficult. Our lawyers at the Jensen and Phelan Law Firm, P.C. specialize in elder abuse cases and know how...

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August 21, 2017

How Prevalent is Abuse and Neglect in Nursing Homes? | AZElder abuse and neglect occurs all too frequently to vulnerable adults in every U.S. state, and while there are laws in place to protect aging adults, many cases of abuse go unreported. The perpetrators of this awful crime are mostly like to be the spouses, adult children or other family members, but a large amount of elder abuse and neglect is also executed by...

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August 14, 2017

When to File a Dangerous Drugs Lawsuit | Prescott Valley, AZPharmaceutical companies have a responsibility to consumers to make sure they’re selling a safe, effective medication or medical device. Drugs are put through rigorous testing and clinical trials before they’re allowed on the market. However, some drug manufacturers know how to “cheat” the system to turn a larger profit at the expense of consumer...

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August 09, 2017

3 Reasons Why It's Important to Sue for Wrongful Death | Ariz. Wrongful death lawsuits can be brought for numerous reasons such as a death caused by an auto accident, medical malpractice or a dangerous product. These claims can be filed by a surviving family member or the deceased person’s estate and require extensive documentation to prove negligence or intentional harm occurred. Our attorney working in...

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July 10, 2017

Why Does It Take an Injury or Death for a Product to be Recalled?Hundreds of products are recalled each year because they’ve caused severe injuries or death, but how do these products make it onto the shelves in the first place? And, why aren’t they recalled right away following an accident that caused irreparable harm to the consumer?

FDA-regulated products—be they dangerous medical devices, children’s...

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July 05, 2017

When Can I Sue for Burn Injury? | Cottonwood, Prescott ValleyYou probably remember the famous McDonald’s burn injury lawsuit in which an older woman sued the fast food conglomerate for burns she sustained from a cup of coffee. What you likely don’t know is how severe the injury was: The 79-year-old woman suffered third-degree burns on her inner thighs, buttocks, groin and surrounding areas due to the scalding temperature of the...

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June 30, 2017

Victims are Dying as Elder Abuse Complaints are Kept QuietElder abuse and neglect in nursing homes is an epidemic in America. Tens of thousands of complaints are filed in the U.S. each year, but a mere ten percent are thoroughly investigated. In 2016 alone, 23,760 incidents of elder abuse went uninvestigated according to the Department of Health. Many of these claims were closed without an onsite visit or an interview with the...

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May 05, 2017

What to Do if You Suspect Nursing Home Abuse and NeglectThe statistics behind nursing home abuse and neglect are shocking, yet many instances of elder abuse go unreported. A study conducted by the Division of the House Government Reform Committee found approximately 30 percent of nursing homes in the U.S. had abuse or neglect violations within a two-year period. Elder abuse can come in the form of physical,...

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May 03, 2017

Examples of What is Considered Wrongful Death | CottonwoodThe death of a loved one is arguably the most difficult time you will face in your lifetime. When the death is from negligence or could have been prevented, your grief can worsen. A wrongful death claim can be filed for numerous reasons against individuals, manufacturers of products or pharmaceuticals, property owners and many others. These lawsuits...

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May 01, 2017

How to Recognize Distracted Driving Before It's Too Late | Ariz. Distracted driving is deadly, and you’ve likely seen the public service announcements that prove it. These ads typically feature the final text a driver sent seconds before a fatal auto accident occurred. Texting while driving is illegal in 46 states, but using your cell phone while driving in Arizona is still legal (except for the first six months...

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