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Nursing Home or Assisted Living Neglect & Abuse Attorneys in Las Vegas

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When you trust your loved ones to the care of a nursing home or assisted living facility, they have a duty to provide them the best care and attention possible. Unfortunately, that is not always the case. One out of every four nursing homes has been cited for neglect or elder abuse, a shockingly high number, and many victims are unable to communicate with family back home about the incident. They can suffer for months or years under the abuse of a negligent or malicious caregiver, and this can lead to unneeded medical complications and emotional distress. If you suspect that a loved one is being neglected or abused in an extended care home, contact us immediately at Gazda and Tadayon, Las Vegas’ most trusted attorneys for nursing home neglect and abuse injury. We deal with many personal injury cases in Nevada as one of the city’s most experienced law firms, but we take neglect and abuse cases very seriously. Let us help you fight for your family’s rights and due compensation.

We Can Help You

  • Determine if there is neglect or abuse taking place
  • Gather concrete evidence of abuse or neglect
  • File the necessary paperwork
  • Consult with medical experts on the true costs of treatment and long-term care
  • See your case through either to trial or to a settlement

Our first priority is your family’s well-being. When you work with us at Gazda and Tadayon, we take no fees until we collect from a trial or settlement, so you can focus on your loved one’s recovery and care. We put people and results first. Contact us today for a free consultation on filing a neglect and abuse claim.

Client Reviews

I worked for Gazda & Tadayon for about four years. During that time, everyone I talked to who interacted with them as an employee, client, vendor or otherwise, had only the best things to say about them, and the firm. Afshin Tadayon and Lewis Gazda are first class attorneys who get results. I witnessed their ability of turning adversaries into lifelong referral sources. They have compassion for their clients and they care about their employees no matter what age or background they have. They are passionate and courteous. They always conducted themselves with professionalism and treated all parties with dignity and respect. Gazda and Tadayon was home to me.Mr. Gazda and Mr. Tadayon are committed to doing whatever is necessary to help their clients get the best outcome. They are not afraid to put in the hours and "walk the walk." I highly recommend Gazda And Tadayon.
Maria Goodall
Maria Goodall
00:47 14 Feb 20
Case was handled very professionally and the communication between attorney and us as the client were very well handled. They said they would handle it and that I wouldn't need to worry about anything and sure enough they were right.
Ensony C
Ensony C
17:18 07 Feb 20
They handled our case over the course of about 3 years and even as I was out of state they called and clarified lots of information over the phone and in person. The front office is exceptional
Jeffrey Chang
Jeffrey Chang
17:18 07 Feb 20
I was standing service treat you like family , Very knowledgeable and they treat you to the highes I am so proud being and then working for me.
Alfredo Matos
Alfredo Matos
18:56 27 Jan 20
Best service. Best everything all the way around. Very happy with all that has happened.
Nevin Perryman
Nevin Perryman
22:37 15 Jan 20
Great very friendly attorney he really met my expectations very professional staff
Miguel Rivera
Miguel Rivera
20:57 20 Dec 19
(Translated by Google) Excellent service, I would definitely recommend them, very professional, answer all your questions and solve your case quickly. Very savvy.(Original)Excelente servicio, definitivamente los recomendaría, muy profesionales, responden todas tus dudas y resuelven tu caso rápido. Muy sacdisfecha.
Jacqueline Lopez
Jacqueline Lopez
22:47 18 Dec 19
The service is very good and have solve my problems fast, I am very happy
Abel Mejia
Abel Mejia
00:05 18 Dec 19
I am grateful for the service I received and the painless experience , professionalism and caring staff. I will definitely recommend Gazda and Tadayon Law Firm .
Stella Flores
Stella Flores
19:53 17 Dec 19
I am very pleased with the attention and service I received from the Office of Gazda & Tadayon Law Firm . I received great assistance on my case and will definitely recommend them to friends and family.
Jorge Flores
Jorge Flores
19:49 17 Dec 19
This was an amazing experience team was great and friendly Im am very pleased with everything
Trinae Polk
Trinae Polk
23:53 03 Dec 19
This was the best experience. My first accident and the front office staff and the professional personal went out of their way to make this run without stress on my part..Thank you so much
Shirley Colucci
Shirley Colucci
19:48 27 Nov 19
These two gentlemen were able to settle out of court for a considerable settlement....keep in mind it takes time..
Rick Stokely
Rick Stokely
00:43 15 Oct 19
After a few lawyers drop my case. My case was referred to gazda and tayadon. My case was really difficult because I had gotten into different car accidents within a day part of each. After a difficult 5 years fighting my case I can finally say it's almost finialzed. Not only did they take my cases but also won it. From the start I knew there was a possibility I wouldn't recieve a dime not only was my medical and lawyers fees covered but come to find out I'll be getting a settlement check as well. Not only are they great laywers but great negotiators. I would highly recommend them to anyone. Thank you to Gazda and Tadayon and team for all they're hard work they put into winning my cases.
Angelita Martin
Angelita Martin
21:47 22 Aug 19
My husband was in a car accident back in 2011 and his case was transferred to Gazda & Tadayon from a different attorney. Long story short- everything was settled and paid in 2011 so when a $3400 bill showed up in January of 2019 we were shocked and upset to say the least. After first contacting the provider and attorney, I honestly thought we were getting screwed over and would be stuck with the bill because of the back and forth between them and the stories being told.... like our case was still ini litigation?? When I asked for a copy of our settlement disbursement it was somewhere in storages.. howevero to my surprise and relief, Gazda & Tadayon paid the bill in full!! While this service was included in the original lien and should have been paid out of the settlement in 2011, due to the mix up ( probably a result of changing attorneys) it wasn't. I have heard of several attorneys in similar situations that don't pay the bill but that wasn't the case here!!!! We are so thankful that this was resolved! I would definitely recommend this attorney purely because they area honest and did the right thing for us, so they'll do what's right for you too!Hopefully we won't need to hire an attorney again, but if we do, I'd definitely go with them!
Rachel
Rachel
20:09 16 Apr 19
Great Lawyers very personable. Lewis is very funny and Afshin is a great person,. I can only say if you want a personal experience and not feel pressured I think these guys would be your best choice. Just dont bet Afshin on a Muhammid Ali question while driving he will win the bet ; )
Letbeknown Truth
Letbeknown Truth
21:13 22 Mar 19
These guys are the best!
Saiyanblood94
Saiyanblood94
14:01 27 Jun 18
Excellent service. Mr. Tadayon explained everything thoroughly in every step of my process and helped me get compensated fully for my injuries all in a timely manner. Also fantastic and helpful staff!
Saber Rouhani
Saber Rouhani
21:37 09 Nov 17
Ghazda & Tadayon have been very helpful. They are the best accident attorney and personal injury lowers in lasvegas. Thank you so much for everything. 🙏🙏
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sanaz sh
03:22 07 May 17
(Translated by Google) Very good lawyers very attentive(Original)Muy buenos abogados muy atentos
Adan Hernandes
Adan Hernandes
18:55 09 Dec 16
I would recommend them to anyone in Las Vegas! I was in a car accident about 2 years ago and was left with burns on my arms. Thanks to Afshin Tadayon I am receiving a nice settlement that is more than i thought id ever get. I was by far the worst client, I never answered my phone and was hard to get a hold of. Afshin went above and beyond to handle my case and I am beyond grateful for that.
Alyssa Morgan
Alyssa Morgan
22:09 25 Apr 16
I had a slip and fall accident while walking my dog. I broke my ankle and thought I had a legitimate lawsuit. I was paying for a pre-paid legal service, but they weren't interested. I then contacted several of the attorneys that advertise on local TV. I was amazed that they didn't want to discuss my case in person. They disqualified me over the phone. I was eventually referred to Afshin Tadayon. I met him at his office and he agreed that I had a case. I was impressed with Mr. Tadayon from the getgo. He was professional, knowledgeable, and easy to talk to. He made me feel comfortable and confident with the outcome. I would have to say that the process went smoothly and quickly. The settlement was more than I thought it would be. I can't think of any way that it could have been any better. I couldn't believe that I was turned away by so many other attorneys. I highly recommend Mr. Tadayon.
George Stewart
George Stewart
05:12 17 Feb 15
Gotta say these two guys were great I had used them during a difficult interstate law suit and the driver at fault was all about counter action. Gazda and Tadayon really put my recovery first, all the doctors and treatment never came out of my pocket great settlement.
Chuck Becker
Chuck Becker
16:24 22 Apr 14
My experiences with Gazda & Tadayon are truly amazing. These attorneys are highly skilled and very professional when it comes to handling cases. Lewis and Afshin are always prepared to take on any sort of case that comes their way. When I was involved in a car accident, I was slightly injured but my car was wrecked! I was more concerned about how I can manage fixing my car first. Then I was told to visit the offices of Gazda & Tadayon to get a FREE consultation. Money is tight for me so I can't be spending much when my car is totalled! After we spoke, it wasn't much later til my case had begun. Then in no time, my case had been settled and the amount of compensation that these personal injury attorneys had got for me was outstanding. My car was fixed! Most of all my medical bill was taken care of! I can't thank these two hard working men enough!Definitely give Gazda & Tadayon two thumbs up!!
Lilo Marie
Lilo Marie
01:01 30 Jul 13
Gazda & Tadayon have been very helpful. After my car accident took place I was referred to them from one my clients. I went to them and expained my situation and they took the reins. They are hands down the best personal injury lawyers in Las Vegas. Thank you so much!
soleil grant
soleil grant
05:01 29 Jul 13

How To Tell If Your Loved One Is Being Abused at the Nursing Home

Neglet and abuse in las vegas nevadaIt can be hard to tell at first if there’s something wrong at the nursing home. Many cases of neglect or elder abuse are not reported because patients might be unaware of the situation, or out of fear that their caregivers will retaliate. If you notice anything out of the ordinary with your loved one, don’t hesitate to ask questions and demand answers. Here are a few signs that may suggest that a neglect and abuse situation is on-going:

  • Malnutrition or dehydration
  • Falls and fractures
  • Physical or chemical restraints
  • Signs of physical or sexual abuse
  • Bed sores
  • Infections
  • Poor hygiene
  • Unsanitary living conditions
  • Wandering or leaving the property
  • Extreme changes in behavior
  • Emotional affectation

It’s better to be safe than sorry. You don’t want to take any chances when it comes to your loved one’s physical and emotional well-being. If you suspect they are being abused or neglected, call us today at 702-220-7128 for a free consultation and get the most experienced personal injury attorneys in Las Vegas on your side.

What to Know About Nursing Home Neglect

Nursing home neglect refers to inadequate care of the residents by the staff. Sadly, this is quite common. In fact, the National Center on Elder Abuse (NCEA) found that almost 95 percent of nursing home residents have been affected either by witnessing neglect or by experiencing the neglect and abuse themselves. A caregiver may start mistreating a patient in small ways at first before escalating the abuse and behavior, making it more difficult to detect. The elderly patients themselves may not want to speak out about the abuse since they might not be aware of their rights, or because they are intimidated by the staff. In some cases, a language barrier or cognitive issues may also prevent discovery of nursing home neglect. 

Types of Nursing Home Abuse

Neglect and abuse cases can take on many different forms. The basic premise is that the caregiver has a duty to the patient, and they either fail to fulfill those duties or conduct malicious activities that causes injury and sometimes death to the patient.  

Here are some of the most common examples of neglect in the nursing home environment: 

  • Medical. Medical neglect refers to inadequate attention to the elder resident’s medical issues. When a patient is admitted to a nursing home, they have a file that caregivers must review and refer to. Failure to keep to these standards, such as forgetting to provide medication or alert a medical professional in the event of an emergency, can all constitute medical neglect.
  • Basic needs. In addition to medical needs, patients also have a right to their basic needs, such as sufficient food, water, and a safe, clean environment. In some cases, the facility does not provide enough access to these everyday needs.
  • Personal care and hygiene. Personal care refers to needed help with hygiene, bathing, dental, clean sheets, and so on. For example, upkeep of a patient’s bedding should be done to prevent bedsores and other skin issues from developing. 
  • Social and emotional. Social or emotional neglect includes a failure to give the residents adequate company or entertainment. A patient’s social and emotional needs can sometimes be overlooked, but they are a critical part of their overall picture of health. Neglect or malicious treatment can lead to cognitive decline and emotional and behavioral issues.
  • Abuse. In extreme cases, caregivers subject patients to physical, emotional, or sexual abuse. Even seemingly minor injuries, like cuts and scrapes, can be a warning sign of abuse,since caregivers often start with small forms of mistreatment before escalating to more abusive behavior. 

There are countless more ways that an elder can be mistreated, and it’s important to be aware of these so you can take immediate action to protect your loved one. In some extreme cases, mistreatment of elders can lead to wrongful death. When a neglect and abuse case is suspected, the patient must be immediately transferred to a different facility in Las Vegas to protect their well-being and health.

Why Nursing Home Neglect Might Occur

For many of us, it’s unthinkable that a caregiver could be so heartless when it comes to their patients and wards, especially for disabled and elderly patients who need the most care. Should a case go to court, the legal team will want to demonstrate why the neglect occurred, but many families also want to understand the motives behind the abuse in the first place. It almost always stems from some lapse on the part of the management or the staff.

These are some typical reasons why nursing home neglect occurs: 

  • Understaffed nursing facilities. Sometimes, nursing homes put money before their patients and fail to hire enough caregivers to handle the number of residents that need care. As a result, the caregivers are unable to give everyone the adequate care and attention they need. This additional pressure on caregivers can also lead to serious mistakes due to overwork and stress. Currently, more than 90% of nursing facilities may be understaffed.
  • Negligent hiring practices. It’s the responsibility of the facility to carefully vet their employees. During screening, the employees should ideally have clean records and the right credentials for their position. Failure to check for these standards can lead to the wrong kinds of caregivers in a facility.
  • Poorly trained staff: In some cases, the caregivers might have good intentions but make neglectful mistakes because they did not get the right training from the facility. It is their employer’s responsibility to ensure that initial and continued training is provided. This can lead to routine mistakes, like improper handling of mobility issues or daily hygiene.

Most care professionals are compassionate, skilled workers who are fantastic at their jobs, but it takes just one bad apple to ruin a nursing home environment. Luckily, there are systems in place in Nevada that make certain that neglect and abuse are caught and stopped. By filing a neglect and abuse case on behalf of your loved one, you are fighting for their rights to proper care, but also ensuring that other residents and patients can be protected as well once the abusive party is taken out of the care system.

Taking Action: Next Steps and Compensation

Anybody who suspects nursing home neglect should act right away. There are certainly false alarms, but there’s nothing to lose and everything to gain when we prioritize the well-being of our families and loved ones. Patients can suffer from very serious mental and physical problems even after just a short time of neglect, and in extreme cases abuse can lead to serious injury or even death. 

Neglect and abuse is illegal in Nevada, and as personal injury lawyers with more than 50 years of experience, we are well-equipped to help you take legal action. The mistreatment of your loved one may have already caused you and your family immense grief and anger, in addition to the extra costs of medical treatment and recovery. At Gazda and Tadayon, we use all available resources to help get you the compensation and peace of mind you deserve.

The amount of compensation varies from case to case, but some of the costs that can be covered include:

  • additional medical treatment or surgeries
  • transfer to another nursing home or facility
  • therapy
  • rehabilitation
  • loss of wages caused by time spent on the case
  • costs of travel

These cases can sometimes be settled out of court, but at times we need to litigate, or pursue a lawsuit against the liable party. Many lawyers are proficient at settlements but lack the knowledge and experience to pursue litigation, especially for a complex personal injury case like neglect and abuse. Luckily, you have us on your side. Our law firm is known for our confidence in personal injury litigation, and we work tirelessly until your case comes to a conclusion.

Should we choose to litigate, the case will go to court and be seen by a judge or jury. Settlements are often faster, but in some cases a trial can be the best way to pursue monetary compensation and justice for the victim. As always, we are a no fee law firm at Gazda and Tadayon, which means we cover all legal fees until we collect from a case.

One more important thing to note: Nevada is a limited statute state, which means there is a limited time frame for people to file a personal injury claim, like nursing home neglect and abuse. Even if the abuse occurred in the past, there could still be time to file for compensation. It is critical that you work with an attorney with extensive knowledge of these types of cases, and who can work on your case as soon as possible.

Why choose our Las Vegas  Neglect and Abuse Law FirmGazda Tadayon Personal Injury Attornys Las Vegas

With over 50 years of combined experience, we’ve seen it all at Gazda and Tadayon. As former defense attorneys for the insurance industry, we know the ins and outs of personal injury cases, and we fight relentlessly for your rights and adequate compensation. We have extensive knowledge of the types of injuries that occur in a neglect case, and we also consult with medical experts to get a complete understanding of the treatment required. This also means you have a better shot at getting complete and full compensation in your case.

We leave no stone unturned to help you get back the quality of life and peace of mind you deserve.

Every single detail can make or break a neglect and abuse case. We work with medical professionals and law enforcement to get a better sense of the situation, and conduct our own independent examinations so that we can use every possible opportunity to improve your case.

We also understand that your legal fight is just one part of your journey to recovery. Our friendly staff is there to make the legal process as smooth and comfortable as possible, and we help our clients consult with medical experts to determine the care they need.

Other law firms go to us for advice on their most challenging and difficult cases. If our peers and clients trust us to call the shots, you know that we can handle your case with the highest standards of compassion and professionalism.

A Proven Record Of Success

The attorneys of Gazda and Tadayon have been recognized by the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum for winning millions in compensation for our clients. Our ethical standards have also been highlighted by the law directory Martindale-Hubbard. When you work with Gazda and Tadayon on a personal injury case, you will receive proven representation with full integrity.

To get started, schedule a free consultation for your neglect and abuse claim, or read what our clients have to say on our Gazda and Tadayon reviews page. You can also visit us in person at our welcoming and compassionate law firm, located at 2600 S Rainbow Boulevard, Suite 200.

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