Representing Victims of Neglect or Abuse in Group Homes
Who We Help
At Solomon & Relihan, we represent group home residents who often are vulnerable to abuse or neglect. Our clients include residents with physical or developmental disabilities or other special needs (including autism/Aspergerâ€™s syndrome, Down syndrome, and cerebral palsy), as well as their families.
Mixing Populations and Protecting Safety
Sometimes injuries in a group home setting result from mixing populations improperly. Residents may be left unsupervised with violent residents. Many group homes are understaffed for the level of care a resident requires and other residents do not get the supervision they require â€“ jeopardizing their health and safety.
Improper use of medicines can lead to overdoses and chemical restraints with long-term effects.
Elopement/Wandering Off and Security
Your loved one should never be left to wander away from the group home. If this has occurred, something has gone seriously wrong. We can help.
Individual Support Plan/Individual Service Plan (ISP)
Failure to develop or follow an individualized plan for services and support may have serious consequences for residents with special needs. Group home residents have a right to have their ISP followed. At Solomon & Relihan, we protect this right.
Signs of Group Home Abuse
Sometimes, it is difficult to tell the difference between an accident and group home abuse and neglect. We know the signs to look for.
Group Home Litigation
At Solomon & Relihan, we use lawsuits to protect your legal rights and hold negligent or irresponsible corporations and other wrongdoers accountable for assisted living abuse.
Contact Solomon & Relihan
The law protects vulnerable adults and children. The Arizona Adult Protective Services Act is designed to protect adults who are unable to protect themselves from abuse, neglect, or exploitation by others because of a physical or mental impairment. Abuse of a vulnerable child or adult also is a felony.
When someone you love is the victim of group home abuse or neglect, litigation may be your best option to hold the wrongdoers accountable. Speak with a lawyer about your options.