Welcome to Blackwell & Ruiz
Nursing home injuries can be devastating—not just to the victims, but also to their families. When a loved one is neglected or abused by a person or institution we thought we could trust, it can be tough to know where to turn. But there is a silver lining. Nursing homes and assisted living centers can be held responsible for the misconduct of their employees. The problem is, many of these businesses have deep pockets, and aren’t afraid of a legal battle.
But neither are we. The attorneys at Blackwell Ruiz have a history of winning tough injury cases for our clients all throughout the state of Arizona. We have a reputation for crystal-clear communication and exceptional client care, and we promise to serve you and your family through these difficult times to help you win the compensation you deserve.
The Blackwell Ruiz 3-Part Pledge
We vow to do everything in our ability to get the maximum payout for ALL of our clients. We will never settle for less.
We vow to always give each and every one of our clients our full attention. We will never lapse on communication.
We vow to work tirelessly to ensure each case is resolved as fast as possible so you can get the money you deserve.
You need the best attorneys fighting for you
Why Choose Us?
Our lawyers are experienced at winning all types of personal injury cases, including nursing home abuse and neglect, dog bites, motorcycle accident cases, spine injuries, medical malpractice, car accidents, and much more.
Access to an Elite Attorney
You will always have access to one of our elite attorneys. We will never dump your case onto a paralegal or caseworker.
We exclusively focus on Nursing Home cases and nothing else. That means we also exclusively focus on winning Nursing Home cases.
Contingency Fees Only
We take all of our cases on a contingency basis, meaning you pay nothing out of pocket until we’ve won your case.
Honesty & Transparency
You’ll never be in the dark. We take client communication seriously and will always keep you updated on your case status.
Fastest results possible
Hard work today means money in your pocket tomorrow. We work fast because we know you’re depending on us to secure your future.
Clients love us because we give 100% to see you and your case succeed. We deliver a personal touch that’s sorely lacking from most law firms.
The Nursing Homes Law Firm Serving Phoenix
Nursing Homes Info
The American nursing home industry is worth billions of dollars. There are over 16,000 nursing homes in the United States taking care of roughly 2 million people at any given moment, and most of these facilities are for-profit.
Nursing home abuse isn’t always easy to identify, and can sometimes be dismissed as signs of dementia or old age—signs like bleeding or bruising, emotional withdrawal, bedsores, dehydration and malnutrition, refusal to talk around caretakers, and more.
In many cases, residents of the nursing home are too disgusted, ashamed or afraid to tell anyone of the difficulties they are experiencing. Nursing home abuse can take many forms, including but not limited to:
Regardless of how you or your loved one has suffered at the hands of a nursing home employee, you deserve compensation to help heal the physical and emotional damage caused by those who would take advantage of an elderly person.
Our law firm understands just how severe nursing home abuse can be, and we’re here to help you navigate these difficult times. We’ll help you seek justice for your loved one, hold the nursing home accountable, and do everything in our power to get your life back on track.
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Mr. Ruiz, in my opinion, fought and won an unwinn-able lawsuit with Bank of America for me. He kept digging until he found enough evidence to convince them they could not win. I have nothing but praise for Lawrence and would gladly hire him again if the need ever arose.
— Barbara C.
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No matter how your injury occurred or how severe your nursing home injury is, our attorneys are experienced in building and winning injury cases for hurt victims throughout the state of Arizona and the city of Phoenix.
The most common types of abuse include physical abuse (force-feeding, restraints, battery), emotional abuse (threats, insults, degradation, manipulation), sexual abuse, financial abuse (late bill payments, forced signatures, change of wills), or neglect (failure to bathe, feed, shelter).
The nursing home industry is worth billions, and nursing homes won’t hesitate to give you a low-ball offer if they think they can get away with it. Protect yourself and go with a legal advocate who won’t cave to unfair offers.
If you or a loved one were injured, abused, neglected or taken advantage of by an employee or resident of a nursing home, you may have a case. Contact us now for a free consultation to figure out what to expect from the legal process and get started seeking the compensation you deserve.
We don’t believe it’s fair to collect legal fees from our clients while they’re still dealing with the emotional and physical pain of nursing home abuse. You only pay us when we win your case, period.
It takes time to build a case. The more you seek in damages and the more complex your case, the longer your case is likely to take. Know that we get to work building your case ASAP so you can see better results, sooner.
The truth is that most of our clients won’t have to go to court. That’s because we’re usually able to negotiate a full, fair settlement with the other party. However, we’re always prepared to protect your rights and seek the payout you deserve in court if the other side is unwilling to negotiate.
Any of the following may be grounds for an abuse/neglect claim—negligent hiring, understaffing, improper or inadequate training, injury by a third party (such as another resident), or breach of regulatory or statutory rights such as privacy or autonomy.
Like most locations, there is a statute of limitations in Arizona regarding various types of injury claims. The sooner you file your claim, the faster you can seek compensation—contact us today for a free evaluation to get the process started ASAP.
Changes in the victim’s will, changes in power of attorney, unpaid bills, unexplained financial difficulties, physical pain or discomfort, unexplained diseases, bruises, silence around caretakers, dehydration and malnutrition, emotional withdrawal, and bleeding are all signs of abuse.
Blackwell Ruiz will make sure the authorities are contacted, help you take the appropriate steps to protect the rights of you and your loved ones, inform the nursing home of your allegations and claims, and ensure that you receive a fair payout—not just whatever the nursing home decides to offer you.
Have you or a loved one suffered from nursing home neglect or abuse in Arizona? We proudly represent clients in Phoenix, Peoria, Scottsdale, Mesa, Gilbert, Glendale, Paradise Valley, Flagstaff, Chandler, San Tan Valley, Queen Creek, and more.
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