February 01, 2018

Losing a loved one is always tragic. When this death was needlessly caused by the negligence of another, it becomes even more devastating. At the Jensen Phelan Law Firm, P.C., we understand that you have a lot to process right now while you cope with the loss of your loved one, and seeking compensation is probably the farthest thing from your mind. However, recovering the compensation you deserve after a wrongful death can help your family get through this difficult financial time in your lives.

We've prepared the following quiz to help you determine whether you may have a valid wrongful death case. We...

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December 20, 2017

The holiday season can be a great time to celebrate with family and friends. Between holiday parties, family gatherings, days off from work and New Year's celebrations, there will be plenty of opportunities to participate in the revelry. However, there is also a darker side to these holiday celebrations -- they're associated with a significant spike in car accidents, mostly due to an increase in drunk driving.

According to the U.S. National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, drunk driving is a factor in approximately 40% of all traffic fatalities between Christmas and New Year's. In addition,...

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October 24, 2017

Many Elders Suffer Abuse from Forced Guardianship | ArizonaThe “golden” years are often glamorized, leading many to picture a sunny spot in Arizona where the months fly by as men and women enjoy their well-earned retirement. Yet, many men and women in their late 60s and older are more vulnerable than you may realize. Aging adults have lived independent lives for decades, but it doesn’t take much to lose that freedom. Many elders are...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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