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Question: I cannot file medical malpractice. Can i file for elder abuse, against a physician?
Answer: The answer to your question depends on a number of factors not mentioned in your question. How long ago did the abuse/malpractice occur? Who was the abused person -- you, a parent, a friend? What are the facts of the incident and what damages did the elderly person suffer? You need to discuss the specifics of your question with an attorney. There are 3 programs in Arizona that you can use to get some inexpensive legal advice and guidance. One is the Modest Means Program. If you are financially qualified for the program, for a $75 fee, Modest Means offers a one hour consult with an experienced attorney. If you need additional help and the attorney agrees to take your case, the fee charged will not exceed $75 per hour. The telephone number is (866)637-5341. Both the Maricopa and Pima County Bar Associations have lawyer referral programs that offer a 30 minute consult with an experienced attorney. Maricopa County's Lawyer Referral Service offers a 30 minute consult for a fee of $40. The telephone number is (602) 257-4434. Pima County's Lawyer Referral Service offers a 30 minute consultation for a fee of $35. The telephone number is (520) 623-4625.
I cannot file medical malpractice. Can i file for elder abuse, against a physician?
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