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Court: Hospitals can be sued for elder abuse

Court: Hospitals can be sued for elder abuse

Vulnerable adults are at risk everywhere, Arizona Supreme Court rules.

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Court: Arizona hospitals not excluded from elder abuse claims

The justices rejected arguments that the law was always intended to cover things like nursing homes.

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Elder abuse on the rise, often at the hands of those closest

As Arizona’s elderly population grows, law enforcement and prosecutors are seeing an increase in the number of incidents of exploitation and abuse against older people.

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Disabled couple forced to work for free/endure extreme temperatures, jury told

Disabled couple forced to work for free/endure extreme temperatures, jury told

A developmentally disabled couple were forced to stay outside all day in 100-degree-plus weather, work without pay and sleep on the floor, jurors in the trial of their caregivers, who are charged with abusing them, were told Tuesday.

April 15, 2014 6:45 pm Photos

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Elder-abuse laws mean Arizona hospitals can be sued

PHOENIX - Arizona hospitals are subject to being sued under the state's "elder abuse" laws, the state Court of Appeals ruled Tuesday.

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Care home shut down over abuse allegations

Care home shut down over abuse allegations

All eight residents of a state-licensed care home on Tucson's south side were evacuated Monday after its operators - a mother and her son - were arrested on suspicion of physically and emotionally abusing them.

January 30, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Care home shut down over abuse allegations

Care home shut down over abuse allegations

Patricia A. Ybarra

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Care home shut down over abuse allegations

Care home shut down over abuse allegations

Ernesto Torres

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Ice cream, compassion, tears help prosector find justice for elderly vicims

Ice cream, compassion, tears help prosector find justice for elderly vicims

Assistant Attorney General Jesse Delaney discusses a point in Pima County Superior Court.

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Ice cream, compassion, tears help prosector find justice for elderly vicims

Ice cream, compassion, tears help prosector find justice for elderly vicims

To Assistant Attorney General Jesse Delaney, justice doesn't begin or end in a courtroom.

September 09, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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Tucsonan admits abusing bedridden woman who died

A Tucson woman is facing up to 13 3/4 years in prison after admitting she abused and stole from a bedridden woman who later died.

August 02, 2012 12:00 am

Man charged in abuse of disabled woman

A Pima County Superior Court grand jury has indicted a Tucson man on charges alleging he allowed his wheelchair-using girlfriend to languish in her own waste for weeks at a time on the floor of their home.

June 16, 2012 12:00 am
Prison for exploiter of elderly client

Prison for exploiter of elderly client

When Janet Nardi met Julie Lane, she saw a wonderful caregiver for her 80-year-old mother, who needed help following a bad fall in late 2010.

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Police mug shots

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Julie Lane was indicted on multiple charges of fraud, forgery and theft from a vulnerable adult, and con victed in February of forging checks totaling more than $20,000. On May 14 she was sentenced in Pima County Superior Court to 11 years in prison, tacked on to the end of the two years she…

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Man given probation, jail for bilking woman, 96

A Tucson man accused of bilking roughly $250,000 from a woman in her 90s was sentenced to three years' probation and 312 days in jail Thursday in Pima County Superior Court.

May 18, 2012 12:00 am

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