Albuquerque Attorney For Nursing Home Injuries

Most nursing home employees are well-meaning and take their jobs seriously. Unfortunately, many nursing homes are understaffed and their workers are poorly trained. That is a dangerous combination given the fact that residents of nursing homes have significantly increased risk of injuring themselves due to frailty or confusion.

In many cases, mistakes by nursing home staff may contribute to an injury. The nursing home injury lawyers at Harvey & Foote, LLC, in Albuquerque handle complex personal injury claims resulting from nursing home neglect or abuse.

Attorney Dusti Harvey is uniquely qualified to represent residents throughout New Mexico in nursing home neglect cases. Prior to forming her own law firm in 2005, she directed all aspects of litigation as in-house corporate counsel for Sun Healthcare Group, Inc., a national nursing home chain. For more than six years she led that company's alternative dispute resolution program, mediating more than 1,500 lawsuits across the U.S.

As a result, Ms. Harvey understands how nursing homes operate and how to identify questionable tactics used by nursing home employees. She knows how to accurately value nursing home negligence cases, and she can anticipate opposing counsel's response.

Compensation For Bed Sores And Fall Injuries

A key to stopping abuse or neglect of an elderly person is to recognize the signs, which include:

  • Unexplained fractures or broken bones
  • Frequent bruises, lesions or other injuries
  • Dehydration
  • Significant weight loss or other signs of malnutrition
  • Bedsores, which are ulcers caused by pressure placed on parts of the body

Our law firm has advocated for the victims of nursing home abuse for more than eight years. We understand the tactics that nursing homes use in attempt to protect themselves from these kinds of lawsuits. This includes arbitration agreements that are part of the paperwork a family is presented with to sign when they place a family member into a nursing home.

Attorneys who don't fully understand these agreements agree to arbitration and generally receive significantly less than their case is worth. We know how to fight these arbitration agreements and recover the full amount that you deserve.

We invite you to schedule a free consultation with one of our experienced Albuquerque nursing home injuries attorneys. We can answer your questions and provide a straightforward assessment of your case.