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Nursing Home Abuse And Personal InjuryThroughout New Mexico

May 2017 Archives

Cases of nursing home neglect shouldn't be swept under the rug

Certain individuals in New Mexico and elsewhere may believe that many instances of neglect and/or abuse are not reported or simply go unnoticed. The impact that nursing home neglect can have on a patient can be catastrophic, in some cases leading to an untimely death. A recent investigation into these occurrences in another state asserts that numerous cases involving neglect or abuse might simply be swept under the rug.

Family files wrongful death lawsuit re nursing home neglect

Failure to properly monitor and treat a medical condition can result in catastrophic consequences. For individuals in New Mexico who are able to care for themselves, ensuring that they receive this type of treatment could be significantly less difficult than for those who reside in a care facility. A facility in another state has been accused of nursing home neglect after the recent death of a 73-year-old woman.

Family wins medical malpractice claim re child's birth injuries

Birth injuries can have severe consequences, often causing a child in New Mexico or elsewhere to endure physical and emotional challenges throughout the course of life. Advancements in health care over the years have helped reduce the chances for such devastating occurrences, but they unfortunately continue to occur, especially when negligence is present. A family in another state was recently awarded $23.1 million in a medical malpractice lawsuit involving a child that suffered permanent brain damage at birth.

Identifying and recovering damages regarding nursing home neglect

The increasing growth of abuse and neglect within care facilities is certainly cause for alarm. Individuals who are residents at these facilities are generally in no position to prevent such negligence, and often suffer tremendously as a result. Without the presence of accountability, nursing home neglect may continue to occur on a daily basis. Fortunately, there are individuals in New Mexico and across the country that are willing and able to provide assistance for those in need.

Documenting and reporting nursing home abuse in New Mexico

Temporary and permanent residents of care facilities across the country have a right to live and operate in an environment safe from abuse. Unfortunately, nursing home abuse is a common occurrence of late, and has led to the pain and suffering of countless individuals over the years. Families in New Mexico who have loved ones who reside in similar facilities want them to be cared for and safe, and they often take steps to ensure this happens.

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