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Living in fear of retaliation regarding nursing home neglect

Countless patients who reside in care facilities in New Mexico and across the country have been subjected to abuse and/or neglect throughout the years. Unfortunately, many incidents of nursing home neglect or abuse may go unreported, with many fearing retaliation from a medical professional, or even the facility. A family in another state is facing similar circumstances after a woman was recently discharged from a facility after filing a report against it.

Nursing aid faces criminal charges re nursing home abuse

Families in New Mexico and across the country may often go to great lengths to protect the ones they love. When the family of a nursing home resident begins to suspect mistreatment or neglect, they may wish to take action against the party thought to be at fault, but the process can be complex. A family in another state recently installed a camera in the room of a patient, which allegedly uncovered several acts of nursing home abuse.

Elder abuse comes in numerous forms, all of which can be harmful

Improper treatment has become a major issue in nursing homes in New Mexico and across the country, and many individuals have suffered as a result. While incidents of elder abuse may be a common occurrence, unfortunately, studies suggest that the majority of incidents are simply never reported. There may be numerous reasons for similar results, one of which could be unawareness that any signs of abuse are present.

Nursing home neglect may also be the result of staffing issues

When a family chooses to entrust a care facility with the health of a loved one, a certain standard of treatment is often expected. Patients in New Mexico and across the country who reside in similar facilities often have pre-existing medical conditions that can deteriorate severely if they are not given the proper care. Nursing home neglect is a serious issue, and many patients have suffered serious injuries or worse under similar circumstances.

Identifying signs of elder abuse and guidance on how to proceed

Neglect and abuse are often a significant concern to many families in New Mexico and elsewhere that have loved ones that reside in a care facility. Patients of nursing homes often have a limited ability to protect themselves from such harm, and they may also have difficulty expressing similar concerns. Those that have concerns about the safety of a family member might find it beneficial to be aware of the potential indicators of elder abuse.

Victim of nursing home abuse dies during emergency surgery

Care facilities in New Mexico and across the country are responsible for the treatment and safety of countless individuals at any given time. Unfortunately, patients do not always receive the treatment they deserve and, in some cases, are abused instead. Nursing home abuse is a serious issue that is far too common and can cause severe harm to a person's health, or worse.

Investigators claim nursing home neglect led to death of patient

The untimely loss of a loved one can be one of the most difficult events to accept. If the negligence of another party is involved, surviving family members in New Mexico could be left in search of answers and/or justice. According to a recent investigation led by the Department of Health in another state, nursing home neglect contributed to the death of a resident at a care facility who went almost three weeks without the proper medication.

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.

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.

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