A 28-year-old nursing facility worker has been accused of abusing a resident of the facility where he was employed. The man has since confessed to the abuse and will face two counts of abusing a vulnerable adult in court. If convicted of the charges, the man could be sentenced to two years in prison. Although this nursing home abuse case did not happen in New Mexico, similar incidents are not uncommon at nursing facilities in the state.
At the Harvey & Foote Law Firm, some of the most difficult cases we have ever seen involved children who suffered burn injuries. A burn injury is excruciatingly painful, and it is one of the most painful to survive. Watching a child go through this kind of turmoil is difficult for any person involved in the case.
New Mexico residents may have heard about a surgery that took place in Dec. 2013 on a young girl. A 13-year-old girl went to the hospital to undergo surgical treatment for her sleep apnea. Unfortunately, the family believes that mistakes that occurred at the hospital by the medical staff are what led to the unfortunate brain damage and injury that the girl has suffered.
Everyone who has seen a parent or grandparent move into a New Mexico nursing home hopes that his or her loved one will receive the best care possible. In most cases nursing home residents are well cared for. Sometimes, however, they are neglected and abused. As more and more baby boomers enter their golden years, instances of nursing home neglect will only become more prevalent.