The baby boomer generation is entering their retirement years and many of them will one day be placed in New Mexico nursing homes and assisted living facilities. Indeed, the average American's life expectancy will soon increase from 79 to 80 years of age, meaning that nursing homes and assisted living facilities will be even bigger businesses in the coming years. Those who are residents of nursing homes, and those who have family members in nursing homes, will have to be all the more diligent to watch for and prevent instances of assisted living abuse.
At the Harvey & Foote Law Firm, we are passionate about pursuing legal claims to hold abusive assisted living facilities responsible for their unconscionable behavior. Indeed, nursing home staff members who abuse the residents of nursing home facilities can be held civilly liable for their crimes. In other words, those who are subjected to abuse can seek financial restitution in court to pay for the medical care required to treat their injuries, and to pay for pain and suffering and other damages related to the abuse.
Furthermore, it is important to remember that many forms of assisted living abuse are punishable in criminal court. Those who commit this kind of abuse can be arrested and put in jail for their crimes, and the evidence gathered during the criminal proceedings can be used against them in personal injury and wrongful death claims stemming from their abuse. If you suspect that you or your loved ones are being abused, assert your rights in court.
The law is on the side of New Mexico victims and their families in assisted living abuse cases, and the more often we hold negligent and abusive nursing home employees accountable for their crimes the better. There is nothing more satisfying for us at the Harvey & Foote Law Firm than to see nursing homes and individual employees held accountable for their abuse crimes against vulnerable New Mexico residents. Best of all, our firm operates on a contingency fee basis, which means that we will not charge you or your family a dime for our legal services unless we make a successful financial recovery on your behalf.