Many families across the country have chosen to entrust the care of a loved one to a nursing home. These patients may suffer from a variety of disabilities, physical and mental alike, that can be difficult for family members to closely monitor. They are often admitted to a care facility in hopes of receiving the attention and treatment required. Unfortunately, some patients in New Mexico are not given an appropriate quality of care and subsequently fall victim to nursing home neglect.
A recent lawsuit in another state accuses an establishment of such neglect. According to the lawsuit, the patient was not given an acceptable level of treatment. The family claims that during his stay, the facility did not keep the man hydrated. Reportedly, it also failed to notify family or doctors of any change in his deteriorating medical condition, along with various other accusations that are often detrimental to the health of a patient.
The family claims that the man developed an infection and ulcers, which ultimately led to issues within his organs that apparently contributed to his death. When a family is forced to place an individual in such a facility, they expect that their loved ones will be provided with an adequate level of care. When facing such a disastrous outcome, a family may soon be in search of answers or justification.
The loss of a loved one can be devastating both emotionally and financially. When this tragic event occurs as a result of nursing home neglect, surviving family members may choose to seek financial restitution through a claim against the party deemed culpable. With the complex nature of a similar process, families in New Mexico could speak with an experienced attorney for assistance and guidance throughout this challenging period.
Source: thetelegraph.com, "Suit: Alton nursing home allowed ulcers, infection to develop in patient", Sanford J. Schmidt, April 20, 2017