Patients of nursing homes in New Mexico and across the nation often rely on a facility to provide treatment they require. With many patients suffering from debilitating conditions that reduce their ability to care for themselves, similar facilities often promote the ability to provide a certain standard of care, which unfortunately isn't always the case. A facility in another state is facing a lawsuit after recently being accused of nursing home neglect.
According to reports, the facility stands accused of failing to provide the care required to its patients. It is also accused of continually being understaffed despite having a high monthly fee for treatment. According to the lawsuit, the facility is culpable of elder financial abuse and fraud by placing a higher priority on financial profits than on the care it is supposed to provide to its patients.
According to reports, the facility in question treats patients with physical disabilities and/or dementia. Those who suffer from similar conditions often require constant supervision and care, which if not given, can result in serious harm to health. A patient should never have to go without the care he or she deserves and needs on account of neglect on the part of a nursing home.
When forced to suffer the consequences of nursing home neglect, many victims and/or family members may wish to hold the facility accountable, but they may be uncertain how to achieve this goal. Those who face such a stressful and intimidating process may often choose to seek guidance from an attorney with experience in this area. An attorney in New Mexico can evaluate the client's situation and provide advice on the best course of action to take moving forward.
Source: pressdemocrat.com, "Santa Rosa nursing home company named in class-action suit", Paul Payne, July 18, 2017