For most people in New Mexico, ensuring that their aging or infirm loved ones receive the care that they need is a priority in their lives. Recognizing that they are unable to provide this care themselves in certain situations, many seek help from a long-term care facility such as a nursing home. Unfortunately, some residents can become the victim of nursing home neglect.
The vast majority of caregivers in the nursing home setting are committed to preserving the well-being of their patients. Despite their best intentions, however, they may be unable to adequately address patient needs due to circumstances beyond their control, such as poor training or insufficient staffing. These circumstances can often lead to patient harm, due to falls or pressure sores, for examples.
Those who suspect neglect, as evidenced by unexplained fractures, bruises, dehydration or pressure sores, are often unsure how to respond. By taking legal action, however, those who suspect that a loved one is the victim of negligence can not only protect their family member but also bring about change that will protect others in the future. Fortunately, the Harvey & Foote Law Firm has eight years of experience holding nursing homes accountable.
Our experienced attorney worked previously as the in-house counsel for a nursing home chain. This experience makes her uniquely qualified to help families in New Mexico hold employees and companies responsible for nursing home neglect. She can work with victims of neglect and their families to fight the arbitration agreements that are often included in admission paperwork and help victims seek the justice they deserve.