Holding Parties Responsible For Nursing Home Abuse
Families rely on nursing homes, hospitals, in-home care and other facilities to protect the health and well-being of their parents and grandparents. Sadly, occurrences of nursing home abuse are on the rise. Recent congressional reports state that as many as one-third of nursing homes have been cited for instances of nursing home neglect and abuse.
At Harvey & Foote Law Firm, our attorneys advocate aggressively on behalf of nursing home abuse and neglect victims and their families in Albuquerque and across New Mexico. We seek the maximum compensation available under the law to hold offenders responsible and show nursing home and health care providers that elderly abuse will not be tolerated.
If you or a family member is being subjected to abuse or neglect, contact us immediately for a free consultation. You will not pay attorney fees unless we obtain a recovery for you.
What To Do If You Suspect Nursing Home Abuse
Abuse of nursing home residents by a staff member or other residents includes physical, mental and even sexual abuse. If you suspect that your family member is the victim of nursing home abuse or neglect, you should report it to the administration at the facility and document as much evidence regarding injuries as possible.
You should also immediately contact an experienced nursing home abuse attorney to investigate further. If it can be demonstrated that a nursing home or its employees have acted negligently, they may be held liable for any resulting damages, including:
- Medical bills
- Pain and suffering
- Disfigurement and disability
- Punitive damages
Our nursing home abuse attorneys have extensive experience handling elder abuse lawsuits, and we have the resources necessary to help nursing home residents and families win their claims. We can also assist with cases involving assisted living or group home abuse.
We Welcome The Opportunity To Review Your Case
Senior citizens have a right to live in dignity and without fear. If you are concerned that a parent or other relative is the victim of nursing home abuse or neglect, contact us at 505-633-8579 to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation. We will review the facts of your case and recommend a course of action. Se habla español.