Our law firm has handled thousands of New Mexico nursing home abuse claims and is ready to help your family. We offer free consultations.
Albuquerque Nursing Home Abuse Claims
Compassionate Attorneys Representing Victims of Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect in New Mexico
Families rely on nursing homes, assisted living facilities, group homes, and other long-term care options to protect the health and well-being of their spouses, parents and grandparents. Sadly, abuse and neglect are frighteningly common in these settings. Despite numerous regulations at the state and federal levels, countless nursing homes have been cited for abusing or neglecting residents.
Types of Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect Cases We Handle in New Mexico
We are extensively familiar with the various types of abuse that can occur in long-term care settings. Our team understands how to strategically navigate these matters and protect the interests of your loved one in and out of the courtroom.
Our lawyers at the Harvey & Foote Law Firm are prepared to assist you with cases involving:
- Abuse by Another Resident
- Abuse by Staff
- Assisted Living Facility Abuse
- Group Home Abuse
- Physical Abuse
- Emotional Abuse
- Sexual Abuse
- Financial Abuse
- Medication Errors
- Failure to Perform CPR
- Elopement and Wandering
- Poor Hygiene
- Wrongful Death
What to Do If You Suspect Nursing Home Abuse or Neglect
You should never assume that your loved one will directly tell you about any abuse or neglect they are experiencing. Many nursing home residents are intimidated into silence or feel powerless to speak up about the abuse. Others may have limited mental faculties that prevent them from easily communicating or even recognizing that something is wrong. Consequently, you must watch out for the warning signs of abuse or neglect when visiting your loved one.
Keep in mind that abuse could be perpetrated by a facility employee, another resident, or a visitor. The abuse may be physical, emotional, financial, or sexual.
If you have reason to suspect abuse or neglect, you should promptly report your suspicions to the facility’s administration and document as much as possible, including any injuries sustained by your loved one. You may need to remove your loved one from the facility if they are in danger. Then, get in touch with our legal professionals, who can investigate the situation further and determine whether you have a strong Albuquerque nursing home abuse claim. We can also help you formally report suspected abuse or neglect to the appropriate authorities and help you access resources that can help your loved one.
Do Not Wait to Reach Out
You only have a limited time to take legal action for nursing home abuse or neglect. Elderly adults have the right to live in dignity and without fear, and our firm is committed to helping families enforce that right. Let us help you hold responsible parties accountable and get your family the compensation you deserve.
We welcome the opportunity to review your case and invite you to call (505) 295-2245or contact us onlineto explore your legal options with our compassionate team.
Damages You Can Recover in a New Mexico Nursing Home Abuse or Neglect Claim
Nursing homes have a legal obligation to provide a reasonably safe environment and an acceptable level of care to all residents, and they can be held liable for damages that result from abuse or neglect. A facility may be liable for the actions of its employees if it can be proven that the facility acted negligently. Examples of negligence that may trigger nursing home liability include understaffing a facility, overworking employees, failing to sufficiently monitor the facility, failing to conduct adequate background checks, and ignoring reports of abuse or neglect.
Through an Albuquerque nursing home abuse claim, our attorneys can fight to get your family just compensation for all losses, including:
- Past, current, and future medical expenses
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of consortium
- Loss of enjoyment of life
Giving the Injured a Voice