Holding Parties Responsible For Nursing Home Abuse
Americans’ average life expectancy has increased by nearly 10 years since 1950 to just under 79 years old. Within 10 years, it’s expected to be over 80.
The increased senior citizen population in the U.S. has resulted in more loved ones being placed in the care of nursing homes. Families rely on these facilities to protect the health and well-being of their parents and grandparents, but 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.
The attorneys at The Harvey & Foote Law Firm, LLC in Albuquerque, New Mexico, advocate aggressively on behalf of victims and the families of victims of nursing home abuse and neglect. We seek the maximum compensation available under the law in order to hold offenders responsible and show nursing home and health care providers that elderly abuse will not be tolerated.
Elder abuse can occur in nursing homes, hospitals and through in-home care neglect. 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.
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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, as well as punitive damages.
Our Albuquerque 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.
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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.