In many cases, making the decision to send an elderly loved one to a nursing home is very difficult. We want to make sure our parents, grandparents, and other aging family members are properly cared for, and in many cases it reaches a point where we cannot provide the level of attention and care they need. We seek professional help in nursing homes and assisted living facilities. But what can we do when the very facilities and personnel we trusted with our loved one’s care are negligent or even intentionally cause harm? We must seek justice.
If you have witnessed, experienced, or even suspect nursing home abuse or negligence, do not wait to call Ortega, McGlashan, Hicks & Perez, PLLC. An Albuquerque nursing home abuse attorney at our firm can talk to you about what occurred and can offer immediate guidance regarding your legal options. Together, we can work to expose mistreatment or neglect, pursue financial compensation for your losses, and help to protect others from suffering needless harm in the future.
For your free, confidential consultation, call (915) 206-5154.
Nursing Home Negligence
Nursing home negligence may be described as a situation where a facility or caregiver fails to provide reasonable or proper care, not necessarily with malicious intent but as a result of under-staffing, carelessness, or neglect. In these cases, an elderly resident can be seriously injured.
Our firm takes on nursing home negligence cases across Bernalillo County and all of New Mexico, including:
- Bedsores (pressure ulcers)
- Negligent supervision
- Medication errors
- Lack of proper hygiene
- Slip and fall accidents
Nursing Home Abuse
Abuse in a nursing home is an atrocity that should not be tolerated. Here, we have a situation where a caregiver intentionally causes harm to an elderly patient. The caregiver may be held accountable, and our Albuquerque nursing home abuse lawyers can even hold the facility accountable for failing to perform a background check or failing to take action against an employee who has committed abuse.
The following are types of nursing home abuse:
- Sexual abuse
- Emotional abuse
- Financial abuse
- Physical abuse
- Excessive use of restraints
Join the fight against nursing home abuse – call (915) 206-5154 today.