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Albuquerque Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer

When your loved one lives in a nursing home, you may worry they’re not getting the care they deserve since they’re not under your watchful eye all the time. Staff members who fail to provide proper health care or protect resident safety could put your loved one at risk of injury or illness.

The time that passes before you learn that your loved one has not been getting the care they deserve can adversely affect their health and potentially cost them their life.

If your relative has suffered an injury or experienced a health decline during their residence at an assisted living facility, then you may be wondering if you have grounds for a legal claim. An Albuquerque nursing home abuse lawyer can help you decide if you have a valid claim.

Contact us today by calling (505) 388-0066 to learn more!

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Why Choose Our Lawyers in Albuquerque for a Free Consultation

Buckingham & Vega Law Firm is here for those who have been abused or neglected in New Mexico. Families deserve to get justice for their loved ones.

Our attorneys will diligently look into the case and put together the evidence of how your loved one was hurt, what happened, who caused it, and how it affected them.

Beginning your legal journey can start with a simple phone call. Contact our offices today to schedule a free consultation. This is the first step to helping your loved one recover from the psychological, physical, or sexual abuse they faced so that they can move forward.

You may be eligible to take legal action against the New Mexico nursing home facility for endangering your loved one’s wellbeing if they've been mistreated. Our Albuquerque nursing home abuse lawyers can determine if you have a valid claim and help you take the needed steps to get the justice you deserve.

If you suspect your loved one has been the victim of nursing home abuse, contact us immediately by calling (505) 388-0066 for a free consultation.

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Signs of Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect

If you research nursing home abuse, it will seem like a fairly uncommon phenomenon. It’s not, though. Analysts argue that this abuse happens a lot, yet it goes underreported. This lack of reporting can make it challenging to know which indicators of abuse or neglect to look for.

Abuse can take on many different forms and leave varying residual effects on victims. The National Institute on Aging lists the following as signs of abuse:

  • Unexplained physical injuries
  • Violent or agitated behavior
  • Depressed mood
  • Development of bedsores
  • Dirty or soiled clothes or bedsheets

While an occasional bump or bruise may happen incidentally, if your loved one seems to consistently have serious injuries like serious lacerations or contusions, then physical abuse may be occurring. Injuries like these may happen because staff members push, hit, shove, or grab residents too roughly.

Changes in behavior and mood can also indicate that your relative has suffered physical and emotional abuse. A staff that uses harsh tones, insults, or purposefully ignores your relative may adversely affect their self-esteem, making them feel isolated and withdrawn.

If you notice bed sores or dirty clothes, it may be evidence of neglect.

Why Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect Occurs

Our clients often inquire why abuse and neglect occur in nursing homes. Our experience is that nursing home residents don’t get the care they need or are neglected because the assisted living facility doesn’t have adequate staffing or properly trained employees to meet your loved one’s requirements.

Our experience is that nursing homes often try to save money by having fewer staff members, which can result in employees being overworked. This puts additional stress on the staff and their priorities may be centered around getting through their shift instead of providing quality care to nursing home patients.

Residents who are bedridden need to be rotated or moved to prevent bedsores from developing and personal hygiene needs to be addressed every couple of hours. They also need to have their clothes changed daily. It’s not good enough for staff to say that they weren’t able to tend to your loved one that day.

What To Know About Elopement in Senior Communities

Assisted living facilities housing individuals requiring specialized care, like dementia or other types of memory loss, owe residents an even higher level of oversight.

Dangers Associated With Wandering

Memory disorders like these often leave individuals confused. This may lead senior residents to wander and attempt to leave the facility where they live. A senior who leaves may become lost and not know how to get back.

Fall Risks Individuals With Memory Disorders Face

Falling accidents can happen as well, which can be deadly. The staff may not be aware of a resident’s absence for hours. The fall could have broken bones or a senior could be in danger of hypothermia, dehydration, and other life-threatening conditions.

Assessing Nursing Homes When Your Relative Has a Memory Disorder

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