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Las Cruces, NM Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer

As your loved one ages, you may find that they need attentive, professional care. While the decision to have your loved one move to a nursing home can be emotional, you can have peace of mind that your loved one has staff to take care of them. However, some homes may not provide your loved one with the care and safe environment they deserve. When nursing homes have abusive or negligent staff, your loved one’s health can decline. Our law firm can help you fight for your loved one. A Las, Cruces, NM nursing home abuse lawyer can stand up for your loved one’s rights.

Buckingham & Vega Law Firm understands the betrayal you feel when you put your trust in a nursing home to care for your loved one and they cause harm. When you’re helping your loved one get to safe place and get treatment for any injuries they’ve sustained, we can step in and take care of the legal claim so you can focus on your loved one. Our attorneys will hold the abusive or negligent nursing home accountable for their actions.

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Abuse or Neglect: What Your Loved One Experienced

While abuse and neglect might be used interchangeably when describing mistreatment in a nursing home, they cover different types of harm. Abuse typically covers actions with intent, whereas neglect can occur regardless of intent. The types of abuse include:

  • Physical. Using excessive force, shoving, or hitting residents are forms of physical abuse.
  • Psychological/Emotional. When staff are using rude language, are demeaning, or ignore your loved one, this can make them feel isolated. Feeling alone has a significant negative impact on anyone, but especially seniors.
  • Sexual. Any interaction of a sexual nature without consent is considered abuse. Many residents in nursing homes may have dementia or other cognitive health issues that can make it difficult for them to remember this is happening.
  • Financial. Staff may take advantage of your loved one’s financial status and steal cash, checks, or expensive belongings.

Neglect covers different areas. This occurs when the home doesn’t have experienced staff or number of staff to properly attend to their residents. As a result, your loved one may not get a lot of one-on-one interaction with those in charge of their care. If your loved one has an emergency, there could be a slow response time because there are so many residents to help. The following situations can arise if your loved one is being neglected:

  • Missed Medication
  • Lack of General Care
  • Malnutrition/Dehydration

All these types of abuse and neglect can severely affect your loved one’s health. Out of the types of abuse and neglect, there are some that are more common than others. The top types of abuse complaints in U.S. nursing home break down into the following percentages:

  • Physical Abuse: 29%
  • Resident to Resident Abuse: 22%
  • Psychological Abuse: 21%
  • Gross Neglect: 14%
  • Financial Exploitation: 7%
  • Sexual Abuse: 7%

When you have a Las Cruces, NM nursing home abuse lawyer on your side, you can rest assured that we’ll find out how your loved one was harmed in their nursing home. As we investigate the case, we’ll look for evidence of the points above. You may have observed symptoms or conditions that would show your loved one wasn’t being treated fairly. Let’s take a look at the signs that can indicate your loved one may be suffering abuse or neglect.

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