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Farmington Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer

Did you know that an estimated five million older adults suffer abuse every year? The estimates are likely far lower than the actual numbers, with recent reports showing that roughly 64% of nursing home staff members admit to abusing residents.

Even worse is the fact that as much as 90% of elder abuse goes unreported, meaning that countless older adults never receive the help they need.

If you believe an older adult has been abused or neglected in a New Mexico nursing home, a Farmington nursing home abuse lawyer from Buckingham & Vega Law Firm is available to meet and discuss your case. 

A free consultation with a member of our legal team is the first step to protecting the rights of your loved one. Contact our office today.

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  • $73.21 Million Verdict Birth Injury

    The Buckingham & Vega legal team secured a $73.21 million verdict on behalf of a baby who was catastrophically injured due to the negligence of their doctor and medical team.

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    The Buckingham & Vega team obtained a $72 Million verdict in a birth injury case when an OB/ GYN failed to properly monitor the mom during pregnancy.

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    Our team obtained a $14 million dram shop verdict on behalf of a client who was injured due to negligence.

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    Our team secured a 13 million settlement in a truck accident case. An eighteen-wheeler made an unsafe turn in front of a car driven by a grandmother and her family. The grandmother was killed and the family suffered severe injuries.

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Why Choose Buckingham & Vega Law Firm To Protect Your Elderly Loved One?

Learning that a beloved family member has been the victim of abuse or neglect is one of the hardest things a relative can experience. Whether your parent, grandparent, or other close elder in your life was victimized, you need to know that their future is in capable and caring hands.

Buckingham & Vega Law Firm’s Farmington nursing home abuse attorneys are confident in our abilities to protect those most vulnerable in our society. We continually develop our expertise to give your case the best possible outcome. We have:

  • Experience protecting the rights of those harmed by negligence since 1999
  • Highly proficient attorneys with numerous awards in personal injury law
  • A fully bilingual law firm capable of assisting you in Spanish or English
  • Knowledge of local court systems and New Mexico laws that apply to your case
  • Expert negotiation skills
  • Understanding of insurance company tactics and how to protect clients
  • Partnerships with top medical professionals who can provide testimony to support your claim

Hire a Farmington nursing home abuse lawyer with the connections and experience to win your case. We have local roots and national recognition. Justice for your loved one will be our priority in everything we do for you.

What Type of Nursing Home Abuse Is Common in New Mexico?

Nursing home abuse can fall under one of four main categories: physical abuse, psychological abuse, sexual abuse, or financial abuse.

Physical Abuse

When a nursing home resident sustains bodily harm at the hands of an abuser, it is known as physical abuse. This may involve:

  • Kicking, hitting, pushing, slapping, or punching
  • Choking or suffocating
  • The use of physical restraints
  • Unnecessarily using medication to subdue a patient

Psychological or Verbal Abuse

Verbal, psychological, or emotional abuse doesn’t involve direct physical harm, but it can have an adverse effect on a patient’s overall health and wellbeing. Studies show that elder victims of verbal abuse are more depressed, suffer declining physical health, and often lose the will to live. This broad category of non-physical abuse includes:

  • Bullying
  • Yelling
  • Belittling and demeaning language
  • Withholding affection
  • Ignoring
  • Insulting
  • Gaslighting
  • Manipulating

Sexual Abuse

Any unwanted and non-consensual physical touching can be categorized as sexual abuse. Many victims of nursing home sexual abuse are unable to report the abuse because of cognitive disability, dementia, or because they are in a comatose state. Any signs of sexual abuse, such as bruised genitals or torn undergarments, should be reported immediately to authorities.

Financial Exploitation

Financial abuse or exploitation is the use of an elder’s funds or assets without their permission. Examples of financial exploitation are:

  • Forging a name on checks
  • Stealing valuable items
  • Using a credit card without the owner’s permission
  • Tricking a senior into changing a will or signing over deeds
  • Scams that deceive elders into giving over funds
  • Taking cash to purchase items that aren’t actually purchased
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