Do You Suspect Elder Abuse?
Far too many elderly people are victims of abuse and neglect. In fact, the problem has been recognized as a nationwide crisis. If you suspect your vulnerable loved one has been abused in a nursing home or other care facility, it’s important to know that you have options, and we can help.
Our firm stands strong as an advocate for those in need. The attorneys at Almanzar & Youngers, P.A., are passionate about protecting New Mexico’s elderly and vulnerable. For a free consultation, call 575-636-2057 or contact us online. We can help.
How Do I Know If My Loved One Is Suffering From Elder Neglect Or Abuse?
Unfortunately, elder abuse comes in many forms and may be hard to spot. Typically, signs of neglect and abuse include:
- Bedsores and ulcers
- Unexplained bruises and scratches
- Reluctance to speak or diminished personality
- Unaccounted for and unauthorized expenditures
If you are concerned about your loved one, speaking with an attorney can give you peace of mind. Call our office for a free appointment.
Who Can I Hold Accountable For Elder Abuse?
In many cases, there are more people responsible for elder abuse and neglect than just a single perpetrator. If your loved one is in institutionalized care or assisted living, the care facility may also be responsible. Neglect and abuse are often the result of poorly developed policy or the caregiving management’s failure to enforce policy. In that case, there are legal ways to hold the nursing home and the individual perpetrator accountable.
What Are My Options?
You may be able to sue and obtain compensation for what your loved one has suffered. To discuss your case with an experienced attorney, please call us at 575-636-2057 or complete our contact form. With offices in Las Cruces and Santa Fe, we represent individuals and families throughout New Mexico.