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 that your vulnerable loved one has been abused in a nursing home or other care facility, then it’s important to know that you have options, and attorney Joleen K. Youngers can help.
Youngers Law stands strong as an advocate for those in need. Its attorney and her staff are passionate about protecting New Mexico’s elderly and vulnerable residents. For a free consultation, call 505-933-8480 or contact the firm online. Attorney Youngers and her team can help.
How Do You Know If Your 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 a lawyer can give you peace of mind. Call the firm for a free appointment.
Who Can You 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, then the care facility may also be responsible. Neglect and abuse are often the results 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.
Know Your 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 the firm at 505-933-8480 or 575-636-2057 or complete the contact form. With offices in Santa and additional staff in Las Cruces, Youngers Law provides representation to individuals and families throughout New Mexico.