Is Your Loved One’s Nursing Home Trustworthy?
If you entrusted your loved one’s care to a nursing home, you may have been shocked when you noticed patterns of neglect or abuse. Unfortunately, nursing home neglect is rampant. Consistent understaffing, lack of training, and simple inattention can cause serious long-term injuries to nursing home residents. At Almanzar & Youngers, P.A., we take this wrongdoing very seriously.
Our attorneys are known throughout New Mexico for seeking justice for those who have been wronged. We prepare families for complex legal encounters and help them protect their loved ones, obtain proper financial compensation and medical care, and put a stop to the chronic elder neglect issues in New Mexico.
Why Does Nursing Home Neglect Occur?
Right now, you are likely feeling angry and frustrated, and you probably have many questions. In the midst of the legal questions and difficult emotions, you may simply be wondering: how can something like this happen?
Institutionalized elder care has expanded drastically over the past few decades. Unfortunately, this means that the state is scrambling to appropriately regulate those care homes, and improper care can occur without notice. There are many reasons that neglect occurs, but the three top causes are these: poor training, lack of resources, and understaffing.
In any case, there is no excuse for neglect or abuse in a nursing home or other care facility. Patients suffering from neglect often struggle with serious illnesses, lack of treatment and painful injuries, and families are forced to grieve.
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Our firm helps you gain the financial compensation you and your loved ones deserve. We can identify areas of neglect and hold nursing homes accountable for abuse and neglect. Schedule an appointment by calling 575-636-2057, or contact us online. We have offices in Santa Fe and Las Cruces, and we serve clients throughout New Mexico.