Nursing Home Abuse
One-Third Of Nursing Homes Have Been Cited For Abuse
Many Americans entrust the care of their loved ones to nursing homes or assisted living facilities. This is often necessary; as people advance in age, their need for long-term, round-the-clock care increases.
With more and more of the nation’s elderly and disabled individuals residing in such facilities, the opportunity for abuse and neglect grows. Residents may require assistance when eating, bathing, toileting, and any at any other time movement is required. The slightest oversight in care can lead to serious injury. Likewise, even the most independent residents can become victims of neglect — especially if they fall sick and receive inadequate care or improperly administered medication.
We can help. At Sanders Law Firm, our lawyers fight to protect the safety and dignity of individuals in care facilities. We know how to help families and residents spot the signs of abuse, and seek justice in court. Based in Roswell, we serve throughout New Mexico and always stand prepared to assist.
How We Help
Abuse goes beyond neglect. At times it takes the form of deliberate actions carried out by the nurses, physical therapists, administrators and other staff. These caregivers may “punish” residents by threatening to isolate them or by withholding routine care such as bathing and toileting. They may manipulate their financial records. They may administer medical care in a harmful fashion.
Abuse and neglect can be difficult to pinpoint since there are few means to observe firsthand how caregivers operate within a facility. However, if you suspect that your loved one has been a victim of nursing home abuse or nursing home neglect, it is important that you contact a nursing home abuse lawyer immediately.
To learn more, reach out to our firm by calling 575-578-4392 or contacting us online. We offer free initial consultations, enabling us to assess your scenario and advise you on the appropriate legal actions before you’re obliged to retain us. Our mission is simple: We’re here to help.
With offices in Roswell, Hobbs and Albuquerque, we serve throughout New Mexico.