Frequent New Mexico Nursing Home Violations
When we entrust a New Mexico nursing home with our loved one, we do so believing that it will help our relatives live as comfortably as possible. However, these rights are, occasionally, violated. If an elderly relative or loved one has suffered from negligent nursing home care, your family may be legally entitled to some compensation. Contact Carabin Shaw today to discuss your New Mexico nursing home negligence case.Risks Associated with Nursing Homes
Nursing homes are medical facilities, as they provide not only food and lodging but medical care to their residents. Therefore, violations of the standard of that care are considered medical malpractice and are taken as seriously by courts as instances of hospital malpractice. Arguably, nursing homes risk malpractice even more than hospitals because they are responsible for residents’ day-to-day life as well as their medical care. Consider the following frequent New Mexico nursing home violations. If any of them sound similar to what happened to your relative, then begin researching New Mexico elder abuse lawyers to take on your case.Physical Neglect
The neglect of your relative’s basic physical needs can be hugely damaging to their health and psychological well-being. Nursing home residents often need assistance with simple tasks such as eating, drinking, bathing, and using the bathroom. Their families entrust them to nursing homes with the understanding that those needs will be met. Failing to do so can lead to infection and illness, as well as a generally reduced quality of life. If you notice signs of physical neglect—such as a strong odor or your relative complaining about hunger or thirst—look for an attorney specializing in New Mexico nursing home negligence to discuss whether your relative’s rights were violated.Medical Neglect
Failing to properly maintain your relative’s fixed schedule of medication and medical treatment is, of course, extremely dangerous and harmful. Your relative may not have the cognitive function to remember to take their medication on their own or to ask for it regularly. It is the responsibility of the nursing home and its staff to make sure that they are receiving all of the care that they need. If you believe that your relative is not receiving their necessary medical treatment, consider the help of a lawyer. Even the threat of legal action against a nursing home can get results.Emotional Neglect
Many New Mexico families opt for nursing homes over in-home care because they want their loved one to become involved in a community. These communities can help maintain cognitive functioning as well as overall happiness. However, the worst nursing homes might exclude your loved one from communal activities for reasons other than medical necessity. Your relative might also be experiencing a neglectful or discourteous bedside manner. This isolation can hurt their psychological health. In these cases, the lines between mediocre-but-acceptable treatment and malpractice can be very blurred, so be sure to discuss your case with a New Mexico nursing home negligence lawyer before moving forward with it.Finding Nursing Home Negligence Lawyers Serving New Mexico
When looking for New Mexico elder abuse lawyers, prioritize experience and dedication. The process of gathering compelling evidence for these cases can be confusing, and your attorney should know what to look for to help your case.
Carabin Shaw’s team of New Mexico attorneys has decades of combined experience with nursing home negligence lawsuits. We also have a record of dedication to our clients because we help them obtain everything to which they are legally entitled.
Contact us today at 915-779-2301 or toll-free at 1-800-862-1260 for a free consultation. Let’s start your claim today.