Fighting For Nursing Home Abuse Victims And Their Loved Ones
Nursing homes should be safe spaces for their residents, including the elderly. We should be able to trust that patients will receive high-quality care and be treated with respect. Unfortunately, this is not always the case. Staff at nursing homes can take advantage of residents — physically, emotionally and financially. When this happens, our team at Sutten Law Group, LLC, takes immediate action. We aggressively prosecute perpetrators of nursing home abuse and are unafraid to hold the abusers responsible in court.
How Do I Know If My Loved One Is Being Neglected Or Abused?
While some forms of negligence and abuse are visible to the naked eye, not all are visible. Being hypervigilant when you are with your loved one is essential so that you can recognize the signs as soon as possible. Victims of nursing home abuse may not want or be able to vocalize what they are experiencing. This may be due to guilt, shame or fear of retaliation.
Red flags of nursing home abuse and neglect include:
- Sudden behavioral or emotional changes
- Not speaking when staff is present
- Soiled clothing/bedding
If you are unable to visit your loved one in the nursing home, you should consider asking a relative, friend or someone you trust to check on them.
What Should I Do If I Suspect Nursing Home Abuse Or Neglect?
Once red flags have been identified, you must act quickly to keep them safe. Some steps you can take include:
- Transferring them to a new facility if they are in immediate danger
- Discussing your concerns with your loved one
- Meeting with home administrators
- Contacting a lawyer
- Keeping records of any injuries, reports or other important information
When you contact our firm, we will work with you to report the incident to the appropriate agencies and discuss your legal options for bringing a claim.
Tell Us Your Story And Learn Your Rights
Attorney Richard W. Sutten has assisted individuals throughout New Mexico to confront nursing home abusers. We are confident that we can help you and your family through this difficult time. Visit our Albuquerque office for a free consultation by sending us a message or calling us at 505-990-7425.