Nursing Home Abuse
Carlsbad, New Mexico Nursing Home Abuse Attorney
Frank Balderrama – Carlsbad New Mexico’s Prominent Nursing Home Abuse Attorney
Governmental agencies such as the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services help oversee the care and services provided by nursing homes and both federal and state governments have established uniform standards to ensure the protection and safety of patients. Unfortunately, despite these governmental agencies, over one million nursing home residents are abused in some manner each year.
If you have a loved one whose suffered injuries or even death as a result of the care they were receiving and you believe you may have a nursing home abuse case, call our office immediately at 575-234-1111 to discuss your case and preserve your rights. Patients or residents abused or neglected in a New Mexico nursing home do have legal rights and may be able to pursue a lawsuit against the facility. Our Carlsbad, New Mexico nursing home abuse lawyers will listen to your case and determine whether or not your loved one and family may be entitled to compensation. We also represent our clients under a contingency fee basis, which means no fees or costs whatsoever until we win a settlement or recovery on your behalf.
Some of the most common types of nursing home abuse cases include:
- Bedsores (also known as pressure sores or decubitus ulcers)
- Fall injuries
- Malnutrition and dehydration
- Broken Bones and Fractures
- Restraint Injuries and Strangulation
- Wandering away from the facility or elopement
- Mediation mistakes or errors
- Lack of supervision or poor care
- Infections such as sepsis and gangrene
- Wrongful Death
- Other cases of neglect
Whether the abuse consists of recurrent negligence or a single incident which causes injury, the victim has a right to damages if a lawsuit is filed. In this type of claim, you must be able to prove that a staff member of the facility or care provider was negligent and their negligence was a direct result of your loved one’s injury, and in some cases death.
This can be very complicated as many facilities will either deny any wrongdoing or claim that your loved one did something to cause their injury.
For this reason, it is important that the attorney you hire to represent you has significant experience in handling these types of claims. At the law firm Frank Balderrama we understand the anger and frustration you may be feeling when you discover that your loved one has fallen victim of nursing home abuse. We can help! For over 30 years our law firm has represented patients and their families who were injured or killed as result of nursing home neglect. Our Carlsbad, New Mexico nursing home abuse lawyers are devoted to helping those who have fallen victim and have successfully represented clients with multi-million dollar results.
Call our office today for a free, no obligation case review. Learn what rights you have, get your questions answered, and find out if you have a case. Call now at 575-234-1111. Remember, when you file a nursing home abuse lawsuit in New Mexic0 you are not only getting justice but taking a stand for other innocent people in the same situation.