As the population of the United States continues to age, so does the amount of people needing nursing home and assisted care. In 2014, over 1.4 million Americans required nursing home care and nearly another million lived in a residential care community. Many others required in-home care to meet their needs. Unfortunately, the needs of those people requiring special care are often not being met. Studies have shown that those people living in assisted care communities, like nursing homes, are at higher risk of abuse and neglect than those in other settings. The toll that abuse and neglect can take on nursing home patients and their families can be enormous.
Nursing home abuse and neglect can take many forms, including:
- Hygiene neglect
- Financial neglect
- Medical neglect
- Understaffing and improper training
- Physical abuse
- Injuries, such as bedsores or unexplained bruises
- Medication errors
- Slip and falls
If you or a loved one were the victim of abuse or neglect in Albuquerque, Santa Fe, or elsewhere in New Mexico, give the attorneys at Revo Smith Law a call. Our attorneys provide compassionate representation to injured New Mexicans and offer decades of experience fighting to give victims the compensation they deserve. Revo Smith attorneys work hard to ensure that those who victimize the vulnerable folks under their care are held fully responsible for their actions. Contact us if you or someone you love has been hurt in a nursing home or other assisted living facility or hospital. An experienced legal professional will evaluate your case at no charge to you.