When Nursing Homes Fail To Provide Safety And Care
The growing problem of elder abuse in nursing homes and other care facilities occasionally receives media attention. Its overall seriousness is hard to gauge, however, because vulnerable older people often cannot communicate to others that they are being neglected or abused by staff.
If you have observed strong evidence that an elderly loved one has suffered from improper care, including if they have died under suspicious circumstances, we want to know about it. At Bencoe & LaCour Law, PC, our entire Albuquerque-based practice focuses on exposing negligence and recovering compensation for the injured and grieving. We will understand the sadness and outrage you may be feeling.
Has Your Elderly Loved One Been Seriously Injured Or Died Inexplicably?
Attorneys at Bencoe & LaCour Law, PC, have more than 40 years of combined experience in taking legal action against health care companies and administrators who neglect their duties in the name of profitability. We have the skills and resources to rigorously investigate serious personal injury and wrongful death claims that may involve:
- Failure to reposition bedridden patients as needed to prevent potentially life-threatening bedsores – a condition also commonly related to malnutrition and dehydration
- Inadequate supervision that enables serious falls by residents known to be susceptible to falling
- Failure to seek timely, qualified medical attention for a resident who becomes ill or has a worsening condition
The level of care promised and the conditions that family members see when selecting a care facility sometimes do not reflect the reality of what happens behind closed doors. Serious violations of the Federal Nursing Home Reform Act and other applicable laws can include insufficient staffing, background-checking procedures and training. Far too often, corners are cut to control costs at the grave expense of residents’ health and well-being.
We Take On Negligent Institutions
Our legal team is selective in the nursing home neglect and elder abuse cases we pursue. If we believe you have a valid, serious claim, our approach will be to start building the case for a potential trial from the outset. To request a free consultation with one of our lawyers and for personal attention to your concerns, please call 505-633-8949 or email us.