Albuquerque Nursing Home Neglect & Abuse Attorney
All patients in nursing homes or assisted living facilities have rights. Those who can’t communicate for themselves are often the most vulnerable to nursing home abuse or neglect. If you or a loved one have had your rights violated because of nursing home abuse or negligence, it is important that you are represented by an experienced lawyer to fight against powerful nursing home businesses.
At Pofahl Law Firm, P.C., I fight for people with injury claims in Albuquerque and throughout New Mexico. I have more than 18 years of experience as an attorney and a proven track record handling personal injury claims including claims against nursing homes.
Injuries From Negligent Staff and Understaffed Nursing Homes
Nursing homes are businesses that, like many businesses, make the greatest effort to maximize their profits. In a lot of cases, maximizing profits means hiring employees that may not be properly trained or have committed crimes in their past that should prevent them from working around vulnerable citizens like the elderly. This could also mean that the nursing home does not hire enough staff to care for the needs of their patients and residents no matter how hard they work. If you or a loved one have had your rights violated, I will stand up for them and make sure that the nursing home is held responsible.
Many injuries at nursing homes are caused by understaffing, lack of training, failure to follow protocols and more. I will thoroughly investigate the details of the case, determine the reasons for the injury, and make sure the nursing home pays for their negligence.
Defining Abuse and Negligence
Abuse: Both physical and emotional abuse can cause serious injuries. I can help you look into physical abuse that may have led to bedsores, cuts, burns, weight loss, or broken bones, as well as psychological abuse, which could lead to depression, withdrawal and dementia.
Negligence: Any failure to fulfill the duties required by the nursing home is considered neglect. Common signs of nursing home neglect include bedsores, dehydration, malnutrition, falls, wandering, sepsis and poor hygiene.
Proving Nursing Home Neglect & Abuse in Albuquerque with Help From Brady Pofahl
It can sometimes be difficult to prove that abuse or neglect has occurred. Many people are unaware of the tactics and strategies that nursing homes will use, and how nursing homes will try their hardest to make you settle your claim for less than it is worth. As a former defense lawyer, I know the strategies that they use and how to fight against them.
Contact An Experienced Albuquerque Nursing Home Neglect & Abuse Attorney
Have questions? Do not hesitate to contact my firm. I offer free initial consultations and am available to schedule appointments at a time that is convenient for you. Call 505-266-3434, or you can complete a short contact form online. Remember, when I say it is a no obligation consultation, I mean it- you will not be pressured into hiring me as your attorney and there is no charge.
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