When a family decides to place a loved one in a nursing home, they do so with the expectation that the home will provide adequate, compassionate and ethical care. If the loved one suffers unexplained serious injuries or a sudden death, it is natural to be suspicious that abuse or negligence may have played a role.
Most of the time, what we call “neglect or abuse” results from a simple lack of nursing home staff interest. Staff does not provide for residents’ basic needs including water, food, or a clean and healthy environment. This form of neglect can also lead to more serious forms of illnesses, diseases and medical conditions. Bed sores are a typical example of conditions that are relatively easy to prevent but far too common in many nursing centers. Seniors can develop bed sores at a higher frequency due to inactivity, the thinning of skin, poor circulation, and malnutrition.
The family of a woman cared for at the Bloomfield Nursing Home and Rehabilitation Center has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the nursing home. According to the lawsuit, the nursing home staff ignored the woman’s dietary needs which caused dehydration, malnutrition and weight loss, and also allowed her to develop bed sores that went untreated. The complaint also alleges that the woman developed infections and suffered injuries, including an “unexplained” arm bone fracture, while being cared for at the facility.
Preferred Care Partners Management acquired the Bloomfield Nursing Home and Rehabilitation Center, as well as nine other New Mexico nursing homes in November 2012. According to The Albuquerque Journal, the New Mexico Attorney General’s Office filed a lawsuit against the nursing home operator in December, claiming under-staffing at the company’s New Mexico nursing homes made it impossible to provide adequate care. The family is seeking unspecified compensatory and punitive damages in the wrongful death lawsuit.
Choosing a quality nursing home is an important decision and a thorough evaluation of potential nursing homes is necessary to help protect your loved one. If you believe that a loved one may be the victim of nursing home neglect or abuse, you may be entitled to compensation. Choosing the right attorney in this situation is also a vitally important decision. If you do not know an attorney who specializes in nursing home abuse, Lawsuit Financial has excellent legal referral sources all over the country and our professional staff will locate you a top-notch legal specialist, in your city or state, within 24-48 hours. This is a free service for injury victims and their family members.
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