Your parents have worked hard throughout their lives and their health has been slowly declining. Their medical needs are becoming more demanding and the family has sat down to discuss what to do. The decision was not easy but it was agreed that it would be in the best interests to have one or both of your parents move into an assisted living environment or nursing home so that they could get the attention they deserve and need.
You do your homework and find a facility that has come recommended by a friend, a family member, or word of mouth. Your parent(s) agree and the move is made.
Things go along and everything seems to be running well. However, when you visit your loved you observe bruises on their face, elbows, and something does not seem right. It turns out your loved one has been falling out of bed or out of their wheel chair on a regular basis and the staff has done nothing to cure the problem.
Nursing homes are licensed by the New Mexico Department of Health and are regularly inspected to ensure that these facilities are complying with New Mexico and federal law. Sometimes complaints may not work and a lawsuit is the only answer.
At Barudin Law Firm, we have handled nursing home cases in tribal and state courts where loved ones have died or have suffered due to staffing negligence, medical errors, charting errors, and negligent supervision over the staff. These cases are record intensive and require a thorough review of the nursing home records, the training received by employees or whether the nursing home staff is properly credentialed for the jobs they perform.
Expert witnesses are required to establish and prove that the nursing home, its corporation owner, its staff, the medical director, and director of nursing breached their duty of care to your loved one and were negligent. This is the kind of preparation and presentation conducted at the Barudin Law Firm in all of our cases, and such philosophy is applied to each and every case we undertake.