A recent news report indicates that a New Mexico Corporation, Sunbridge Health Court Corp., has reached a settlement in a nursing home negligence case for $3.5 million.
If you believe a loved one has suffered from nursing home abuse, you need an experienced Albuquerque nursing home abuse lawyer.
The lawsuit was filed in 2009 alleging that the nursing home staff at a Seattle nursing home owned by the New Mexico corporation failed to adequately care for a patient and failed to notify the man’s family or his primary doctor of the man’s worsening condition. The man had penile cancer and failed to receive any treatment. Although nurses were initially notified of the condition, they forgot to follow up and the man subsequently lost his penis.
Unfortunately, elder abuse is more widespread than many people realize. It may take many forms including physical, emotional, sexual, and financial abuse.
If you believe a loved one is suffering from elder neglect or nursing home negligence, a few signs to look for include:
- Sudden changes in behavior
- Dehydration and malnutrition
- Unexplained bruises, welts, or broken bones
- Worsening medical conditions
For more information, or if you believe a loved one has suffered any form of elder abuse or neglect, contact an Albuquerque personal injury lawyer at the Branch Law Firm for a consultation.