Frequently Asked Questions

  • Familiarize yourself with the signs of nursing home abuse and neglect.
  • Visit your loved one frequently to catch the potential warning signs early on.
  • Document and date any unexplained incidents as they occur.
  • Take pictures of bruises and other unexplained injuries.
  • Speak to your loved one, if possible, to try to get a sense of whether something is wrong.
  • Notify nursing home administrators about your concerns and findings.
  • Report your suspicions to the proper authorities in New Mexico.
  • Seek alternative care for your loved one if you believe they are in immediate jeopardy.
  • Seek legal assistance to help ensure the protection of your legal and financial interests.

This question must be answered on a case-by-case basis. Nursing home abuse and negligence cases are both complex and challenging to prove. These cases greatly benefit from an injury lawyer with extensive knowledge and experience in nursing home abuse law. If you believe your loved one was injured due to negligence or nursing home abuse, you should seek legal help without delay.

At PKSD New Mexico, our attorneys, paralegals, and investigators have in-depth knowledge of nursing home abuse law. We manage nursing home abuse cases every day, something we have been doing for decades. If you have a case, we are prepared to provide you with full support. We also have access to multiple resources, including any medical experts your case may require.

In the aftermath of learning about a loved one being severely or fatally harmed, families may feel angry and confused, and rightly so. This is something the insurance company may use to their advantage, especially knowing you are likely not fully aware of all your rights. The liable insurance company may contact you soon after being notified of the incident in an attempt to resolve the matter quickly and at a much lower cost for them. This outcome is not beneficial for you or your loved one, as any settlement they offer is likely far less than the value of your claim. An attorney can dispute these low offers and help to ensure you receive the full and fair compensation you deserve.

  • Do you understand your legal rights in a case of nursing home abuse or neglect?
  • Do you know what steps you should take to protect yourself or your family member?
  • Do you have the time and energy it takes to take on the nursing home and insurance company?

Not surprisingly, most people answer no when asked these questions. These are stressful situations for victims and their families to try to handle on their own. At PKSD, we have the experience and knowledge you want on your side, and we are deeply committed to protecting your rights and holding at-fault parties accountable.

If you suspect a case of nursing home abuse or negligence involving yourself or a loved one, you should seek legal help right away. We can determine if you may have legal options for recovering damages from the nursing home or its caregivers. If we find you may have a case, you should not wait to hire legal help. Nursing home abuse cases are very complicated. Attorneys, no matter how good or experienced they are, need time to build a robust case on your behalf.

At PKSD New Mexico, all we do is advocate for victims injured by the negligence, careless or deliberate actions of others. Our legal team has the experience, knowledge and training to build a strong case on your behalf.

Not sure if you have a case? We have staff available to take your call 24/7. You can request a free case review to learn about your potential legal options. Our firm prioritizes client satisfaction, which means you will never be in the dark about your case. When you have questions, we return your phone calls promptly. If you cannot come to our office, we are prepared to make home visits. In short, we treat your case as if it were our own.

At PKSD New Mexico, we take nursing home abuse and negligence cases on contingency. What this means for you is that there are zero costs to pay up front or throughout the legal process. In fact, we do not get paid for our services unless we successfully win your case and recover compensation for your damages.
This is a question we often get asked, but it is not one for which we can provide a “one-size-fits-all” answer. We will need to know more about your case, the extent of the injuries your loved one sustained, the total medical bills and other factors.

When you contact us for a free case review, we can discuss these factors with you and explain how we go about assessing an accurate value of your case.

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