As our readers in the Bernalillo area know, our law office represents victims of nursing home abuse and neglect. The types of cases we handle include situations that are either outright criminal or that involve physical or other forms of abuse. We also handle cases in which, for whatever reason, a facility just does not give a patient the care he needs.
In other situations, our representation of a nursing home patient may be akin to a traditional medical malpractice case, such as when we seek compensation for prescription errors or errors involving medication. However, there are some occasions in which, in truth, a nursing home patient's injuries may not be the fault of the staff in any respect. For instance, unbeknownst to the staff, a drug or a medical device may have been designed defectively or have had some problem with the manufacturing process that makes it unsafe for patients.
In other cases, the issue may be that the manufacturer of the product did not adequately account for and warn of all the risks associated with the product. Whatever the reason, if a patient gets hurt because of a defective drug or medical device, even if they remain in good standing with the Food and Drug Administration, then they still have legal options available to them.
For instance, our office has the knowledge and experience to file product liability claims for defective drugs and medical products in order to get compensation for victims, including injured nursing home patients. While a nursing home injury may not always be the fault of the staff, there is often someone or some business responsible for the injuries to a vulnerable patient. Our office looks to be sure that the rights of these vulnerable people receive the legal protection and justice they deserve.