The expectation is that a nursing home is able to provide a level of medical care and round-the-clock supervision that families cannot. It is unforgivable that a vulnerable resident should come to harm because of neglect, abuse or medical negligence.
The law firm of Belsky Weinberg & Horowitz, LLC, holds Maryland nursing homes accountable for injury or death resulting from abusive or substandard care. Arrange a free consultation if you suspect your loved one was mistreated.
Was Your Loved One Injured In An Elder Care Facility?
Nursing home neglect and abuse takes many forms, such as:
- Falling in the shower, bathroom or hallway
- Falls from a bed or wheelchair
- Bedsores (pressure ulcers)
- Malnutrition or dehydration
- Physical abuse or sexual assault by staff members
- Medication errors
- Undiagnosed medical conditions
- Wandering away from the premises
Holding Care Providers Accountable
Many falls occur because staff members did not render assistance to a frail resident. Bedsores develop when bedridden patients are not repositioned at regular intervals. Malnourishment is likewise a telltale sign of neglect. We know from experience that nursing homes are not always forthcoming about accidents and injuries. Our lawyers are adept at uncovering the truth through medical records, statements of staff members or witnesses and the victim's own account.
We aggressively pursue compensation for medical intervention and ongoing care, for the patient's pain and suffering and for any lasting impact on lifespan or quality of life. In the process, we put nursing homes on notice to improve the quality of care for all residents.
To explore your possible claim against a nursing home in the Baltimore area, call 410-344-7380 or 800-266-4732, or contact us online. Our attorneys provide a free consultation, with six office locations in Maryland.