Many Maryland families are forced to come to the realization that their elderly loved ones need more care than they can provide. They find a nursing home they believe will provide the proper care their family members need, but then begin to wonder if nursing home negligence is taking place. This often begins as a nagging feeling that something just is not right.
It would be a good idea to heed those feelings. Even if they prove to be baseless, at least you would know that your loved one is being cared for in the manner you expect. If your instincts turn out to be right, you may save your loved one — and perhaps others — from needless suffering.
Supervision and monitoring of residents is a primary duty of the staff at nursing homes. If you fail to see staff fulfilling these duties, you have the right to question why. Your loved one should be receiving adequate food, clean and safe shelter and the basic necessities, along with the appropriate medical care as well. If you find that these elements are lacking, you may need to take steps to protect your loved one.
If you suspect nursing home negligence, it may be beneficial to discuss the matter with a Maryland attorney. There may be legal steps you can take regarding the harm your loved one suffered. In addition to obtaining some justice and restitution for your elderly family member, you may also keep another family from going through the same heartbreak you are going through.
Source: FindLaw, “Is Nursing Home Neglect Legal?“, Accessed on Sept. 23, 2017