Our Maryland nursing home malpractice lawyers understand that one of the most difficult decisions a person can make is the decision to place a parent, sibling, adult with special needs or family member in a nursing home. Much research, thought and care goes into choosing a nursing home facility to make your loved one’s later years or dependent time happy and productive. However, though the thought of it is disturbing and nearly incomprehensible, nursing home neglect and abuse in nursing homes happens far too often. Nursing homes are private institutions that provide care for the sick and elderly; they provide shelter, meals and in some cases medical care. Regulated by Maryland state nursing home malpractice laws and federal laws, regulations and the Nursing Home Reform Act nursing home occupancy will increase over the coming years as the population of the elderly grows in Maryland. As the number of occupants in nursing homes rises, so will the number of nursing home complaints and nursing home malpractice lawsuits. Please contact our Annapolis MD nursing home malpractice attorneys for a free and thorough case exam of your nursing home or medical malpractice lawsuit.
The team of Annapolis MD nursing home malpractice attorneys we have assembled are the best in the state. We provide complimentary case reviews, case investigations and charge zero legal fees if we do not recover for you. In addition, we serve victims of nursing home malpractice statewide including the Annapolis, Baltimore, Rockville, Frederick, Salisbury, Cambridge, Easton, Glen Burnie, Bel Air, Columbia, Ellicott City, Westminster & Elkton areas.
Nursing Homes & Rehabs In Annapolis
Anne Arundel County, Maryland is home to dozens of nursing homes such as Baywood of Annapolis, The Arbor, Cadia Healthcare of Annapolis, Crofton Convalescent, Fairfield Nursing & Rehabilitation, FutureCare Chesapeake, Genesis Hammonds Lane, Genesis Severna Park, Genesis Spa Creek, Genesis Waugh Chapel, Ginger Cove, Glen Burnie Health & Rehab, Heritage Harbour Health & Rehab, Marley Neck Health & Rehab, North Arundel Health & Rehab & South River Health & Rehab.
What Is Nursing Home Malpractice?
Nursing home malpractice, abuse, neglect and injury can be any of the following:
- Inexplicable skin injuries such as hematomes, bruising or bleeding
- Skin injuries such as open wounds, scratches, lacerations, sores or cuts
- Burns, blistered skin, scalds and abrasions
- Sudden and unexplained change in appetite and weight
- Soiling, poor hygiene, smell of urine or feces
- Hair loss
- Torn, stained or bloody clothing or bedding
- Obvious anxiety, fear and distress when a particular caregiver or healthcare provider is present
Less obvious signs of nursing home malpractice include:
- Listlessness or unresponsiveness
- Infantile or other strange behaviors
- Physical or emotional withdrawal
- Disappearance of personal items
- Sudden and unusual financial transactions
Under current Maryland nursing home malpractice laws abuse, injury and neglect can come in several different forms. All are damaging emotionally, physically, mentally, psychologically or financially. Physical abuse in a Maryland long term care facility can encompass a wealth of behaviors including forced restraint (mechanical or chemical), sexual assault, rape or outright bodily harm such as bruises, broken bones or even nursing home wrongful death. Emotional abuse may include insults, humiliation, threats and attempts to frighten the resident. In addition, emotional abuse can occur when nursing home employees ignore or isolate a resident against their will. Nursing home negligence can consist of withholding food, water or medication(s), medication theft as well as failure to change bedding or take care of basic hygiene needs.
Our legal team consists of tenacious and relentless MD nursing home malpractice trial lawyers with many years of experience taking on Maryland nursing homes, long term care facilities and assisted living facilities. By using all of our experience and resources our Glen Burnie, Maryland nursing home injury lawyers will continue to fight for your loved one’s rights and bring abusive and negligent assisted living and nursing home facilities to justice. If the unthinkable happens and you or a loved one is subject to nursing home malpractice, negligence or abuse contact our Annapolis MD nursing home malpractice attorneys for a free case evaluation and let us be your strength when you need it.
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