Malpractice, negligence, or abuse, on the part of nursing home, assisted living facility or disabled group home staff can result in very serious and life altering injuries. The elderly are in a very delicate and compromised physical state compared to younger people. Their bodies, cognitive and mental health have changed and they are unable to protect themselves and recover from a minor injury. If your loved one has been injured in a long term care facility or Maryland assisted living home you may be entitled to benefits and financial compensation.
Do not hesitate to reach out to our Maryland assisted living home injury lawyers. They are experienced Maryland Trial Attorneys who have many years experience handling nursing home malpractice and assisted living home claims throughout Maryland including Ocean City, Baltimore, Bethesda, Annapolis and Frederick, MD. With that, they are aware of the emotional and financial strain you may face if your loved one has been injured while in an assisted living facility. Let them determine any and all damages, benefits and means of compensation you may be entitled to.
Injuries Suffered In Assisted Living Homes
Any facility that has untrained, understaffed, or criminal employees understaffed nursing home can cause your loved ones to become injured in a variety of ways. Examples include:
- Bedsores/Pressure sores/Decubitus ulcers
- Choking & asphyxiation
- Sexual assault
- Brain and head injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Broken bones
- Skin injuries
- Food poisoning
- Medication errors
- Elopement and wandering off
- Isolation and general neglect
- Unnecessary restraint
- Wrongful Death
Causes Of Assisted Living Home Injuries
The nursing home industry is incredibly profitable. With profit being the main motive many homes can enter the market and offer a substandard level of care. In an effort to control overhead many nursing home owners, or parent companies, may staff the facilities with the minimum amount of staff necessary. They may also hire workers that are not fully qualified, do not have the proper experience, education or have a criminal past. All of these scenarios can ultimately lead to your loved ones being injured. This may entitle you to benefits and compensation according to Delaware law.
Contact our Maryland Assisted Living Home Injury Lawyers today for a free consultation.