Baltimore Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect Lawyers
Advocates for Elderly Hurt in Nursing Homes
A loved one may be taken to a nursing home after a hospital stay, due to a health condition, or inability to care for themselves at home. Families trust nursing homes to properly care for their loved ones and meet their health and safety needs. However, sometimes that trust is misplaced and the home is not providing the proper standard of care. At Brown & Barron, LLC, our Baltimore nursing home neglect attorneys represent clients who have suffered in Maryland.
Signs of Nursing Home Neglect & Abuse
Families may initially believe that the place they have chosen for their loved one is a safe and caring facility. Later, they may discover that the staff at the facility is not providing appropriate care, their loved one is being neglected, or even abused by employees or another patient.
Signs that may indicate nursing home abuse or neglect:
- A lack of appropriate care for Alzheimer’s or dementia patients
- Physical injuries
- Abuse from staff
- Abuse from another patient
- Nutritional neglect
- Bed sores
- Medical neglect
- Medication mismanagement
Problems in nursing homes often stem from a lack of a sufficient number of employees, poor staff training, or failure to properly supervise the staff and residents. In some places, there is a complete failure to provide appropriate medical treatment or nursing care. Safety hazards may result in falls and injuries, due to the facility failing to maintain proper safety policies and safe conditions.
How Do You Prove Liability of Nursing Facilities?
The nursing home may be legally responsible for harm caused to a patient when negligence can be proven. In order to prevail in court, the plaintiff and their Baltimore nursing home abuse attorney must prove that:
- The nursing home had a duty to care for the resident
- Failed to act in a reasonable manner, and
- The failure to act resulted in harm, such as injury or death.
You should not wait to act in cases of nursing home abuse and neglect. Maryland law has time limits for personal injury and medical malpractice claims. As soon as you notice signs of abuse or neglect, contact an attorney at our firm, so we can begin an investigation, preserve evidence, interview witnesses, and prepare a strong case.
We encourage you to contact our firm at (410) 698-1717 to learn more about your legal options for abuse or neglect suffered in a nursing home in Baltimore.