As individuals age, they might develop medical conditions that require specialized, round-the-clock care. Often, to get their elderly loved one the treatment they need, family members may make the difficult decision to admit their loved one to a nursing home, trusting caregivers to provide needed medical attention. Unfortunately, not all homes provide proper care, so a resident’s health or life may be at risk.
If you suspect your family member was injured because of nursing home staff negligence, reach out to our firm. One of our compassionate attorneys will guide you through the process of initiating a claim against the responsible party.
Common Types of Medical Mismanagement
Nursing home residents may have certain health conditions that require distinct types of care. Medical mismanagement occurs when a nursing home staff member, such as a doctor or a nurse, fails to provide the standard level of care for a resident with specific needs. When a worker is negligent in their duties, the resident can suffer complications, which could result in injury or death.
Medical mismanagement can be:
- Prescription drug-related errors: This can include failing to administer medication at appropriate times, failing to check for interactions that could cause serious problems, or failing to provide the correct medication
- Missed diagnoses: For example, failing to accurately diagnose a condition, resulting in delayed or incorrect treatment
- The improper use of medical restraints: For instance, using sedatives to restrain a resident
- Lack of medical treatment: For instance, failing to have a nurse or doctor attend to a resident with injuries or health problems
Get in touch with a medical mismanagement lawyer serving Baltimore, 410-547-0202 for a free case evaluation.
The Compensation You Could Collect
Medical mismanagement can lead to disastrous consequences for a nursing home resident. After an incident, a resident might require immediate and ongoing care—or may even die from their injuries.
If you or a family member suffered medical mismanagement, you could claim compensation for medical care and more. You could claim compensation for:
- Emergency, hospital, and/or continual care costs
- Expenses for assistive devices or other equipment you may need
- Bills for any counseling or other therapy you may need
- Pain and suffering
- Mental anguish
If you lost a family member due to medical mismanagement, you could claim compensation for yourself and your family, and compensation on behalf of your deceased family member. You could claim such damages as:
- Your loss of family support
- Your loved one’s medical bills
- Your loved one’s pain and suffering
Caps on Damages in Maryland
In Maryland, there is no cap on economic damages claimants can recover, so you can claim as much as you need to cover your costs. However, there is a cap on non-economic damages, like pain and suffering. When you consult with an attorney from our firm, they’ll tell you more about this cap on non-economic damages after valuating your damages.
How a Medical Mismanagement Attorney Can Help
A Medical mismanagement attorney from our firm will do the following to help you recover your due damages:
- Compile evidence of your damages
- Corroborate that evidence with the credible statements of others
- Negotiate with the insurance company on your behalf
- Fight for you in court if necessary
If your attorney wins your case for you and recovers compensation, you’ll pay your attorney out of this compensation. You won’t pay any fees or anything else unless your attorney recovers compensation. Our firm makes hiring an attorney much more affordable by working on a contingency-fee basis.
Another service your attorney will provide is filing your case to meet any deadlines. For example, if you and your attorney decide to file a medical malpractice lawsuit, your attorney will have to meet the filing deadline of five years from the date of your incident or three years from the date of your discovery of medical malpractice (whichever is earlier), according to Md. Cts. & Jud. Proc. § 5-109.
What Our Firm’s Attorneys Offer You and Your Case
For many years now, our medical malpractice and nursing home case attorneys have been representing people and their loved ones in Maryland. Many of our clients are vulnerable nursing home residents who experienced abuse or malpractice at the hands of a caretaker.
We help these victims stand up for themselves and take on the enablers of nursing home mistreatment. These can be large institutions backed by intimidating insurers.
We care about our clients and fight for them every day. As a result, we’ve achieved many favorable settlements and verdicts, including one totaing $1,300,000 for a case involving an anesthesiology error. We’re confident we can help you with your case too. So, don’t hesitate to reach out to us for our services.
Discuss Your Claim With Our Team
At Brown & Barron, our Baltimore nursing home abuse and neglect attorneys have extensive experience helping victims and their families pursue legal action against negligent caregivers and their employers. When you work with us, we will conduct a thorough investigation, collect evidence, and interview witnesses to build a strong legal strategy and seek just compensation on your behalf.
Contact our firm today for a free consultation with a member of our team. During your consultation, we’ll tell you more about us and discuss your claim with you.
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