There are three questions you should explore when selecting a nursing home abuse and neglect law firm in Maryland:
- Does the firm specialize in nursing home cases?
Experience matters. There are a number of firms in Maryland and in Washington D.C. that focus on injury cases. Some of these firms might even handle medical malpractice cases, but they lack vital experience with nursing home cases. Nursing homes are often defended by elite representation, so it is important to choose a firm that specializes in nursing home abuse and neglect, because that firm truly possesses the industry knowledge that you will need. A firm specializing in these cases is going to know all the regulations that apply to nursing homes—in and out—and those regulations are very different than what one might see in a typical personal injury or medical malpractice case.
A firm that specializes in nursing home abuse and neglect cases is going to also have access to experts who can identify evidence of nursing home negligence and provide key testimony for a successful verdict or settlement. Not only do these experts help you win the case, they also provide an authoritative opinion on the fair amount of the settlement. A firm with this expertise will have worked with nursing home administrators every day. That type of specialized experience is going to be essential to getting justice for the victims of nursing home abuse and neglect.
- What is the overall quality of the firm and the attorneys who work there?
It is a good idea to visit a firm's website, as well as other research online, to learn about the background of the firm and its attorneys. What is their educational background? What awards have they received and for themselves and their firms? What is their reputation in a legal community? Are they seen as leaders in the area of nursing home abuse and neglect? Are they interviewed in the press as experts on nursing home cases and nursing home issues in general?
- How satisfied are prior clients?
You can learn a great deal more about a law firm from the experiences of their clients. The firm’s website should have a selection of testimonials and awards that demonstrate the firm’s success with nursing home and neglect cases, if they actually have that experience. Google reviews are a great place to look for unvarnished testimonials. Google does not allow businesses to filter or edit their reviews. Facebook also offers reviews. All of these sources should give you a sense of how the firm treats its clients throughout the process. Do they really include them and make them feel valued? Are they providing adequate communication so the clients know what's going on with their case at all times? Are the clients satisfied with their experience and with the results they're getting?
If you have a situation that might involve nursing home abuse or neglect, you need a battle-tested law firm with expertise in navigating the world of long-term care. People choose Brown & Barron for nursing home cases throughout Maryland and Washington, D.C. because our attorneys and subject matter experts understand the complex set of rules that nursing homes must follow to ensure the well being of residents. When you choose Brown & Barron, you get a law firm with a reputation for professionalism, communication, and an aggressive approach that has delivered some of the largest settlements and verdicts in our practice areas. You also get a culture that ensures all clients feel valued – as evidenced by more than 160 five-star Google reviews and $98 million recovered since 2017. Contact Brown & Barron online or call 410-346-0206 today.