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Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect

Bowie Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect Attorney

Nursing homes are some of the largest and most profitable businesses, so the managers of these institutions take a lot money into their pockets. Unfortunately, in trying to earn as much as possible, nursing homes often hire unfit people for the job who don’t have enough experience, or they pay them an unworthy salary for the long working hours.

When nursing home staff are not fully trained or fully prepared to deal with older people, they often commit negligence and abuse against residents. This is why, if a nursing home care provider harmed your loved one, you have the right to sue and bring them to justice. Contacting a nursing home abuse and neglect attorney will give you the chance to get monetary compensation.

You Have a Time Limit to File a Lawsuit

All cases are different, but those who have experienced personal injuries or professional negligence have three to seven years to file a lawsuit, according to the Statute of Limitations of the state of Maryland. If the victims do not file a claim within this time, the case could be dismissed, regardless of whether there is sufficient evidence against the nursing home or its staff.

Get in touch with a nursing home abuse lawyer serving Bowie, (410) 698-1717 for a free case evaluation.

In What Ways Can Your Loved One be Abused in a Nursing Home?

When older adults cannot care for themselves, the only option left is to place them in a nursing home. We hope that they receive good care to live the rest of their lives optimally in these places, but unfortunately, sometimes it does not happen.

Nursing home management and staff could commit negligent actions such as:

  • Inattention: some elders have severe health conditions or constantly need much attention. If the nursing home staff does not take care of them, treat their wounds, or give them the right medicine in time, things could get worse for the health of the elderly.
  • Sexual abuse: unfortunately, there have been times when nursing homes hire people with very dark backgrounds. Sexual abuse in an elder is terrible and can include caresses on sexual organs, penetration, harassment, etc.
  • Emotional damage: when nursing home staff members humiliate, harass, threaten, or disrespect an elder, it can cause emotional harm, mental stress, fear, and distress, among other things.
  • Financial abuse: sometimes, a staff member can take advantage of a resident’s conditions to obtain money. This abuse can take many forms, including the illegal or unauthorized use of property, money, belongings, or monetary benefits.
  • Physical abuse: the use of brute force against an older person could have detrimental consequences for their health. If an elder is hit, kicked, burned, or pushed by a nursing home staff member, the outcome could be severe and even result in death.

A person should never be afraid to place a loved one in a nursing home. However, if you believe you have a professional malpractice case, a nursing home abuse and neglect attorney can help. At Brown & Barron, we are prepared to review the information in your case and explain your legal rights. You don’t have to go through these difficult times alone. 

Is Your Loved One Experiencing Nursing Home Abuse?

Professional negligence is often difficult to prove because you need to gather evidence from the nursing home and its staff. To collect all the information necessary to support your case, you will most likely need a nursing home abuse and neglect lawyer. However, you could also provide relevant details and help your lawyer by:

  • Talking to your loved one to get as many details as possible.
  • Checking your loved one’s injuries and taking pictures of them to use as evidence in your claim.
  • Talking to residents and their families to find out if they have experienced similar cases.
  • Taking photos of the nursing home if dangerous conditions exist for its residents.
  • Researching if the institution or staff have previous complaints.
  • Making a report to the police for abuse and neglect of your loved one.
  • Contacting a Bowie nursing home abuse and neglect attorney.

Sadly, some nursing home abuse and neglect cases go unsolved due to the lack of evidence and failure to act promptly. If you have slight suspicions that your loved one is being abused by nursing home staff, you need to start working as soon as possible to obtain information that supports your claim or lawsuit. You can also contact an attorney at the Law Offices of Brown & Barron for legal help.

Contact the Bowie Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect Lawyers at Brown & Barron Now

If you decide to work with one of our nursing home abuse and neglect attorneys, they will take care of your entire legal process while you focus on your loved one. Call now to schedule a free initial consultation and get started on your case.

Contact Brown & Barron online today to schedule a free case review with a with a nursing home abuse lawyer serving Bowie.

Signs That Your Loved one is Experiencing Neglect and Abuse in a Nursing Home

A case of nursing home neglect and abuse is not easy to detect, especially if your loved one is too scared to report what is happening to them. However, if you pay close attention, you can likely find some warning signs such as:

  • Bruises, hits, scratches, bleeding, injuries, or any other sign of violence on your loved one’s body
  • Fear of talking to you while a staff member is nearby
  • Lack of money in bank accounts
  • Malnutrition
  • Infections or health conditions that get worse
  • Changing mood
  • Little or no staff in the nursing home

Don’t wait any longer and file a claim if you notice any of the above signs or have any other evidence to suggest that your loved one is being abused in the nursing home. Acting quickly can help your loved one a lot and could even prevent a wrongful death.

Call (410) 698-1717 now to schedule a free initial consultation.

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