Abuse from Nursing Home Staff in Maryland
Let Our Baltimore Nursing Home Abuse Attorneys Protect Your Loved One
Nursing home staff members are required to provide high-quality care to residents. However, there are many cases where these individuals intentionally abuse or neglect residents, resulting in serious injuries and emotional distress.
If your loved one has been abused by nursing home staff, our Baltimore nursing home abuse lawyers at Brown & Barron, LLC can help you recover financial compensation on behalf of your family member. Not only do we want to seek justice for your loved one, but we also want to ensure that this type of abuse and negligence doesn’t happen anymore to anyone.
Causes of Nursing Home Abuse
Not all nursing homes offer the same standard of care. While some have the resources to properly care for their residents, others lack adequate care and oversight.
For example, nursing home understaffing is considered one of the most common factors in nursing home abuse and neglect. Overwhelmed staff members are more likely to take their anger out and abuse their patients. The lack of staff can lead to neglect.
Common types of abuse experienced by nursing home residents include:
- Physical abuse
- Emotional abuse
- Verbal abuse
- Sexual abuse
- Financial exploitation
Unfortunately, residents are reluctant to report incidents of nursing home abuse, most likely because they are afraid staff members may retaliate and cause more harm. It is up to family members and friends to see the signs and take action to protect their loved one.
Ready to Fight for the Compensation & Justice Your Loved One Deserves
If you believe your family member has been abused, it is wise to remove him/her from the nursing home immediately. Next, file a report with the local authorities. Brown & Barron, LLC has the experience and resources to help you file a legal claim against the nursing home and abusive staff.
For more information about our legal services in Maryland, contact us and schedule a free consultation today.