Nursing Home Abuse
When you place a loved one in an assisted living or long-term care facility, you trust that he or she is in good hands. Unfortunately, not all of these facilities provide the standard of good medical care that your loved one deserves.
Nursing home abuse and negligence is often unseen and unreported, but it comes in many forms:
- Theft of personal property
- Sexual assault
- Verbal and physical abuse
Most of the time, elderly residents are hesitant to report this abuse, but family members may notice warning signs such as poor medical care, failure to provide necessary care, an unclean living environment, missing items, or unexplained injuries, such as bone breaks or bruising.
Help for Victims of Maryland Nursing Home Abuse
Although this is most likely an emotionally charged experience for you and your loved one, it’s important that you document his or her injuries and seek legal counsel as soon as possible. If you suspect that a loved one has been injured as a result of abuse or neglect in a Maryland nursing home, contact us for a consultation. We can review the details of your claim and help you determine if you have a case.