While people are living longer, a rise in age-related illnesses such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease has placed an increasing burden on family care-givers. Many of us turn to nursing homes to provide our parents a caring environment and a professional staff to give them the extra attention they need. Unfortunately, many seniors experience neglect and abuse in nursing homes, leading to serious injury and wrongful death. If this happens, please contact a Baltimore Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer immediately.
Bed Sores – Dehydration – Medication Errors – Abuse
If your loved one has died or been abused or neglected in a nursing home, our attorneys offer a free initial consultation to help you understand your right of recovery. Not all injuries and nursing home deaths are caused by negligence. However, if the facts merit it, we will have medical and nursing home records evaluated by experts and interview witnesses to determine if negligence played a role in your loved one’s loss or injury.
Understaffed Nursing Home Accidents, Complaints and Abuse
A significant number of accidents and injuries are caused by chronic under staffing in nursing homes. Many residents do not see a doctor regularly. Instead, they may see a nurse who is responsible for multiple patients, many with serious medical needs. In one of our cases, our client fell out of bed and broke her leg. While nurses helped the woman back into her bed, nobody called a doctor, despite her complaints about the pain she was feeling. The woman spent two days in bed with a broken leg before a doctor finally saw her and admitted her to the hospital. We obtained a substantial recovery for the woman’s pain and suffering.
Our Lawyers Handle all Types of Injuries Caused by Nursing Home Negligence, Including:
- Bed sores
- Injuries suffered in falls where some sort of fall protection should have been provided
- Malnourishment and dehydration
- Medication errors
- Lack of monitoring for oxygenation in patients with pulmonary problems
Contact a Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer in Delaware and Maryland
Free consultation: If your family member has suffered an injury in a nursing home, we invite you to contact our attorneys in Wilmington, Delaware for a free initial consultation. You may also call our office directly at (302) 995-6210.