Baltimore Nursing Home Negligence Lawyer
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Finding a nursing home for your loved one is never an easy decision. We expect the best care for our most cherished family members and will accept nothing less.
That's what often makes instances of nursing home neglect so devastating. Our elderly friends or family have been placed in the care of others, and when quality care is not given, the health of our loved ones is jeopardized.
Nursing home abuse occurs for a variety of reasons. In some cases, staff may be undertrained or underpaid, or they may simply lack the knowledge to provide the exceptional care their facility promises to its residents. Other times, the abuse is clear and malicious. Whether as a result of physical trauma, such as hitting or rape, or as a result of neglect, such as poor nutrition and dehydration, nursing home abuse does unfortunately occur.
If you suspect that your family member or loved one is subject to nursing home abuse or neglect, it is important to act immediately. We urge you to get in touch with a Baltimore nursing home negligence lawyer from our firm.
What Types of Nursing Home Abuse or Neglect Are Most Common?
Nursing home abuse may involve:
- Bed sores
- Improper medication, including overprescribing or underprescribing
- Sexual abuse
- Wrongful death
What Symptoms Should I Look For?
Symptoms of nursing home abuse may not be openly visible or easily discernible. Even directly asking a loved one if anything unusual is going on may not give you a clear picture. Whether or not they recognize a bad situation, nursing home patients may be reluctant to disclose information about abuse.
Still, physical and emotional signs of trouble may be possible to spot. In some cases, an elderly individual may suffer from:
- Bruising or bleeding
- Changes in behavior
- Cuts or other open wounds
- Frequent falls resulting in fractures or head injuries
- Isolation or other efforts to be alone
- Hair loss
- Sudden weight loss
- Bed sores
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Murphy, Falcon & Murphy has over 70 years of experience advocating for the rights of nursing home residents and other injured individuals. Call us today at 410.983.6266 to arrange a free consultation over the phone with a Baltimore personal injury lawyer from our office.
Resources for Nursing Home Abuse Residents
If you would like additional information about nursing home abuse or negligence, visit the following websites for information: