Nursing Home Abuse Attorneys

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Making the decision to entrust the care of a loved one to an assisted living or nursing home facility is a difficult and emotional experience.  This choice is often made with the best intentions for your family member in mind.  The hope is that these facilities will provide appropriate medical care, social engagement and assistance with daily tasks. When they don’t, it may be necessary to enlist the services of experienced nursing home abuse attorneys that can help ensure your loved ones get justice for the treatment provided by their caregivers.

Sadly, as the cost of healthcare becomes more expensive there are cuts in budget, substandard staffing, and overcrowding that can lead to errors in the care provided and result in the abuse and neglect of those under the facilities supervision.

Our nursing home abuse attorneys proudly service the following areas:

Baltimore City County, Prince Georges County, Montgomery County, Baltimore County, Charles County, Calvert County as well as cases throughout the state of Maryland.

  • What You Need To Know
  • Signs of Abuse
  • How We Can Help

As defined by the federal government in  42 CFR § 488.301 abuse is “the willful infliction of injury, unreasonable confinement, intimidation, or punishment with resulting physical harm, pain or mental anguish.” Under this definition, nursing home abuse can encompass anything pertaining to mental, emotional, physical or sexual abuse.

It’s important to understand that abuse differs from neglect.  Abuse implies that intent and direct action were taken to harm your family member. Neglect however, is the results of inaction or indifference that results in harm to your loved one.

In Maryland, nursing homes are monitored by the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.

Nursing homes must abide by strict regulations that are laid out in the Code of Maryland Regulations (COMAR). The most noteworthy stipulation states that there be a set of policies and procedures in place that will prevent abuse and neglect of facility residents. A failure to have these policies in place or to abide by them is grounds for a lawsuit against the facility.

The signs of such abuse and negligence can be subtle. If you or someone you love is in a nursing home or assisted living facility and has suffered unexplained injuries, bed sores, or frequent falls, please contact us for a free consultation today.

If you suspect abuse:

  • Speak with the supervisor or home manager about the signs and request immediate action to resolve the signs.
  • Contact the Office of Health and Care Quality to report your concerns.
  • If signs of neglect and abuse remain evident, promptly contact the nursing home abuse attorneys at Hirsch & Cosca to advise you on proper next steps.
  • Gather as many documents as you can that could be pertinent to your claim, such as medical records, letters, e-mails, photos, or autopsy reports (if applicable).
  • Decubitus ulcers (bed sores) or gangrene
  • Sepsis
  • Poor hygiene and unsanitary conditions
  • Malnutrition or dehydration
  • Broken bones (commonly in places such as the hips and limbs)
  • Burns
  • Emotional abuse (insults, threats, or isolation)
  • Sexual abuse
  • Over or under medicated
  • Death

At Hirsch & Cosca, we make it our mission to ensure your family members are safe. Our attorney’s will investigate your case and will work tirelessly to uncover the cause of your loved one’s injuries and support your family during the subsequent legal process.

If you are worried that a loved one or elderly friend who is staying at a nursing home in Maryland or the Washington D.C. area is suffering from nursing home neglect or nursing home abuse it is likely that other residents are also experiencing that same abuse or neglect.

Don’t let a your relative or friend continue to suffer, speak with one of our experienced nursing home abuse attorneys who can advise on the proper legal recourse.

We know their rights and we will fight for them.

Call our Maryland Nursing Home Abuse attorneys today for a free consultation.

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