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Taking action when you suspect nursing home neglect

On Behalf of | Jul 28, 2020 | Nursing Home Negligence |

When Maryland residents have elderly relatives who need the best of care, they oftentimes place their trust in nursing homes and, specifically, the staff members who work at those facilities. Most people do painstaking research to determine which nursing home will be best for their loved ones. When their trust is betrayed in an incident or ongoing incidents of nursing home neglect, they will be hurt and looking for answers.

One answer might be to take legal action. No matter what, there should never be an acceptable excuse for nursing home neglect. When your elderly relative suffers unexplained bedsores, looks malnourished or even has bruises or other wounds that occur suddenly and unexpectedly, taking action may, in fact, be the only option to address such conduct or neglect.

Some people may not know the signs of nursing home neglect. Others may think that what they are seeing is a natural result of an elderly person living in a home where they might need constant medical attention or help with day-to-day tasks. But, when suspicions arise, it may be time to get more information about your options.

At our law firm, we work with Maryland residents who believe they may have a valid nursing home neglect claim. In some cases, taking action can be the most direct way to hold a facility accountable, and neglectful employees at the facility in particular. For more information about how we work to help Maryland residents who find themselves dealing with these situations, please visit the nursing home neglect overview section of our law firm’s website.

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