We are supposed to live out our final years in comfort and dignity. But sadly, many nursing home residents are subjected to neglect or outright abuse at a time when they are most vulnerable.
The victims of nursing home negligence and abuse are entitled to claim compensation for their injuries and suffering. At the Law Offices of Scott Alan Morrison, P.A., we work to obtain compensation and justice for injured victims of nursing home negligence and abuse.
We are knowledgeable, experienced and determined to obtain results in these cases. Contact a Maryland nursing home injury attorney at our firm for a free consultation and case evaluation.
You Must Take Action to Protect Your Loved Ones
A number of serious injuries can occur in nursing homes and other long-term care facilities, including:
- Bedsores (sometimes known as "pressure sores" or "decubitus ulcers")
- Broken bones from falls
- Dehydration and malnutrition
- Injuries from physical or sexual assaults by staff or other residents
Many nursing home residents are not fully aware of what is happening to them. Dementia and Alzheimer's may affect their ability to understand the situation or effectively communicate their injuries. Other seniors may be afraid to speak up if they are suffering at the hands of staff.
If your loved one has been the victim of abuse or negligence or has suffered unexplained injuries in a nursing home, you must take action. Some steps you can take include making unscheduled visits to the facility, talking frankly with your loved one about the treatment he or she is receiving and demanding action from the facility's management and staff members.
A Thorough and Comprehensive Investigation
If you believe that an elderly or special needs family member has been hurt by neglect or abuse in a nursing home or assisted living facility, we can immediately begin an investigation of your case. Our Maryland elder law attorneys will thoroughly investigate the circumstances of your loved one's injuries. In this effort, there are a number of tools at our disposal. We will review nursing home records, interview witnesses and investigate past patterns of abuse or neglect at the facility.
Even if your loved one has passed away as a result of the injuries or natural causes, we may still be able to succeed in your case. We will work to build a strong and persuasive case that obtains compensation and justice for your loved one's suffering.
Free Consultation With a Frederick Elder Law Attorney
For more information and a free consultation with a Frederick elder law lawyer at the Law Offices of Scott Alan Morrison, P.A., call us at 301-694-6262 or contact us online.
We have offices in Frederick and Hagerstown, Maryland, to serve you. Evening, weekend and off-site appointments are available upon request.