Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect Lawyers Serving Maryland, DC and Virginia
What To Do If You Or A Loved One Suffered Injury As The Result of Nursing Home Abuse or Neglect
As the elderly grow in numbers, so has the nursing home population. A potential side effect of this growth is an increased incidence of nursing home negligence and nursing home abuse.
Governmental agencies such as the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services help oversee the care and services provided by nursing homes. Both federal and state governments have established uniform standards for nursing homes and enforce the protection and safety of patients.
Unfortunately, despite the supervision of these governmental agencies, over one million nursing home residents are abused in some manner each year. Such actions can include negligence or active abuse.
You May Have A Right To Damages...
Whether the abuse consists of recurrent negligence or a single incident which causes injury, the victim may have a right to damages. Sometimes, the nursing home in question can lose its certification for failing to comply with the expected standards of care, which may also lead to a loss of federal funding.
Nursing home abuse can include physical damage from, physical or mental abuse, sexual assault, malnutrition or dehydration, bed sores, gangrene, aspiration pneumonia, over-sedation, or wrong medication. Just as damaging but more subtle, are lack of supervision, theft, abandonment, or coercion. Nursing home abuse can lead to injury or death of the patient.
What To Do First...
If you or a loved one has suffered an injury due to nursing home abuse, neglect malpractice, call our nursing home abuse Lawyer at Greenberg & Bederman at 301-589-2200 or toll free 800-800-1144, or complete our online form below for a free legal consultation.
The initial consultation is free of charge, and if we agree to handle your nursing home case, we will work on a contingency fee basis, which means we get paid for our services only if there is a monetary recovery of funds. A lawsuit must be filed before an applicable expiration date, known as a statute of limitations so please call right away to ensure that you do not waive your right to possible compensation.
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