Baltimore Nursing Home Negligence Lawyer

Advocating for Elderly Clients and Their Families

The decision to enter a nursing home is difficult for the patient and for his or her family. If the consequences of that decision include injury, illness or death to an elderly loved one because of negligence and mistreatment, family members often experience even more intense feelings of guilt, shame and frustration. They often wonder whether they have any options.

At Schlachman, Belsky & Weiner, P.A., our experienced attorneys help the elderly and their families after negligence or misconduct in a nursing home has caused injury. We stand up for patients who have experienced mistreatment or even criminal attacks in nursing homes. We seek compensation for our clients for two reasons: so they obtain the resources for additional care options and so the nursing home will know that negligence and misconduct will not be tolerated.

Examples of Nursing Home Falls and Injuries

Our Maryland lawyers advocate for clients who experienced mistreatment and negligence that includes:

  • Malnutrition
  • Dehydration
  • Bed sores or decubitus ulcers
  • Infections
  • Falls
  • Physical and emotional abuse from staff and other patients
  • Sexual assault by staff and other patients
  • Medication errors

We investigate complaints of abuse and neglect such as these, consulting with experts in elder care, physicians, nutritionists and others. We determine whether the nursing home had licensing issues. We interview witnesses that include staff and other patients. We examine medical records. Our long-standing relationships with physicians and other providers allow us to identify quickly deviations from the accepted standard of care.

We also advocate for families whose loved ones died as a result of nursing home negligence. We file wrongful death claims, seeking compensation for the family. We also hold the nursing home accountable which will hopefully help avoid future similar instances of death from abuse or neglect.

For more information about our Baltimore City nursing home negligence attorneys, contact SBW Law today. Call 877-736-1845 toll free or complete our online form.