Maryland and Washington D.C. Nursing Home Negligence Attorneys Work Hard to Protect Your Loved Ones An experienced lawyer can fight on behalf of someone you love in Washington D.C., Baltimore, and across Maryland
When you place your loved one in a nursing home, the nursing home automatically assumes responsibility for his or her medical care and physical and emotional well-being. They are voluntarily signing up for addressing all medical needs of their patients. Sadly, budget cuts have made it so that too many nursing homes are skimping on these responsibilities. The result has been an increase in injuries, illnesses and deaths that are direct results of negligence on the part of nursing home staff.
If your loved one has suffered an injury or wrongful death due to negligence, contact a me contact a medical malpractice attorney at Schochor and Staton, P.A.. Our talented team of compassionate attorneys take on cases in Washington D.C., Baltimore, and throughout Maryland.
Understanding the difference between neglect and abuse
Nursing home abuse has been more and more in the public eye lately. While devastating and appalling, nursing home abuse differs slightly from neglect. Abuse is an intentional act of maliciousness on the part of the nursing home staff. Negligence is a failure to act on the behalf of the patience. In a nutshell, abuse is excessive or inappropriate action while negligence is inaction. Nursing home abuse can include improper use of restraints, acts of physical violence, improper care in handling patients and more.
When in doubt, consult an attorney in Washington D.C. or Baltimore who has vast understanding of the law.