Nursing Home Injury
Injury Attorney in Salisbury, MD
Protect your elderly loved ones from further abuse and neglect by creating
a nursing home injury lawsuit the moment you suspect they are being harmed
in their nursing home. Our Salisbury personal injury lawyer from William
R. Hall, P.A. has 20+ years of legal experience helping people in situations
just like yours. If you want a team you can trust to back your claim,
you should call
410.205.1684 today and ask about setting up a
Forms of Injuries at Nursing Homes
The elderly require constant attention and care in order to maintain a
healthy, happy lifestyle. The whole purpose of a nursing home is providing
just that to them and in a comfortable setting. It is unacceptable when
nursing homes and assisted living facilities allow their standards to
slip and innocent elders staying there get hurt.
The most common sources of nursing home injuries, in no particular order, are:
Physical or sexual abuse: Orderlies with mental instability, criminal histories, or violent tendencies
may intentionally harm elders under their care. Others may
sexually abuse elders and intimidate them into silence. Both a civil and a criminal case
must be filed against such offenders.
Slips and falls: One of the leading causes of elderly injury and death, inside and outside
of nursing homes, is complications caused by slipping and falling. Nursing
homes must have adequate lighting, railing, and other precautions to prevent
Malnutrition: As an elder ages, they require more specialized nutrition and hydration
to stay healthy. Malnutrition is a common form of neglect in nursing homes,
especially when the staff does not recognize or respect the need to change
an elder’s meal schedule.
Bedsores (general neglect): To spot general neglect in a nursing home, you may not need to look any
further than an elder’s bedsores. Some orderlies may claim that
bedsores are unavoidable but this is not true. Encouraging daily physical
activity and changing bedding often can completely eliminate the development
Dangerous medication: Incorrect dosages of the right medicine, or any dose of the wrong medicine,
can lead to serious health complications, especially in the elderly. Overworked
nursing home staff may mix up prescriptions and patients, leading to preventable injuries.
Respected Counsel for Your Most Important Cases
Our Salisbury nursing home injury attorney is dedicated to upholding your
best interests and protecting the wellbeing of your elderly loved ones.
We understand how much is actually on the line when a nursing home abuse
case is brought to us, and we prepare to go the extra mile and beyond
to help our clients. Let us show you just how much we truly care about
your case by
contacting us today and scheduling your
complimentary case review.