Nursing Home Abuse

When families can no longer provide the medical care needed for an elderly loved one, they are often faced with the difficult decision of sending them to a nursing home facility where they will receive 24-hour care. The staff at a nursing home can closely monitor the residents’ health and provide the skilled and compassionate » Read More

Bedsores and Ulcers Signs of Neglect

Sending an elderly relative to a nursing home can be a difficult and emotional decision, both for the patient and the family members. Ideally, the nursing home facility that you have chosen will have a skilled and compassionate staff that will provide a safe and nurturing environment for your loved one. There are some facilities, » Read More

Antipsychotic Drugs Overprescribed in Nursing Homes

Nursing home residents tend to be elderly patients who can no longer be taken care of at home. Oftentimes, they suffer from dementia, Alzheimer’s disease, and other health conditions that can cause them to become confused, agitated, and even physically aggressive. To suppress these behaviors, they are often given antipsychotic medications, even if they do » Read More

Baltimore Medical Malpractice Lawyers: Reducing Violence in Hospitals

Doctors, nurses, orderlies, and other healthcare professionals dedicate themselves every day to providing quality, compassionate care to hospital patients and their families. Unfortunately, there has been an increase in violent behavior directed at hospital staff over the past two years. This violent behavior can affect the level of care a patient receives and can also » Read More

Baltimore Medical Malpractice Lawyers: Medication Errors in Nursing Homes

Medication errors are a common and serious problem throughout the United States healthcare system. Inadequate training, complex or undefined procedures and poor communication between doctors and nurses can increase the chances of a medication mistake that results in an adverse drug event. Residents of nursing homes and other assisted living facilities are particularly vulnerable to » Read More

Baltimore Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers: Alzheimer’s and Nursing Home Abuse

Elder abuse is one of the most prevalent, yet unrecognized, public health issues in the United States. It is estimated that between two to five million elderly Americans are victims of some form of abuse each year. Research indicates that residents of nursing homes and assisting living facilities who are suffering from Alzheimer’s or any » Read More

Baltimore Nursing Home Neglect Lawyers: $30 Million Lawsuit Against Nursing Home

The family of a woman who died in August of 2014 is suing a Catonsville nursing home alleging medical negligence and severe neglect caused the death of their loved one. Video footage shot by the deceased’s daughter-in-law shows the woman wailing in pain for more than an hour while nursing home staff ignored her cries » Read More

Baltimore Malpractice Lawyers: Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect a Concern for Patients and Families

While many nursing homes provide excellent care for the elderly, injuries resulting from nursing home neglect or abuse have become a growing concern for families.