Baltimore Medical Malpractice Lawyers

Nursing Home Negligence and Abuse Lawyers in Baltimore

Advocates protecting the well-being of elderly individuals

We trust nursing homes to provide care for our elderly or infirm relatives when they are no longer able to live on their own. While the majority of nursing homes and their employees act in accordance with the law, some abuse their positions of power or simply fail to perform their duties to the detriment of residents. You have the right to file a lawsuit against a nursing home or its staff if you believe your loved one has been harmed in a nursing home.

Our services

At LeViness, Tolzman & Hamilton, P.A., our Baltimore malpractice attorneys are advocates for the rights of nursing home residents. We have more than 100 years of combined experience handling malpractice lawsuits in Baltimore and throughout Maryland. We speak to facility owners and managers to try to stop abuse, work with you to find a safe place for your loved one to live if their facility is unsafe, help submit reports of abuse with Maryland’s Office of Health Care Quality, and hold responsible parties accountable for their abusive or negligent actions. Our team does everything possible to ensure your loved one is appropriately compensated for his or her physical and emotional pain and suffering.

Signs of nursing home negligence

Nursing home abuse can negatively impact a resident physically, emotionally, psychologically and financially. Unfortunately, many elderly individuals do not speak out when they have been abused for fear of retribution. This means that if you have a loved one in a nursing home, you need to keep a careful watch for signs of abuse or neglect.

Some of the most common signs of mistreatment in nursing homes include:

  • Bed sores
  • Broken bones
  • Bruises or cuts
  • Dehydration
  • Fecal or urine odors
  • Listlessness
  • Loss of appetite
  • Loss of hair
  • Missing personal items
  • Physical or emotional withdrawal
  • Poor hygiene
  • Sudden weight loss or weight gain
  • Unusual financial transactions

 

You should also be wary if staff members refuse to let you see your loved one, or if you are not allowed to be alone with him or her.

Contact the  Maryland Nursing Home Abuse or Neglect Lawyers at LeViness, Tolzman & Hamilton Regarding Your Claim

LeViness, Tolzman & Hamilton, P.A. is dedicated to protecting your rights if you or a loved one has been severely injured due to nursing home negligence or abuse. Contact our firm online, come into our office or call us at 800-547-4LAW (4529) to work with a highly qualified team of medical malpractice lawyers in Maryland. We keep flexible office hours and are available by phone 24-hours a day for emergencies.