Baltimore Nursing Home Negligence Lawyers
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.
At LeViness, Tolzman & Hamilton, P.A., our Maryland nursing home negligence lawyers 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. Our lawyers speak to facility owners and managers to try to stop neglect and abuse. We will work with you to find a safe place for your loved one to live if his or her current facility is unsafe. We will also help you submit reports of abuse to Maryland’s Office of Health Care Quality, and fight to ensure that all responsible parties are held accountable for abusive or negligent actions. We do 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 because they are afraid they will face retribution. This means that if you have a loved one in a nursing home, you need to carefully 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
- Fecal or urine odors
- Loss of appetite
- Loss of hair
- Missing personal items
- Poor hygiene
- Physical or emotional withdrawal
- Sudden weight loss or weight gain
- Unusual financial transactions
Be suspicious 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 Baltimore Nursing Home Negligence Lawyers at LeViness, Tolzman & Hamilton for a Free Consultation if You Suspect Abuse or Neglect
LeViness, Tolzman & Hamilton, P.A. is dedicated to fighting for justice for victims of nursing home negligence or abuse. Contact our firm online, visit our office or call 800-547-4LAW (4529) to get in touch 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 to assist victims of nursing home negligence and abuse.
Our offices are conveniently located in Baltimore, Columbia, Glen Burnie and Towson, and we represent nursing home negligence victims and their families throughout Maryland, including those in Anne Arundel County, Carroll County, Harford County, Howard County, Montgomery County, Maryland’s Western Counties, Southern Maryland and the Eastern Shore, as well as the communities of Catonsville, Essex, Halethorpe, Middle River, Rosedale, Gwynn Oak, Brooklandville, Dundalk, Pikesville, Parkville, Nottingham, Windsor Mill, Lutherville, Timonium, Sparrows Point, Ridgewood and Elkridge.