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Home Abuse Injuries
Frequently Asked Questions
Maryland, Virginia, & Washington, DC
- What is a nursing home abuse injury?
- Who can bring a nursing home abuse injury claim?
- What are the signs of a nursing home abuse injury?
- When should I contact a lawyer?
What is a nursing home abuse injury?
A nursing home abuse injury is when a resident of a nursing home suffers an injury or death caused by the people working in the nursing home. These injuries can take the form of physical beatings and abuse or neglect or substandard care that causes serious injury or death.
Who can bring a nursing home abuse injury claim?
Generally, the person who suffered the injury must bring the claim. But often in nursing home abuse cases, that injured person is incapable of bringing a claim due to illness, injury, or death. In that case, a family member must step forward to bring the claim on their behalf.
What are the signs of a nursing home abuse injury?
Some signs are obvious, such as severe injury or death; other signs are not so obvious. Family members should always listen closely to their relative living in a nursing home for any complaints of abuse or wrong doing by nursing home staff. Relatives should also inspect their loved one's surroundings for signs of improper restraints, poor hygiene, lack of toileting, repeated falls, over-medication, pressure sores, malnutrition, dehydration and even over-billing of nursing home charges.
When should I contact a lawyer?
Do not wait. Evidence can easily be covered up and disappear in nursing home abuse cases. You should consult with our personal injury lawyers here at Chaikin & Sherman, P.C. immediately to discuss your claim. We are here to help you twenty-four hours a day, seven days per week. You can email us or call our office at 202-659-8600 or 800-229-8384 at any time to obtain the name and phone number of the lawyer on call.