NURSING HOME NEGLECT AND ABUSE LAWYERS
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WHAT IS NURSING HOME ABUSE AND NEGLECT?
Many people are
confused about what is Nursing Home Abuse and Nursing Home Neglect. Our Maryland
Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect Lawyers understand the difference and how to protect
your love ones. When they can not protect themselves some one must step in to assist.
Neglect in Maryland is defined generally as the negligent failure of any person
having the care or custody of an elder or a dependent adult to exercise that degree
of care, which a reasonable person in a similar position would exercise.
Neglect includes, but is not limited to:
- Failure to assist in personal hygiene, or in the provision of food, clothing, or
- Failure to provide medical care for physical and mental health needs
- Failure to protect from health and safety hazards
- Failure to prevent malnutrition
- Failure to prevent dehydration
- Failure to provide the necessities of daily living
- Failure to prevent bed sores
- Failure to provide sanitary conditions
- Failure to prevent infections
Abuse includes, but is not limited to:
Assault and Battery:
Assault is the unlawful threatening or touching on patients at nursing homes
and can occur from nursing home personnel or from other residents at the facility. Many
of these go ignored or unreported.
Sexual Assault and Battery:
Sexual Battery like general assault, is believed to be far more prevalent than the
number of reported cases. These cases happen more times then we care to think or
acknowledge. Many go unreported and because of the mental or physical state of the
parties are rarely prosecuted.
Unreasonable Physical Constraint:
This may include physical restraint’s used in nursing homes include arm and
leg straps, hand mitts, and wheelchair safety bars.
Unreasonable Chemical Restraint:
This can include the unnecessary administration of drugs. This may also
include medical malpractice if prescribed by a physician.
Prolonged Deprivation of Food and Water:
The failure to feed and provide water and/or provide the proper nutrition of the
Withholding Needed Medication:
Failure of the nursing home to administer medication whether prescribed or over
the counter medications.
Seclusion to Room or Fixed Location:
This occurs then they have physically and mentally isolated a patient without valid
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YOU SHOULD REMEMBER THE INFORMATION THAT YOU READ HERE IS GENERAL IN NATURE AND
NOT MEANT TO BE A SUBSTITUTE FOR SPECIFIC LEGAL ADVICE FROM AN ATTORNEY.
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