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 shelter
Failure to provide medical care for physical
and mental health needs
Failure to protect from health and safety
Failure to prevent malnutrition
Failure to prevent dehydration
Failure to provide the necessities of daily
Failure to prevent bed sores
Failure to provide sanitary conditions
Failure to prevent infections
Abuse includes, but is not limited to:
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.
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.
This may include
physical restraintís used in nursing homes
include arm and leg straps, hand mitts, and
wheelchair safety bars. A useful link
to understanding rights involved with
nursing homes can be found at
Nursing Home Reform
This can include the unnecessary
administration of drugs. This may also
include medical malpractice if prescribed by
Deprivation of Food and Water:
The failure to feed and provide water and/or
provide the proper nutrition of the patient.
Failure of the nursing home to administer
medication whether prescribed or over the
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.