Is it Possible to Sue a Baltimore Long-Term Care Nursing Facility for Physical or Emotional Injury to a Patient?
Yes. If you or a loved one has experienced possible physical or emotional abuse or neglect while under the care of a Maryland nursing home facility and other elder care operation, you may have grounds to file a lawsuit against one ore more parties. The factors leading up to a nursing home lawsuit, such as the specific type of injury and circumstances surrounding it, must always be reviewed by a competent legal expert.
For instance, medically-related injuries or pharmaceutical errors at elder care facilities will usually be addressed following the state’s malpractice rules, just as with any case against a doctor, hospital or other healthcare provider who fails to follow through in their legal responsibility toward a patient. Similarly, the facts pertaining to elder abuse or neglect cases must also be reviewed, although these kinds of cases will more likely be governed by the Maryland legal statutes that cover nursing home operations and resident care.
When it comes to personal injury suits, it should be reminded that nursing homes in Baltimore, Frederick, Annapolis or any other Maryland city simply cannot be held liable for every single accident or injury to one of its residents even though the injury has occurred on the premises of that facility. These elder care operations tend to the daily needs of sometimes hundreds of patients or residents, and injuries sustained in the course of daily life, even in a dedicated nursing facility, are not always actionable under Maryland legal statutes governing eldercare facilities.
Abuse, on the other hand, can frequently be the result of a much more deliberate and possibly malicious act by one or more parties. In such instances, there is always a potential to bring a personal injury claim against those responsible. So long as it can be proven that a Maryland nursing home did harm, or by inaction failed to prevent some kind of harm, to you or a loved one, there should be grounds for a lawsuit.
The seasoned nursing home abuse attorneys at Lebowitz & Mzhen, LLC, are trained to recognize signs of elder abuse, nursing home neglect and other types of professional malfeasance as they pertain to residents of Maryland and Washington, D.C., nursing facilities. If you suspect abuse has occurred, we highly recommend that you contact a qualified Maryland elder care neglect lawyer for additional information and guidance. Our law offices provide a free, no-obligation initial consultation to victims and their families.