Our Grandfather has Suffered Ongoing Neglect at his Maryland Nursing Facility. Should we be Concerned About Getting Him Involved in a Drawn-Out Court Case to Fight this Abuse?
No, not typically. It’s well known in the Maryland legal community that while lawsuits against nursing homes are quite common, those legal claims that are filed against eldercare facilities are more than likely to be settled out of court. So, although it is quite understandable for a family to worry about an extended court battle over the physical and emotional injuries sustained by an aging parent or grandparent, we believe any fears that a loved one will become part of a long and arduous legal fight are generally unfounded. For the most part, the chances of going to trial in a nursing home abuse or neglect case can be quite low in Maryland.
Furthermore, unlike other kinds of civil lawsuits, which include medical malpractice claims against hospitals and physicians, those lodged against nursing home and elder care facilities typically have a relatively high rate of success. And, more to the specific question above, many of the legal claims against nursing facilities are often settled quickly — often before an actual court hearing takes place.
At Lebowitz & Mzhen, LLC, we understand the deep concern that families have for their aging relatives, especially those parents and grandparents who cannot manage on their own and who rely on the kindness and professionalism of nursing home staff for their comfort and well-being. When that care becomes a case of constant neglect or abuse, our Maryland elder care lawyers are ready, willing and able to assist victims recover damages under the laws of this state.
Please feel free to contact our law offices to arrange a free, no-obligation initial consultation. At the very least, you owe it to yourself and your loved one to understand their rights under Maryland law so that they can make smart and informed decisions.