Elkton, Maryland Nursing Home Injuries Attorney
Nursing homes are licensed and inspected by the state in order to ensure that they are complying with all health and safety regulations. Despite these stringent measures, however, nursing home residents frequently suffer from bed sores, malnutrition or dehydration. In these unfortunate situations, the injuries are often the attributable to neglect if not outright abuse.
At the Law Office of Michael J. Onifer, III, P.A., our office works with medical experts and investigators in exposing negligence and abuse on the part of nursing homes. We take photos of injuries, gather health records, review staffing reports, examine inspection reports and conduct thorough background checks on nursing home employees. We can expose understaffing, violations of regulations and other illegal behavior that nursing homes either ignore or facilitate.
If you're loved one has suffered abuse or neglect in a nursing home, contact nursing home injuries attorney Michael J. Onifer today to schedule an appointment to discuss your case.
Signs of Neglect and Abuse in Nursing Homes
While not exhaustive, the following are often signs or symptoms of abuse or neglect in a nursing home setting:
- Bed sores
- Ligature marks
- Unexplained bruising
- Unattended wanderings
- Broken bones
- Emotional withdrawal
- Missing personal items
What to Do if You Suspect Nursing Home Neglect or Elder Abuse
If you suspect your loved one may have been abused, contact the authorities and an attorney as soon as possible. At the same time, take photos of any injuries or signs of restraint that could later prove useful at trial. It's also very important to remember the names of attending staff and document any missing personal items.
Once our office gets involved, we can notify the appropriate state authorities in order to request information on inspections and report health and safety violations. As your attorney, Mr. Onifer will notify the nursing home and demand all records and documents be preserved.
Contact Nursing Home Injuries Attorney Michael J. Onifer Today
Most nursing homes will not admit that they provided negligent care for one of their patients. In fact, it's not uncommon for some nursing homes to hide understaffing and abuse. If your family member has been injured due to negligence and incompetence on the part of a nursing home, contact nursing home injuries lawyer Michael J. Onifer today for dedicated and aggressive elder law representation.