Filing a Lawsuit Against a Glen Burnie Nursing Home? Our Maryland Attorneys Can Help
If your loved one has been considering potential retirement locations, it’s almost certain that Maryland at least crossed their mind. The historic charm of the area, fair weather, and huge variety of activities for both the active and the more relaxed adventurers means that the area—and especially Glen Burnie—is bustling with older folks. Because Glen Burnie is more popular than ever as a retirement location, nursing homes have sprung up in droves over the last few years.
You may be surprised to discover, then, that despite the swelling presence of nursing homes in the area, most struggle to provide adequate care to residents in Glen Burnie. This leads to abuse and neglect, which can cause pain, suffering, and even death. Even nursing homes with favorable reviews or passing marks on their government mandated inspections are not free from scrutiny when it comes to the proper care of your loved one.
If you suspect that your loved one or family member has been a victim of neglect or abuse while living as a resident of a Glen Burnie nursing home, give Senior Justice Law Firm a call at 888-375-9998.
We are nursing home abuse attorneys in the Glen Burnie area who specialize in taking on abusive and negligent nursing homes. Our mission is to fight for justice for your family while holding nursing homes accountable for the abuse and neglect they are responsible for.
Glen Burnie Nursing Homes Struggle with Care
Glen Burnie is popular for a number of reasons, including its appealing location and pleasant weather. For those seeking an adventure on foot, few places are as appealing and relaxing as the National Aquarium, which is home not just to fish but a wide variety of reptiles and marine mammals as well. The Farmers’ Market and Bazaar are just a short distance away, and thanks to the city’s proximity to Baltimore, the number of things to do only skyrocket if you’re willing to make a short drive.
Those looking for a more relaxed environment can enjoy the area’s abundant nature trails or simply relax indoors. The sheer number of nursing homes in the area means that you will have plenty to do near home no matter where in Glen Burnie you choose to live.
In fact, Glen Burnie and nearby areas contain nearly 100 nursing homes, so your loved one will have no shortage of options to choose from in this homey corner of Maryland. Unfortunately, a large number of these facilities struggle to pass state inspections, coming in at Much Below Average.
Signs of Abusive Nursing Homes
In Glen Burnie, the majority of nursing homes struggle to maintain an adequate level of care for their residents. The government mandates that nursing homes undergo an unannounced inspection at least once per year, and a large percentage of the facilities in Glen Burnie manage only the bare minimum 1 out of 5 rating. One primary reason is their lack of adequate staffing, which stems from nursing homes running as for-profit businesses.
When money is the priority, a nursing home will try to fit as many beds as possible and fill all of them as often as they are able to. As a result, staff members are tasked with caring for far more patients than they reasonably can; while the best care is achieved when staff are responsible for three to four patients each, most nursing homes will have workers attend to upwards of 30 residents.
If you suspect that your loved one has suffered abuse, neglect, or even death at a nursing home due to the facility’s lack of adequate care, it is important that you collect as much evidence as possible and then speak to an attorney. The signs of nursing home abuse are not always crystal clear, but some indicators that you should look out for include:
- Bedsores – When considering evidence of neglect in nursing homes, no signs are more obvious than bedsores. A classic indicator of understaffing, bed sores have no medical cause aside from neglect. When there are not enough staff to care for patients, residents often lie in the same position for hours or even days without moving. This causes pressure to build up on areas in contact with the bed, and over time, this pressure degrades the skin and causes lesions.
These lesions, which appear like ulcers, are called bed sores, and they can be easily avoided by having staff help patients to reposition every few hours. Once bed sores develop, they can become very dangerous very quickly, since they can progress all the way down to the bone. These open wounds are a hotbed for MRSA and sepsis, as well as infections that can ultimately be fatal.
- Falls– If you noticed that your family member is suffering from unexplained injuries, one of the most likely culprits is negligence in the form of falls. Nursing homes are responsible for mitigating fall risk wherever possible; this means removing trip hazards, using beds that are difficult to roll out of, and keeping floors dry and free of slippery substances. It also means assessing each resident for their own individual fall risk and acting accordingly. When a resident falls because a nursing home did not adequately protect them, it can result in broken bones and brain bleeds (called subdural hematomas) that can be fatal, either immediately or over time as a result of the resident’s struggle to heal from the injury.
- Malnutrition/dehydration – You may not realize it, but choking or things going down “the wrong pipe” (aspiration pneumonia) are some of the most dangerous situations your loved one can find themselves in. We tend to overlook simple matters like eating and drinking, but the reality is that mobility issues and confusion can make food and drink consumption risky for the elderly, and they often need staff assistance.
When staff are too busy to properly supervise residents during mealtimes, they may struggle to feed themselves safely. Similarly, those with mobility issues may struggle to eat or drink at all if they cannot grip or lift things; over time, this can lead to malnutrition, dehydration, and even death if the resident is not receiving the liquids and nutrients they need to live and thrive. It is always the nursing home’s responsibility to ensure that residents are receiving proper nutrition—even if they have special dietary needs.
- Physical and sexual abuse– Even if you would rather not believe it, both physical and sexual abuse are not uncommon in nursing homes. Even though staff often have to pass a background check in order to begin their work at the facility, there is only so much that this process can do to discourage the behavior. Staff who are overworked may lash out at residents who are uncooperative or confused; while there is never a sufficient reasoning for this type of abuse, it does happen.
Staff are not the only danger to your loved one when it comes to physical and sexual abuse. Other residents may also be the culprit. If a resident is confused or struggling with memory, they may manifest their emotions or behaviors in a negative manner toward your loved one. The responsibility falls on the nursing home to put a stop to this behavior before anyone is hurt.
You may be facing the prospect of beginning a lawsuit against a nursing home, and you may feel overwhelmed. What is the point of seeking monetary damages when no amount of money will undo the suffering that your loved one went through? While it is true that you cannot turn back time with a lawsuit, you can effect positive change in the nursing home and achieve something worthwhile despite the horrible circumstances.
Remember that the majority of nursing homes are for-profit entities. The most effective way to get them to change their practices and protect residents going forward is to punish them in a language that they understand—money. If you cut into their profits, they will make changes to avoid payouts in the future.
The features of a lawsuit vary by individual, but many contain common threads. Some of these include:
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of consortium (when someone is deprived of the family benefits of having a loved one, such as affection and sexual relations)
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Distress, both mental and emotional
- Medical bills
- Loss of earnings
- Funeral costs (if a wrongful death has occurred)
NURSING HOMES IN GLEN BURNIE:
|There are almost 100 nursing homes in Glen Burnie and the surrounding 25 mile area. Unfortunately, the vast majority of them can barely manage to attain a minimal 1 out of 5 score on their government mandated inspections. Locations like these include (but are not limited to):
Glen Burnie Nursing Home News
The Glen Burnie metro area is bustling with older folks and plenty to do, but it often makes the news—for the wrong reasons. Nursing homes within the Glen Burnie city center have been fined for their failure to properly address contagious disease among residents, and other locations outside the city center are also struggling. The Capital Gazette reports that one facility received 62 individual citations, which ranged among a cohort of serious issues such as “rooms infested by bedbugs, a persistent black mold problem, and chronic understaffing that resulted in residents’ health needs being overlooked and their medications improperly managed.”
At one facility, a resident was not properly monitored and found her way out of the building, after which she wandered onto a highway and was struck by a car. While the attorney general has been active in penalizing these facilities, the nursing homes in Glen Burnie and across the state have seen only marginal improvement.
Free Consultation for Glen Burnie Nursing Home Abuse Lawsuits
If you have decided that a lawsuit is the correct next step for you—or if you are unsure if you have a lawsuit-worthy case—it is important that you reach out to a legal professional. The expert lawyers at Senior Justice Law Firm would be glad to assist you during this difficult time.
We are a firm that specializes solely on elder abuse law; this gives us the experience and tools necessary to fight for justice on your behalf. Get in touch to schedule a consultation. We would be happy to speak with you free of charge about your situation and help you develop a road map of next steps.
Reach out to us by calling 888-375-9998 or contact us through our chat feature. You also have the option of getting in touch by submitting your information below.
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