Wandering Off From A Nursing Home Issues

Individuals trust nursing home management and their staff to provide the care and attention to elderly loved ones. Many residents suffer from Alzheimer's or other forms of dementia. These residents must be cared for and monitored on a consistent basis. Unfortunately, many individuals with dementia will wander away from the protective confines of a nursing home and get hurt. If your elderly loved one has wandered or eloped while under the care of a nursing home staff, schedule a free initial consultation with an attorney at our Baltimore firm today.

Wandering off from a nursing home can have serious consequences for many residents. Depending on the location of the nursing home and how far the resident wanders, he or she can be at risk for being struck by a motor vehicle, tripping, slipping or falling. Due to the brittle nature of elderly individuals' bones, these accidents can lead to multiple fractures, lacerations or serious head trauma. At the Law Offices of Sloane L. Fish, LLC, our attorneys have extensive experience guiding clients through even the most complex, emotional cases.

Lawyer For Understaffed Nursing Home Issues

Wandering, or elopement, is a serious problem at understaffed nursing homes. If the staff lacks the appropriate manpower, or if the staff is not properly trained in the needs and concerns regarding different patients, serious accidents can occur. Residents suffering from dementia can easily become confused, wander off the grounds and get lost in unfamiliar territory. In this state of confusion, nursing home residents are at risk for serious injury. Do not hesitate to schedule a free initial consultation with an attorney at our firm to discuss your matter in greater detail. We will aggressively fight to hold the nursing home responsible for the negligence or inattention of its staff.

Contact Our Firm

If you need to discuss an elderly wandering or elopement incident with an experienced Maryland attorney, schedule a free initial consultation at the Law Offices of Sloane L. Fish, LLC. We can be reached at 410-246-0006 or through our online contact form. Our office is conveniently located near the Towson Town Center and the Baltimore County Courthouse, with plenty of parking.