Frequently Asked Questions Regarding Nursing Home Abuse
When we put our loved ones in a nursing home, we do so in hopes that they will get the care they need. Unfortunately, the elderly sometimes suffer from abuse and neglect. At Sloane Fish, we work with people throughout Maryland. Our job is to hold the careless staff accountable for their actions. Our attorney breaks down everything you need to know so you can make informed decisions moving forward. After reading through the list of frequently asked questions below, call our office in Towson to schedule a consultation at 410-246-0006. We serve clients in Baltimore County and Baltimore city.
How long do you have to file a lawsuit against a nursing home?
The statute of limitations is three years. If it has been longer than three years since the date of the injury, it can be more difficult to bring it to light. This is why it is important to discuss your options with an experienced lawyer as soon as you have suspicions.
How do you prove nursing home neglect?
At our firm, we do everything we can to build the strongest possible case. We do this by obtaining your loved one’s nursing home records as well as their medical records. We also take photographs and take witness statements. Have they completed the necessary inspections and licenses you must acquire? Have other people filed complaints? These are all questions we can answer through our diligent research.
How do I report nursing home neglect?
There are several roads you can take. You can file a complaint with the Maryland Department of Health. A good first step is to talk with an attorney in order to make sure you are taking the appropriate steps. We can discuss where to get started and follow through with an action plan.