When An Elderly Person Suffers Injury At A Nursing Home

The decision to move an elderly parent or relative to a nursing home is never easy. While you can put in research and seek recommendations, it is impossible to know how your loved one will be treated. If you have concerns about an injury, speak with an attorney. Even with protocols in place, abuse, carelessness or improper care might have been the cause.

Based in Towson, Maryland, the Costello Law Group has offices located across the street from the Baltimore County Circuit court building. The firm's nursing home abuse attorneys represent clients throughout Maryland, Delaware, Northern Virginia, and Washington, D.C., when concerns exist about the care an elderly loved one is receiving at a nursing home.

Possible Signs Of Elder Neglect And Abuse

What are some of the signs that could indicate something is wrong? They are often wide-ranging, but can include:

  • Unexplained or severe bruises that could be symptomatic of improper care or neglect
  • Fractures or internal injuries, which can happen during a fall when there is inadequate supervision
  • Bedsores (pressure ulcers) caused when bedridden patients remain in the same position
  • Other unexplained injuries or conduct by staff that causes concerns such as shaking or yelling

A change in the behavior of a loved one is another indication that something might not be right. The lawyers at the Costello Law Group have the experience and resources to hold abusive staff members accountable as well as organizations that allow a culture of abuse and neglect to occur.

Seek Legal Advice

If your loved one has been injured at a nursing home, call the Costello Law Group at 410-832-8800 or toll-free at 877-418-0003 for legal counsel. You can also schedule a free initial consultation with one of the firm's attorneys by sending an online message.