Nursing Home Neglect

Nursing Home Neglect in Chester or Baltimore, MD


The Patient Bill of Rights affords all Maryland Nursing Home Residents certain basic rights including the right to be free from physical, verbal, sexual abuse and neglect. Residents have the legally codified right to receive care in a manner that is dignified, respectful, mindful of the resident's quality of life and in compliance with applicable standards of care.

Unfortunately, the statistics demonstrate rampant neglect and abuse of our elderly in nursing homes with one source documenting more than two million cases of elder abuse reported annually. Many of our loved ones are residents in nursing facilities because they are wheelchair or bedbound, unable to speak or care for oneself, and stripped of their cognitive function due to dementia or other neurological conditions.