Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers in Rockville

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We Expose Elder Neglect & Abuse

As people across the U.S. continue to live longer lives, nursing homes and elder care centers play increasingly prevalent roles in providing safe environments where the elderly can receive the care they need. Unfortunately, not all facilities are created equal, and some profit-driven, immoral administrators and caregivers commit atrocities that harm the very people they are meant to protect.

The Rockville nursing home abuse lawyers at Ashcraft & Gerel stand against elder neglect and abuse. We have fought for seniors since 1953, exposing negligence and intentional wrongdoing and holding at-fault parties accountable. We believe in seeking justice for those who have already been wronged, and in improving conditions for future residents.


Negligence in Rockville Nursing Homes

Residents of nursing homes and long-term care facilities typically require assistance with day-to-day activities such as eating, walking, going to the bathroom, and bathing. Some may have special needs that require attention, such as dementia or Alzheimer’s patients who must be supervised around the clock to avoid wandering. If any residents receive substandard care, they may suffer serious injuries as a result.

Our Rockville elder abuse attorneys take on cases involving all types of negligence in nursing homes, elder care centers, and long-term care facilities, including:

  • Slip and fall accidents
  • Wandering or elopement
  • Bedsores
  • Medication errors
  • Malnutrition
  • Dehydration
  • Lack of proper medical care
  • Delayed medical treatment

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Types of Elder Abuse

In some cases, residents of nursing homes are subjected to mistreatment or abuse. These personal injury cases are particularly egregious because they involve intentional wrongdoing and acts that are genuinely evil.

We fight to expose elder abuse in Rockville area nursing homes, including:

  • Sexual abuse
  • Physical abuse
  • Emotional/psychological abuse
  • Financial abuse

Unexplained injuries, fear of a certain caregiver, emotional withdrawal, and depression may all be signs of elder abuse. Watch for these signs and do everything you can to be as involved as possible in your elderly loved one’s care. Make unannounced visits and maintain an open communication line with your loved one so they feel that they can speak with you about any mistreatment.

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If you have noticed signs of abuse or negligence or have received a report of mistreatment from an elderly loved one, do not wait to seek legal counsel. If they are in immediate danger, call 911. If you want to pursue your legal options to expose this injustice, involve our firm. We have the resources and experience to hold caregivers, administrative staff, and facilities responsible for their wrongdoing.