Negligence and Abuse in Nursing Homes and Care Facilities

More than 1.5 million Americans live in the nation's 16,000 nursing homes, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Nursing home residents are among the most vulnerable members of our society. Yet every year, frail and elderly nursing home residents are seriously injured or die unnecessarily because of nursing home abuse and neglect.

Seeking Justice for the Injured

At the Law Offices of Steven H. Dorne, our Rockville nursing home negligence lawyer seeks justice on behalf of nursing home residents. We use our legal knowledge and experience to fight for those who cannot speak up for themselves. Personal injury attorney Steven H. Dorne is experienced in resolving nursing home injury claims, including those involving:

  • Failure to prevent falls
  • Failure to prevent bedsores (decubitus ulcers)
  • Malnutrition
  • Dehydration
  • Physical abuse
  • Sexual abuse
  • Psychological abuse
  • Failure to refer residents for medical care
  • Medication errors
  • Infections
  • Inadequate staffing
  • Wandering or elopement
  • Inappropriate use of restraints

Holding the Negligent Responsible

When a resident of a nursing home, skilled nursing facility or assisted living center is injured due to neglect or abuse, we pursue financial compensation for the victim. We also bring the matter to the attention of the authorities who govern the facilities. By holding nursing homes accountable for adhering to the standards of care that they are obligated by law to abide by, we hope to make these facilities safer for all residents.

Call for a Consultation With an Elder Abuse Lawyer

If a loved one has been injured by abuse or a negligent act in a long-term care facility, you may be entitled to financial compensation. Contact our nursing home negligence attorney online or call 877-234-4179 to schedule an initial consultation.

There is no cost or obligation to contact us. For your convenience, we have offices in Washington, D.C., Rockville, Greenbelt and Fairfax. Se habla español.