If a family member has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, you face a long and what could be a difficult road. In the early stages of the disease, care at home may be appropriate; but as time passes and the disease progresses, that may become too much for your family and unsafe for the loved one with the disease. Whether you hire help for care at home or the person needs to live in a nursing home or assisted living facility in Maryland, because of the Alzheimer’s your loved one is at a high risk for abuse and neglect. (more…)

There are people in the world who will do just about anything for a dollar. That includes those who exploit the disabled and elderly who aren’t capable of making good financial decisions. By pretending to give good advice or by engaging in identity theft, fraud, forgery or threat of violence, these individuals steal whatever they can from people who often don’t have much to lose. We represent those in Maryland who are the victims of financial abuse in order to make it stop and to seek a financial recovery from responsible parties. (more…)

Nursing homes have an obligation to keep residents safe. Though abuse of seniors and the disabled by nursing home staff often makes the news, what’s less known is the abuse seniors endure at the hands of other nursing home residents. Maryland nursing homes need to maintain the safety of their residents no matter who the potential threat may be. (more…)

Many health care providers now keep medical information in electronic form, including about half of all nursing homes. Although there are benefits to this (easier access to information by staff, less time by staff moving around paper files) there are also costs. Security is better with paper records, assuming the paper files are stored and/or disposed of properly. On the other hand, millions of electronic records have been stolen by hackers from employers, health care providers and insurance companies. (more…)

Nursing home abuse attorney Roger Weinberg has prepared a PowerPoint presentation as a helpful tool to others: “Establishing Liability & Common Defenses in Nursing Home Litigation“.

Available on Slideshare, Roger’s original presentation was delivered to the Nursing Home Litigation Group during the AAJ Convention.

The abuse of any elderly or disabled person is always disturbing, but what can be especially cruel is the sexual abuse of those in assisted living facilities. Sexual predators take advantage of the elderly and disabled who may be physically or mentally unable to fight back. If a loved one has suffered this kind of attack, contact the Law Offices of Roger S. Weinberg office right away so we can take immediate legal action to make sure this abuse stops and your family member is protected. (more…)

Medication errors are common in health care settings. Whether the error is harmless or harmful depends on the medication, the dosage and the health of the patient. For nursing homes, the problem can be especially serious. Many residents take several medications, overall health may be poor and those who lack mental capacity can’t advocate for themselves or be proactive to prevent medication errors.

Medication errors happen across the spectrum of the health care system. Potentially preventable adverse drug events kill about 7,000 people annually according to American Nurse Today. (more…)

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