Why Roger S. Weinberg Should Be Your Attorney
There are about 30,000 people licensed to practice law in Maryland, but very few of us focus on representing those injured by abuse and neglect in nursing homes, assisted living facilities and group homes. My clients decide that I’m the right attorney for them because of my experience in this area of law, they trust me and I treat them well professionally and personally.
“I care about my clients not because they’re clients but because they’re good people who have found themselves in bad situations and needing help.”
I went to law school hoping I could put my skills to work helping others, and that’s what I do every day. I’ve been an attorney since 1983 and have spent many years helping clients obtain compensation for their own injuries and the deaths of loved ones.
Our cases consist primarily of lawsuits against Maryland nursing homes, assisted living facilities and group homes, in addition to medical malpractice, serious personal injury and wrongful death cases. We have a long track record and experience of consistently and effectively representing our clients in these areas.
I’ve seen facilities and their employees make the same mistakes repeatedly over the years:
- Facility management and staff all too often skimp on care, don’t do the right thing, and fail to treat residents with basic respect and provide the medical care they need.
- I have had many cases where the elderly and disabled were intentionally subjected to terrible treatment that no one deserves.
It’s my job to hold these kinds of companies and individuals accountable for the harm they cause:
- The staff of a nursing home failed to properly intervene when a resident’s tracheostomy tube became plugged. The resident died from lack of sufficient oxygen to the brain. The case resulted in a confidential settlement.
- The staff of an assisted living facility failed to obtain emergency medical care for an 86-year-old woman, resulting in pain, suffering and death. A jury awarded $1,000,000 to our client.
- The staff in a group home failed to recognize the symptoms of severe constipation and obtain prompt medical care, resulting in the death of a 22-year-old man. A confidential settlement was reached.
- An 89-year-old woman with Alzheimer’s dementia and a history of falling died after she left an assisted living facility and went into a courtyard, fell and suffered head injuries. The parties reached a confidential settlement.
- Because of the development of Stage IV pressure ulcers (bedsores) while in a nursing home, a 93-year-old woman died. There was a confidential settlement.
- A 22-year-old man suffered sexual and physical abuse by a caregiver in a group home. The facility was shut down by the state and the caregiver was jailed and later deported. The parties reached a confidential settlement.
- An 80-year-old nursing home resident who had a stroke and multiple medical problems sought rehabilitation for her medical conditions. The staff didn’t properly assess her or develop and implement an appropriate care plan, resulting in a foot ulcer. It became gangrenous, caused a bone infection and most of her leg had to be amputated. The parties agreed to a confidential settlement.
If you or your family need help with the kind of case that we handle, contact us so we can talk about your situation.
- We will personally discuss the merits of the case with you.
- We will tell you what information, documents and testimony will be needed to prove your case.
- If we don’t accept your case, we will tell you why.
- If we accept your case, we will tell you about the litigation process and what to expect.
- We will keep you up to date on the progress of your case and promptly respond to questions and requests.
- We will handle your case from start to finish.
You may see advertising on TV by law firms claiming they help those victimized by abuse and neglect.
- That doesn’t mean they actually represent clients in these cases, are experienced or successful in handling nursing home, assisted living facility or group home cases.
- Unlike many law firms with big advertising budgets we don’t refer our cases to other attorneys unless they involve legal claims outside of Maryland.
If you or your family have been impacted by abuse or neglect by a Maryland nursing home, assisted living facility or group home, contact our office. A consultation is free. Talk to us about your situation and we can talk to you about the law, how it may apply, the legal process and why we should be trusted to help you and your family in your time of need.