Most of my blogs posts are directed at Maryland nursing home lawyers and other plaintiffs’ lawyers. This blog post is directed to Maryland victims of nursing home neglect and abuse. They want to know if they can sue, who they can sue, what is going to happen, and what likely outcome of the case might be.
Can I sue a nursing home?
Yes. Nursing homes and other elder care facilities can be sued just like any hospital, doctor or other healhcare provider. In fact, lawsuits against nursing homes are very common and frequently settled out of court. I’ll talk to you more about this below. But for now, if you fear is that you are afraid of going to trial in a nursing home case, that is a statistically very unlikely outcome. I know of two nursing home trials that have gone to trial in last 7 or 8 years and scores of nursing home cases are filed every year. More on that later. But for now, if you stress level in suing a nursing home is going to trial, I think that stress is misplaced.