Man Accused of Hitting Boy with Baseball Bat, Punching Man

Handcuffed Individual

Law enforcement officials in Aberdeen arrested and charged a 30-year-old man with first and second degree assault after an altercation on November 21. Witnesses say that the suspect hit a 14-year-old boy with a baseball bat and punched the boy’s father, ostensibly as part of an ongoing dispute the suspect’s stepfather had with the victims.

Police say the incident occurred around 4:30 pm in the 100 block of Hanover Street. The boy was struck in the thigh and suffered a contusion. The father sustained injuries to the right side of his face. The suspect had fled by the time police officers arrived, but the victims had a good description of his vehicle. He was apprehended a few minutes after the attack.

At a preliminary hearing on November 23, a no-contact order was imposed and bail was set at $250,000.

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Nearly one in three nursing homes have been cited for nursing home abuse, notes a congressional report.nursing-home-abuse A review of state inspections revealed that some 5,283 nursing homes have been cited for nearly 9,000 abuse violations.

Examples of nursing home abuse include residents who have been choked, punched, or kicked by nursing home employees and other residents. Abuse violations also include sexual abuse. It is extremely upsetting to wonder whether your vulnerable loved one is safe in the place where they are supposed to be well cared for.

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If you suspect that your loved one is being abused or mistreated in some way, it is important to advocate persistently on his or her behalf. You can contact an attorney to help you discern whether you have a legal basis for filing a legal claim for nursing home abuse against the nursing home.

There are also many Maryland organizations dedicated to stopping or preventing nursing home abuse and maltreatment. These include:

Signs of Nursing Home Abuse, Mistreatment, and Neglect

Potential indicators of nursing home abuse, aside from obvious signs like broken bones, cuts and bruises, and lacerations, include:

  • Malnutrition
  • Dehydration
  • Bedsores not treated
  • Accidents that could have been prevented, including letting a person with dementia wander off
  • Poor sanitation and hygiene
  • Inadequate restraint or over-restraint

Decisions about entering a nursing home are often made during a crisis, when people do not have good information. You can order a free copy of the Maryland Attorney General’s Report, “Nursing Homes: What You Need to Know,” by calling 410-576-6500.

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Medical malpractice attorney Jonathan Scott Smith has been helping injured people for more than 30 years. He has handled successfully medical malpractice cases, including cases where nursing home residents have been the victim of neglect.

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Recovering Compensation for Victims of Assault & Battery

If you or a loved one is a victim of an assault, you can file a civil lawsuit against your attacker and/or other responsible parties. Civil cases brought by assault victims are not based upon determining the guilt or innocence of the defendant, but rather are an attempt to determine if an offender or other parties are liable for the injuries that resulted from a crime.

As a victim of crime, you have the right to sue the offender for damages in civil court regardless of the verdict in the criminal proceedings. A personal injury attorney represents victims of crimes in civil cases against offenders and third parties. For instance, if you were assaulted in an office building, the owners and property managers of that building may be liable for your injuries because building security was inadequate.

If the defendants are found liable for your injuries, the court may order the payment of monetary damages to you. Although money cannot fully compensate anyone who has endured the trauma of an assault, it can help crime victims get the medical and psychological treatment they need to rebuild their lives. Civil liability cases can also encourage property owners and business owners to implement more effective security measures to prevent future incidents of assault on their premises.

An assault victim may also request restitution from the criminal court. Restitution is a judgment against a convicted offender, which he or she must pay to the victim. If restitution is ordered, it becomes part of the offender’s sentence in the criminal case.

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If you have been a victim of assault, contact Jonathan Scott Smith online or call 410-740-0101 to discuss your case.


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