Maryland Nursing Home Injuries

Top Rated Columbia Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer

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Nursing home negligence is tragic. When it occurs (far more often than most people think), it is important to place the blame and the responsibility where it belongs: on the care facility and its management, not on families or elders.

You have every right to expect that the nursing home will provide skilled nursing care and careful supervision. You pay thousands of dollars a month to ensure they do. If your loved one was the victim of abuse or neglect, hold them accountable. We can help.

We represent seniors and their family members seeking compensation with personal injury or wrongful death cases. From our office in Columbia, we represent clients across the state of Maryland. If your loved one has suffered injury or premature death because of nursing home neglect or nursing home abuse, contact us.

Experienced Maryland Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer

Attorney Smith has more than 35 years of legal experience, both in and out of the courtroom, and he was appointed Chair of the Nursing Home Section of the Maryland Association for Justice.

Mr. Smith’s extensive trial experience and track record of successful Past Results has earned him the recognition of his peers and clients:

  • Maryland Super Lawyer
  • Top 100 Lawyers in Maryland by Super Lawyers (2014)
  • 10.0 Superb” as a litigation attorney by AVVO.
  • “Client’s Choice Award” by AVVO, based on average client reviews of 5 stars the highest client review possible.
  • Client Distinction Award (Client Review Rating of 4.5 or higher on 5.0 scale less than 4% of 900,000+ attorneys listed by Martindale-Hubbell).
  • “10 Best Attorneys in the State of Maryland in Client Satisfaction,” American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys
  • The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 Trial Lawyers (by invitation only and limited to the Top 100 Trial Lawyers from each state).
  • AV-Preeminent™*” Highest Peer Rating by Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory (28 consecutive years).
  • The Million Dollar Advocates Forum (Awarded to fewer than 1% of U.S. Attorneys who have Obtained Multi-Million Dollar Verdicts, Awards and Settlements).

These include the highest ratings possible for legal skill, ethical practice, a lawyer’s years in practice, disciplinary history, professional achievements and industry recognition.

Getting Answers and Justice

When a family member has suffered serious injuries, despite being provided “round the clock care,” families are left questioning: “How could this happen?”

All too often the culprit in nursing home neglect or abuse cases is the administration that chose to understaff the facility, or that failed to supervise poorly trained employees. Injuries that could be a clue to possible nursing home negligence include:

  • Bed sores or pressure sores (decubitus ulcers) from failure to turn an incapacitated patient
  • Malnutrition
  • Dehydration
  • Falls in the hallway or bedroom from failure to monitor a resident, resulting in hip fractures or broken arms or legs
  • Worsening medical condition when medication is not given, or not given properly, or when medication is stolen
  • Strangulation or falls from bed due to improper use of restraints
  • Physical or sexual assaults

If your loved one has been the victim of nursing home negligence, you have the right to seek compensation. Contact injury attorney Jonathan Scott Smith or call 410-740-0101 to schedule a consultation.

Neglect and Abuse in Nursing Homes or Assisted Living Facilities

Attorney Jonathan Scott Smith represents clients in personal injury, medical malpractice, nursing home abuse and negligence, criminal defense and drunk driving / DUI defense throughout Maryland, including the cities of Columbia, Clarksville, Sykesville, Fulton, Elkridge, Frederick, Mt. Airy, Ellicott City, Laurel, Westminster, and Baltimore. Lawyer Smith also provides experienced legal representation for clients in Baltimore County, Anne Arundel County, Carroll County, Prince Georges (Prince George) County, Howard County and Montgomery County, MD.

“I trusted the nursing home to care for my father. I was appalled and shocked to discover that they neglected him and caused horrible bedsores. Mr. Smith thoroughly prepared our case. The nursing home’s lawyer was caught flatfooted when Mr. Smith presented entries in the medical records that they had overlooked. I was literally speechless at the amounts of the awards for me and my father’s estate; I never expected such a substantial result.”
L.M. – Pittsburgh, PA


Estate and surviving children of nursing home resident received substantial, confidential settlement arising out of choking and death of resident.



  • Jonathan Scott Smith 10490 Little Patuxent Parkway, Suite 200 ,Columbia, MD 21044-4960

  • Call for consultation 410-740-0101