How Common is Nursing Home Abuse in Ohio?
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Legal Help for the Injured
Do you have an elderly loved one residing in a Cleveland nursing home? It is an incredibly tough decision to admit your parent, grandparent, or other senior loved one into such a facility.
You want them to be able to live at home and remain independent as long as possible. But there comes a time when you cannot help or hire the assistance they need.
An assisted living facility may be appropriate for a period of time. However, choosing the right nursing home is important if your relative needs full-time medical care. They should receive excellent care. Unfortunately, nursing home abuse and neglect are common throughout Ohio and the United States.
If you suspect your loved one is suffering due to the negligent care of nursing home or care facility staff, it is in your best interests to call the Cleveland nursing home abuse lawyers at Kisling, Nestico & Redick.
Abuse of nursing home patients is always intentional. But despite what you may think, it is not always physical. Your elderly loved one can be severely harmed without a nursing home staff member ever laying a finger on them. Psychological abuse can have long-lasting effects, and financial abuse can risk your loved one’s future medical care.
There are many types of elder abuse, including:
If you believe your loved one is suffering from any type of physical, sexual, psychological, or financial abuse, do not hesitate to reach out for help.
Our Cleveland nursing home abuse lawyers are here for you and your family. We are highly experienced in helping seniors obtain the medical and daily care they need and in holding care facilities responsible for their conduct.
While nursing home abuse is intentional, neglect may not be. Nursing homes are often understaffed, which can lead to negligent care. Also, many staff members are underqualified and under-trained.
All of these factors, in addition to staff members’ careless attitudes, can lead your loved one to suffer from inadequate medical and hygienic care as well as an unsanitary and dangerous environment.
Neglect often results in dirty conditions and poor hygiene. Your loved one may not bathe enough or receive help brushing teeth. Their clothing and bedding may not be changed often enough or immediately after it is soiled. This can have a significant physical and psychological impact on your loved one. They may get bed sores, skin rashes, and urinary tract infections. This can greatly impact their quality of life.
Nursing home neglect also may lead to malnutrition and dehydration. It is common for seniors to not receive enough water and liquids throughout the day and may not have access to water themselves. They may not receive proper meals throughout the day, or these meals may not meet their dietary needs.
Contact our nursing home negligence lawyers to discuss your options if you believe your loved one’s health is suffering because of neglect.
Signs of nursing home abuse and neglect include, but are not limited to:
If one of the above individuals did not report suspected nursing home abuse and you fear your loved one suffered, call the Cleveland nursing home abuse lawyers from Kisling, Nestico & Redick immediately.
Fight for Everything You're Owed
If your relative has suffered due to neglect or abuse, they can file a medical malpractice claim against the facility and receive compensation for their physical, emotional, and financial injuries.
Some damages you may be entitled to are your:
KNR was able to obtain a $110,000 settlement for our client, who was in a nursing home and…
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If you believe your loved one is being harmed due to nursing home neglect or abuse, or you have proof neglect or abuse has occurred, call Kisling, Nestico & Redick to discuss your legal options.
We will look into the situation, and if there is a valid claim for neglect or abuse, we can represent your loved one in a claim against the facility. If your loved one passed away due to the harm they suffered, our Cleveland nursing home abuse lawyers can represent you and your family in a wrongful death lawsuit.