Nursing Home Abuse Negligence & Neglect

Compassionate, Experienced Akron Attorneys

Although the majority of health care providers do good work, mistakes are sometimes made which could adversely affect a person, as well as their friends and family, for the rest of their lives. To ensure that nursing home residents receive the care, treatment and quality of life to which they are entitled, laws have been passed both at the federal and state levels — including in Ohio — to protect them. These laws provide rights to the residents which the facilities must protect. A violation by the facilities, in most cases, subjects the facility to both administrative repercussions as well as payment of damages to the resident.

Family members play a key role in caring for the resident, even after the residents are moved into a nursing home. Any indications of abuse or neglect can be investigated, and the law affords remedies and redress that type of behavior.

Nursing home abuse, negligence, and neglect may include any of the following types of issues:

  • Bed Sores
  • Broken Bones
  • Malnutrition
  • Physical Abuse
  • Verbal Abuse
  • Slip & Fall Injuries
  • Use of Restraints for Discipline or Convenience
  • Negligence by:
    • Doctors
    • Nurses
    • Nursing Assistants
    • Therapists
    • Administrators

Our personal injury and medical malpractice attorneys represent individuals and their families whose nursing homes have breached the standard of care in treating residents. If you are the victim of nursing home abuse, negligence or neglect — or if you are a family member of a victim — we can help.

Contact Scanlon & Elliott by calling (330) 376-1440 or completing our free case evaluation form online. With offices in Akron, we serve clients in northeast Ohio — including Dayton, Toledo, Cleveland and Cincinnati — and throughout the state. We also handle select matters in Florida.

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