Placing a loved one in a nursing home is a difficult decision that you make with great care. You put your trust in the workers and the facility. You expect that your loved one will be provided with the utmost respect and the high-quality care he or she deserves. Unfortunately, abuse and neglect happen in nursing homes throughout Ohio.
The attorneys at The Law Offices of Joseph T. Joseph Jr., LLC, will fight diligently to help regain your loved one’s dignity and stand up for our elderly community.
Understanding Symptoms And Warning Signs
Nursing homes are a necessity. As senior citizens age, they may require additional assistance for everyday tasks and around-the-clock medical services. With the rise in Ohio’s elderly population, the number of people being placed in live-in care facilities continues to increase. Staff members are often overworked, underqualified and improperly trained and can become frustrated. As a result, negligence and abuse occur.
Common signs and symptoms of neglect or abuse include:
- Bed falls
- Falls stemming from safety and building code violations
- Bedsores and pressure sores
- Medication errors
- Unexplained bruising, broken bones or sprains
- Signs of restraint
- Poor hygiene
- Noticeable weight loss
Neglect comes in many forms, whether that means patients fall out of bed because proper rails were not being used or they wander off because they aren’t being monitored as they should be. Regardless of the form, abuse and neglect are dangerous and pose a threat to our elderly loved ones.
Fighting For Justice And Dignity With Respect
If you suspect that your loved one is being abused or neglected while in nursing home care, don’t hesitate to contact our personal injury lawyers. Call us at 866-522-1402 to arrange a time to discuss your case with an attorney. All initial consultations are free, and we never collect a fee unless you recover compensation. Our law firm has offices in Cleveland and Youngstown, and we are happy to travel to meet with clients.