Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect
Your Legal Rights
Patients and their families can file civil claims seeking monetary compensation for the injuries suffered due to nursing home neglect and abuse. In situations in which a patient dies due to the negligence of the facility, the family can file a Wrongful Death Claim for the loss of their loved one.
There are strict laws and regulations to protect the safety and welfare of nursing home residents. Unfortunately, appropriate care and attention is still sometimes not provided. Nursing homes are often run at full capacity with residents suffering from Alzheimer’s disease, dementia and other mental and physical ailments that need proper supervision. A lack of funding has prompted some nursing homes in Ohio to overwork their staff and even hire unqualified staff members. This means some residents are inevitably going to suffer neglect and injury as a result.
Statute of Limitations for Nursing Home Abuse Lawsuits
In Ohio the statute of limitations for nursing home abuse varies dependent upon whether it was general negligence or medical malpractice. It also varies from state to state. Medical malpractice claims must be filed within one year of the abuse or neglect. If you miss a statute deadline, your claim will be denied. To avoid these severe consequences, you should contact an attorney immediately so an investigation and review of the entire medical history and chart can be completed and the claim commenced.
Call Us Today for Free Information and Advice
Contact us to schedule a free consultation. We are available during regular business hours or and evenings by appointment. If you or a family member suffered from nursing home neglect and abuse, you should become informed as to all of your rights and options available under Ohio law.
We represent nursing home residents and their families in nursing home neglect and abuse cases against facilities throughout Ohio, including nursing homes and centers, convalescent centers, skilled nursing centers, extended care facilities, health centers, medical care facilities, rehabilitation centers, geriatric villages, supervised living facilities, adult foster care homes and continuing care facilities.
We have secured compensation for our clients for falls, bed sores, decubitus ulcers, wandering, elopement, dehydration, malnutrition, burn injuries, choking, wrongful death, bed rail entrapment, sepsis, fractures, and all other injury cases.