The last thing anyone wants to discover is that a loved one has suffered from substandard care, abuse or neglect while residing in a nursing home or assisted living facility or while under the care of an at-home nurse. Unfortunately, abuse happens all too frequently in the long-term care industry.
With a strong record of success, the Cincinnati nursing home abuse lawyers at O’Connor, Acciani and Levy are committed to defending the rights of nursing home residents and other vulnerable seniors. We can help you fight for the justice and fair compensation they deserve for their suffering.
Contact us today to schedule a free, no obligation consultation. Our injury team in Cincinnati will come to you to determine if you have a case, and you will owe us nothing unless you recover a verdict or settlement.
Signs of Nursing Home Abuse or Neglect
Identifying abuse or neglect is often difficult, especially if your loved one suffers from dementia, Alzheimer’s or other cognitive conditions, which may confuse them or make it difficult to remember what happened.
There are certain signs, however, that can indicate that your loved one is not receiving the level of care they should be. These include:
Although these signs do not always mean your loved one is being abused, it is important to remain alert to the signs and symptoms your loved one may be showing. When staff are uncooperative in answering your questions or refuse to provide a reasonable explanation for any injury or condition, it may be time to contact our Cincinnati nursing home abuse attorneys.
We have decades of experience defending the elderly against abuse and are easily able to identify the signs of abuse or neglect that can cause serious harm to your loved one. With a detailed knowledge of the laws governing long-term care in the state of Ohio, we can help you get justice for your loved one.
Types of Abuse Cases We Handle
Nursing home abuse and neglect can come in many forms. Often a lack of resources can lead to a low standard of care in which physical abuse, violence and a failure to provide basic care needs can leave your loved one seriously injured. If a facility is understaffed or employs underqualified staff, residents may fall victim to overmedication, dehydration, infections or fall injuries.
Some of the leading types of nursing home abuse cases our Cincinnati attorneys handle include:
- Physical abuse, such as unexplained cuts, bruises or broken bones
- Neglect, when a caregiver fails to provide basic care needs such as assisting with activities, eating and drinking, providing regular bathing and hygiene, giving regular assistance to the restroom, or failing to provide sufficient and nutritious food
- Sexual abuse, including any form of unwelcome sexual encounter, taking photos of a senior against their will or without them knowing, being forced to watch pornographic material, or being forced to undress
- Financial exploitation where a caretaker steals money, forges signatures, authorizes withdrawals or transfers of money or property, misuses checks, or steals a patient’s identity
- Emotional abuse, in which a care giver uses intimidation, humiliation, isolation, terror or yelling when communicating with a patient
Our team has seen firsthand the devastating physical and emotional injuries that can result from these types of nursing home abuse. That is why we are committed to helping defend the rights of the elderly and helping ensure they receive the justice they deserve.
Holding Responsible Parties Liable
Nursing home abuse can be caused by a number of parties, including:
- Other residents
- Family members
Through the use of our vast resources, our attorneys will conduct a thorough investigation into the circumstances surrounding your loved one’s injuries or death in order to determine who should be held responsible for those actions.
With more than 30 years of experience, we can hold nursing homes and assisted living facilities accountable for their actions that caused harm to your loved one.
Schedule a Consultation with a Cincinnati Nursing Home Abuse Attorney
If you suspect your loved one has been abused or neglected by a nursing home facility or a caregiver, do not hesitate to contact our Cincinnati nursing home abuse lawyers. We will investigate your loved one’s situation and work to get them the justice and compensation they deserve.
At O’Connor, Acciani and Levy, our personal injury lawyers only work on a contingency fee basis, which means we do not get paid unless you do. Contact us today to schedule a free, no obligation consultation to learn more about how we can help you.