Nursing homes in Akron, Ohio, are supposed to be places that provide safe care to those who are unable to do things for themselves. However, many of these facilities fail to meet that responsibility and, as a result, patients are injured. If your family member has been harmed through negligence, you have the legal right to seek appropriate compensation. Chester Law Group knows this is a difficult period of time, and our lawyers are there to help you through the entire process.
Poor Facility Maintenance/Security
Many residents of nursing homes are older citizens who may be struggling with mobility issues or a form of dementia. Loose floor tiles, uneven flooring, unlocked doors or the lack of handrails put your loved one at the risk of severe injury or even death. We gather evidence of the neglect and assist you in holding the facility responsible.
Acts Of Abuse/Neglect
When you come to us with concerns of abuse or physical neglect, one of the first things we do is conduct a full investigation into the matter. Our lawyers look for evidence such as:
- Physical/sexual abuse by staff
- Physical/sexual abuse committed by another resident
- Staff neglecting the hygiene of the patients
- Signs of food/water withholding from patients
- Indications of mental or emotional abuse
We interview staff members, look at other claims that have been filed against the facility and seek the expertise of medical providers to put together a complete picture that backs up your claim and shows how the abuse has affected your loved one.
Medical neglect is another common problem that has been reported in nursing homes. This neglect can be manifested in several ways, including:
- Failure to seek timely emergency care
- Giving patients the wrong medication
- Administering the wrong dose
- Not taking patients to their doctors' appointment
In addition, staff may not be providing your loved one with the correct diet for his or her health condition. Our lawyers build a case that is based on solid evidence to demonstrate the nursing home's negligence.
Our law firm is passionate about helping you obtain justice. Contact one of our 19 offices by filling out our online form or by calling 800-218-4243.