Chardon Ohio Nursing Home Abuse Attorney
Ibold & O’Brien represents families and victims of elder abuse and nursing home neglect throughout the State of Ohio in a variety claims, including:
- Bed Sores
- Medication Errors
- Assault and Battery
Protecting Ohio’s Aging Population
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, 17.5 % of Ohioans are over the age of 65. In northeast Ohio — particularly Ashtabula County, Geauga County, Lake County, Mahoning County and Trumbull County — the percentage of the population that is over 65 years old is greater than other counties throughout the state. Many of these Ohioans — approximately 72,000 per year — live in a nursing home facility.
When the corporations that run the nursing home facility make decisions to improve shareholders’ earnings — having inadequate staffing levels or providing poor training — the people they are entrusted to care for needlessly suffer.
Ohio Nursing Home Patient Bill Of Rights
Our loved ones who reside in Ohio’s nursing homes have the right to be treated with dignity and live in a safe and clean environment. Ohio Revised Code § 3721.13, commonly known as Ohio Nursing Home Patient Bill of Rights, is a statutory law that provides basic fundamental rights for residents of nursing homes including:
- The right to a safe and clean living environment
- To be free from physical, verbal, mental, and emotional abuse
- To be treated at all times with courtesy, respect, and full recognition of dignity and individuality
- The right to adequate and appropriate medical treatment and nursing care
- The right to be free from physical or chemical restraints or prolonged isolation
- The right to private visitors and unrestricted communication with the resident’s family
Nursing homes can be held responsible for violating the Patient’s Bill of Rights. As Chardon Ohio Nursing Home Abuse Attorneys, we can advise you as to whether a violation can serve as the basis of a lawsuit and, if not, what you can do to address the violation
Our representation of people harmed by nursing home abuse is on a contingency basis, meaning you will pay NO ATTORNEYS FEES unless we recover for you.