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Turn To A Chardon Attorney If Nursing Home Abuse Is Suspected

At Ibold & O’Brien, we represent families and individuals who have suffered from elder abuse and nursing home neglect. Our practice extends throughout the state of Ohio in a variety of claims, including:

No matter what type of injury occurred in a nursing home, legal counsel is the most direct path to resolution and recovery of compensation.

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.

All too often, the people that long-term care facilities should care for needlessly suffer because of poor management practices. When the corporations that run the nursing home facility make decisions to improve shareholders’ earnings by:

  • Having inadequate staffing levels
  • Failing to screen new employees sufficiently
  • Providing poor training

Long-term care facilities management and personnel can and should be held accountable for the well-being of their residents. Nursing home abuse claims and lawsuits are one way to motivate management organizations to improve their operations and care for residents properly.

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

Learn How We Can Get An Investigation Started

Our representation of people harmed by nursing home abuse is on a contingency basis, meaning you will pay no attorney fees unless we recover for you.

To discuss your potential claim or lawsuit with a trial lawyer, call 440-607-5228 or send an email inquiry.