Ohio Nursing Home Lawyer and Healthcare Negligence Attorney representing victims of Nursing Home Neglect and Abuse nationwide
Nursing homes and assisted living facilities can be quite helpful for the elderly in need of long-term assistance and healthcare. However, many facilities and Ohio nursing homes have been under pressure from personal injury lawyers and safety advocates for failing to uphold basic guidelines and protect the elderly residents they have promised to care for. Abuse and Neglect lawsuits have been filed on behalf of nursing homes residents who have been injured or have died as a result of poor management or negligent staff.
Within one year of being admitted, one in five nursing home patients suffers a fall injury, one in eight visits an emergency room visit and one in 12 has an overnight hospital stay, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Joe Lyon is an experienced Ohio Nursing Home Lawyer and Cincinnati hospital negligence attorney representing families nationwide in nursing home abuse lawsuits.
Assisted living facilities were originally designed for elder residents who were able to maintain some kind of independence but still required help in certain aspects of daily living. Unlike nursing homes, assisted living facilities usually do not provide professional medical care or therapy.
Dementia care facilities are growing fast in the United States. The companies who run the 30,000 senior living and assisted care facilities in the U.S. market the locations as able to care for Alzheimer’s and dementia patients. But facilities are not always able to deliver on their promises of security and care. Many have violated dementia regulations and have been responsible for a large number of patient injuries and untreated illnesses.
In many cases, patients have disappeared only to find them hours or days later. It seems like nursing homes and assisted care facilities would prioritize the safety of the residents but understaffing and a lack of training often leads to serious accidents and preventable deaths.
When a nursing home or assisted care facility promises customers a certain degree of care and fails to protect a vulnerable patient, they may be held liable for any injury or illness that may have been prevented with basic care. Nursing homes have been targeted in many lawsuits that involve the following types of negligence:
There are several nursing homes and senior housing facilities that have been investigated in Ohio in the last few years, including:
If a loved one has suffered an injury at an Ohio nursing home due to staff neglect, and have questions about the legal remedies available to improve quality of life and medical care, contact The Lyon Firm at (800) 513-2403. You will speak directly with Mr. Lyon, an Ohio nursing home lawyer, and he will help you answer these critical questions.