ManorCare Nursing Homes in Ohio Subject to Personal Injury Lawsuits
With dozens of nursing homes and assisted care facilities in Ohio, ManorCare is one the largest nursing home chains in the region. HCR ManorCare, headquartered in Toledo, Ohio, operates the Heartland and Arden Courts facilities in a number of cities throughout Ohio. Thousands of families have trusted the reputation and management of ManorCare with the important task of caring for elderly patients. However, the nursing home patients in Ohio ManorCare facilities have been subject to many of the same terrible issues plaguing nursing homes around the nation.
Because of understaffing, underqualified staff, and gross negligence, some Ohio patients in ManorCare nursing facilities are at increased risk for serious illness, infection and injuries. Several families have filed lawsuits against ManorCare of late for incidents of severe bed sores, pressure sores, malnutrition, dehydration, permanent injury and even wrongful death. Recently in California and West Virginia, the families of deceased patients filed wrongful death claims against negligent ManorCare nursing homes.
Nursing home injuries and deaths due to mismanagement are far too prevalent and not only a great burden to families, but also the nation’s health care system. Changes must be made and assisted living centers and staff must be held accountable for the damage caused by poor facility procedure and standards.
Joe Lyon is a highly-rated Cincinnati, Ohio personal injury attorney with experience in injuries and deaths due to nursing home neglect. Mr. Lyon has represented plaintiffs nationwide in a wide variety of medical negligence, wrongful death and injury claims.
Common Nursing Home Injuries Lead to Serious Complications
When a patient suffers an injury or preventable illness at a nursing home, multiple factors may be at play, and an investigation may be warranted. When a patient falls, develops bed sores, or develops an infection, the underlying problems may boil down to inadequate number of staff, underqualified staff, or blatant abuse and patient neglect. The following conditions are common at assisted care centers in Ohio:
- Weight loss
- Head injuries
- Bone fractures
- Overmedicating injuries
- Other fall-related injuries
- Infections—abdominal infections, urinary tract infections, skin infections, respiratory infections
Recent Lawsuits Targeting HCR ManorCare Nursing Homes
In recent years, nursing homes have been the target of hundreds of lawsuits filed after family members were abused or neglected. HCR ManorCare has absorbed a number of claims along with many other nursing home chains. According to a number of recent nursing home lawsuits, patients do not receive the proper care they are promised, and subsequently they may develop preventable infections, illnesses, or fall and severely injure themselves.
The family of one elderly female patient filed an abuse lawsuit against a California ManorCare facility after the patient developed pressure sores and infections, leading to the woman’s death. The lawsuit alleged that the Manor Healthcare Center failed to provide proper care, adequate nutrition and hydration, and other assistance that would have prevented the premature death.
Another recent lawsuit involving ManorCare claimed that the nursing facility failed to provide a patient with the assistance he required and failed to take preventative action when he was noted to be “a high risk for skin breakdown.” A jury found that ManorCare committed nearly 400 violations.
HCR ManorCare Nursing Homes in Ohio
- Arden Courts of Anderson Township—Cincinnati, OH
- Arden Courts of Kenwood—Cincinnati, OH
- Arden Courts of Chagrin Falls
- Arden Courts of Parma—Cleveland, OH
- ManorCare Health Services—Mayfield Heights, OH
- ManorCare Health Services—Cleveland, OH
- Heartland Hospice—Cincinnati, OH
- Heartland Hospice—Independence, OH
- Heartland of Centerville
- Heartland of Chillicothe
- Heartland of Columbia
- Heartland of Bellefountaine
- Heartland of Burgrus
- Heartland of Springfield
- Heartland of Marion
- Heartland of Hillsboro
- Heartland of Madeira
- Heartland of Riverview
- Heartland of Portsmouth
- Heartland of Westerville
- Heartland of Miamisburg
- Heartland of Greenville
- Heartland of Jackson
- Heartland of Piqua
- Heartland of Kettering
- Heartland of Marietta
- Heartland of Twinsburg
- Heartland of Mentor
- Heartland of ProMedica
- Heartland of Wauseon
- Heartland of Oregon
- Heartland-Holly Glen
- Heartland of Bucyrus
- Heartland of Dublin
- Heartland of Westerville
- Heartland of Woodridge—Fairfield, OH
- Heartland of Willoughby
Compensation for Victims of Nursing Home Negligence
With a careful investigation, and testimony from facility staff, the Lyon Firm can determine if a patient’s damages are the result of mismanagement or neglect of a hospice center and its personnel. Liability must be established, and records may show an unacceptable standard of care. If it is determined that a fatal infection or injury was preventable, and nursing home staff were negligent, the family of a victim may have a successful claim.
Nursing homes and assisted care facilities are required to adhere to safe hospice practices. When nursing home staff fails to follow safe procedures, and fails to protect patients, they may be held responsible for their actions.
If a loved one has suffered from a preventable injury at one of the ManorCare nursing homes, or another nursing home facility nationwide, and have questions about the legal remedies available to improve quality of life and medical care in Ohio, contact The Lyon Firm at (800) 513-2403. You will speak directly with Mr. Lyon, and he will help you answer these critical questions.