How Can Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers Help Senior Citizens?

Posted by Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA on Apr 30, 2017 11:28:03 PM

Deciding to place a loved one in a nursing home facility can be difficult.  We all want the senior citizens in our lives to receive the care and attention they need.  Unfortunately, as elderly abuse and neglect continues in Ohio and nationwide, nursing home abuse lawyers are seeing many families harmed by the mistreatment of a nursing home resident.Nursing_Home_Abuse_Lawyers.jpg

If you or your loved one have experienced or show signs of nursing home abuse, you do not have to take on the facility alone.  Experienced nursing home abuse lawyers like those at Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA can stand up for your loved one and help your family find justice after an abusive incident.

What is nursing home abuse?

Nursing home abuse generally refers to conduct by nursing home administrators or staff that causes injury to residents or patients.  This includes intentional acts and may also include certain neglectful or negligent acts.

Some examples of possible nursing home abuse include:

  • Assault by a nursing home employee
  • Assault by another resident
  • Emotional abuse
  • Malnutrition
  • Pressure sores (bed sores)
  • Some falls
  • Injuries caused by understaffing

Remember, this list is not exhaustive.  Nursing home abuse can occur in ways not listed here.  If you have any reason to suspect that a loved one is being mistreated or abused at a nursing home facility, to not delay.  Contact an elder abuse lawyer to protect your loved one.

How can a nursing home abuse lawyer help?

While nursing home abuse still exists today, the good news is that both Ohio and federal law contain provisions protecting the rights of nursing home residents.

An experienced attorney’s first priority should be your loved one’s well-being.  If you contact Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA while you believe abuse may still be occurring, the legal team here can help you take the necessary steps to remove your loved one from danger.

When it comes to investigating abuse, an experienced lawyer can be essential.  Nursing homes are notoriously good at obscuring details and not providing a full picture of an abusive event.  The right attorney will collect evidence, retain experts, and build a case against those responsible for any injury or mistreatment.

Finally, hiring a lawyer with experience handling nursing home abuse cases is important.  Elder abuse lawsuits can involve both federal and state laws, medical and non-medical evidence and experts, uncooperative witnesses, and many other components.  Retaining a firm like Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA ensures that your trial attorneys have the experienced needed to understand the ins and outs of your loved one’s case.

Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA | Cleveland Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers

When you need to stand up for your loved ones, you need a tough attorney on your side.  Contact Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA if you believe your elderly relative may be being abused or neglected by a nursing home facility.  Our team will fight for your family and help you receive the compensation to which you may be entitled.

Click below to download a helpful guide to nursing home abuse.

 Download Nursing Home Abuse Checklist PDF

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