Federal Elder Justice Task Force Takes Aim at Negligent Ohio Nursing Homes

Posted by Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA on Apr 2, 2016 6:00:00 PM

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New Task Force May Help Prevent Ohio Nursing Home Injuries

Nursing home injury lawyers in Ohio have a new ally in the fight against negligent and harmful nursing homes and long-term care facilities. On Wednesday, the U.S. Department of Justice announcedthe launch of ten Elder Justice Task Forces—teams that will unite federal, state, and local officials in an effort to take action against nursing homes that mistreat residents. The Southern District of Ohio is among the ten regions where the Task Forces will be implemented.

Nursing Home Injuries in Ohio are Common, Dangerous, and Potentially Fatal

It should be clear from the creation of these Task Forces that what we have toldreaders before is true. Senior citizens, the disabled, and anyone relying on nursing home care count on a facility to provide a safe and healthy environment. But a staggering number of Ohio nursing home injuries continue to occur because facilities and their employees provide substandard care, either negligently or in some cases intentionally.

As noted by Acting Associate Attorney General Stuart F. Delery, “[A]ll too often we have found nursing home owners or operators who put their own economic gain before the needs of their residents.” As nursing home injury lawyers in Ohio, the team at Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA has known this to be true for some time and has helped clients victimized by this “profits before people” mentality of negligent nursing homes.

All Injured Parties Should Contact a Nursing Home Injury Lawyer in Ohio

While residents and their loved ones can be hopeful about the progress the Ohio Elder Justice Task Force will make, it is important to remember that government action is frequently responsive, not preventative. Even assuming the success of this task force, many innocent individuals will continue to sustain nursing home injuries due to malpractice, negligence, or the intentional acts of nursing home officials and employees.

If you or a loved one have suffered a personal injury in a nursing home or extended care facility, contact a nursing home injury lawyer in Ohio. Our trial team is available now to offer you a free consultation.

Topics: nursing home injuries