Neglect of a loved one in a nursing home facility is unacceptable. Unfortunately, it occurs with alarming frequency in Ohio and across the country. If your loved one has suffered because of the negligence of a nursing home facility or its staff, you need a nursing home neglect lawyer to help protect your parent or relative from further mistreatment.
What Is Nursing Home Neglect?
Any type of mistreatment of patients and residents in a nursing home facility is wrong, and may be actionable under Ohio law. Intentional abuse and malpractice in the extended care environment should be addressed with the help of an attorney.
Perhaps the most pervasive form of elder mistreatment, though, is nursing home neglect. Neglect occurs when a facility and its staff fail to provide the reasonable level of care required to protect the health and safety of patients and residents.