Each year, hundreds of Ohio families file complaints with the Attorney General alleging that a loved one was abused in a nursing home. It’s a cruel situation that no one expects. We know you thought you put your loved one in the best facility possible.
But, sadly, this unfair and inhumane treatment occurs even at the most reputable nursing homes.
If a member of your family has been abused in a nursing home, the attorneys at Plevin & Gallucci may be able to help. Our experienced attorneys are committed to holding nursing homes accountable for the care – or lack of care – at their facilities.
Case evaluations are always free and without obligation. To talk with an attorney about what has happened to your loved one, call us today at 855-475-3846 or fill out the form on this page.
Abuse Is Shockingly Common
About one in three nursing homes in the U.S. was cited for violating federal standards during a three-year span examined by the National Center on Elder Abuse. Almost one in 10 nursing homes was cited for violations that placed residents in danger of death or serious injury.
Abuse can take many forms, including:
- Physical abuse, such as hitting, pushing or slapping
- Financial exploitation
- Emotional abuse
- Neglecting medical duties
- Sexual abuse
The Legal Rights of Nursing Home Residents
Nursing homes that receive Medicare or Medicaid funding must follow a number of rules designed to protect nursing home residents. Ohio also has its own set of similar laws, as well.
The legal responsibilities of nursing homes include:
- Promoting each resident’s quality of life
- Treating each resident with dignity and respect
- Ensuring that nursing staff is “sufficient”
- Preventing the deterioration of a resident’s ability to communicate, walk, bathe, dress and use the bathroom
When nursing homes fail to live up to these regulations, it means more than a citation. It means that someone’s elderly spouse, mother, father, brother or sister was mistreated or injured when they were most vulnerable. That is morally and legally wrong.
We Fight Abuse & Neglect in Ohio Nursing Homes
For more than 40 years, Plevin & Gallucci has stood up for Ohio residents who have been injured through no fault of their own in medical facilities, workplaces and accidents of all kinds. As attorneys, it is our job to protect the vulnerable.
By taking legal action, you are demanding accountability from the nursing home facility that allegedly abused your loved one. By filing a lawsuit, you send the message that abusive behavior will not be tolerated.
Call us today at 855-475-3846 or fill out the form on this page to talk with us about your options. We want to help your family.