Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect in Cincinnati
How a Cincinnati Personal Injury Lawyer Can Help
As the American population continues to age and the number of nursing homes
and elder care facilities rises, the incidence of abuse and neglect of
elderly Americans in substandard nursing homes has increased. Additionally,
a surprising number of Americans who are not elderly require extended
nursing home care to recover from surgery, joint replacement or traumatic injuries.
Although many state and federal laws regulate nursing home operation, the
proliferation of nursing homes and a lack of resources cause nursing homes
to provide a standard of care that is far below acceptable in some cases.
Incidents involving abuse and neglect can range from physical abuse and
violence to a failure to provide basic care to nursing home residents.
Overmedication, dehydration, infection, fall injuries and even death occur
when nursing facilities are understaffed or simply do not meet acceptable
If you or a loved one has become a victim of nursing home abuse, you need
the advocacy and counsel of a Cincinnati personal injury attorney at The
Moore Law Firm.
Elements of Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect
Direct physical violence inflicted upon a nursing home resident is only
one of the many types of abusive and neglectful actions that may occur.
While in a substandard nursing home, staff members may simply be neglectful
to patients, which can result in bedsores, infection, dehydration and
depression. In an attempt to manage a large nursing home population with
insufficient staff, nursing home staff members also may take inappropriate
abusive actions against residents such as excessively medicating and using
inappropriate restraints. Overworked and under-qualified staff members
frequently cause conditions that lead to serious injury.
Documenting Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect
While abuse and neglect can create many serious medical conditions for
nursing home residents, there also are legitimate causes of those conditions.
Therefore, it is important to immediately address any perceived incidences
of abuse or neglect with nursing home staff, insist that the resident
receive medical attention right away and document any physical injuries
through photographs, medical reports and detailed written notes. Capturing
and preserving all the evidence is an essential foundation to holding
a negligent facility fully accountable.
Top-Rated Cincinnati Nursing Home Abuse Attorneys
more than 40 years of experience representing victims of nursing home neglect and abuse,
Donald C. Moore, Jr. and
Daniel N. Moore can provide you with the advice and guidance you need for a
personal injury or
wrongful death elder abuse claim. We can not only provide you with a full case assessment,
but also present you with all available legal options.
Contact our firm now for a
free initial consultation to discuss the case, whether you have evidence or if you are merely concerned
that elder abuse may be occurring.