Toledo, Ohio Law Firm Helping Nursing Home Negligence Victims
Making the decision to move a loved one to a nursing home can be a difficult and emotional one. Selecting a nursing home usually involves placing a certain amount of trust in the institution that they look out for the welfare of your loved one. When this trust has been violated due to nursing home abuse and neglect, it is critical that you seek out an attorney who can advise you of your rights and remedies.
Dealing with nursing home abuse and neglect is a sensitive issue that requires a compassionate attorney who will look out for your family’s needs as well as the loved one in the nursing home. At Lafferty, Gallagher & Scott, LLC, we have been handling these types of cases in Toledo and throughout Ohio since 1973, and we believe that not only is it our job to hold the nursing home responsible for the injuries they have caused their residents, but to make sure it does not happen again. If you think a loved one has suffered an injury from nursing home abuse or neglect, contact our office today to schedule a free consultation with one of our attorneys.
The lawyers in our firm can assist you in any type of nursing home abuse and neglect claim involving issues such as:
- Medication errors
- Peg tube infections, improper use
- Failure to monitor residents, resulting in falls and patients wandering away
Often, nursing homes are under-staffed and residents do not receive the attention or care required. This can result in many of the above mentioned injuries. Since staff may be inadequate to attend to all the needs of the residents, elder neglect may occur. Sadly, this includes failure to change bedding after an accident and leaving the resident steeped in it for a long period of time. Not all employees are trained to handle residents that have become disoriented or have dementia or Alzheimer’s disease.
Many patients are supposed to be treated and seen regularly by a doctor. The staff doctor may not spend time with the actual patient, instead opting to merely review their chart. This can result in improper medication being administered or care being prescribed. Our attorneys also handle these instances of medical malpractice which may be a component of your nursing home abuse and neglect case.
We know that is it important not only to recover compensation for the injuries your loved ones have sustained due to nursing home abuse and neglect, but it’s also important to help them restore their dignity by holding the negligent parties responsible for their actions and making sure corrective action is taken. Our lawyers are here to help you seek justice. Contact us to schedule a free consultation and let us fight for you.
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