Abuse And Neglect In Nursing Homes

In Ohio, nearly 100,000 people live in nursing homes and other long-term care facilities. For many nursing home residents, physical or cognitive health problems can make even everyday tasks like dressing and bathing difficult. Consequently, often these individuals must rely on nursing staff members to provide their basic needs and care, and many are unable to speak up for their rights.

If you have a parent or grandparent who is living at a nursing home whom you suspect is being neglected or abused by staff members, it's important to trust your instincts and to take action to gather evidence that supports your claims.

Holding Negligent Nursing Homes Accountable

Due to the circumstances involved in many nursing home abuse and neglect claims, it can be challenging to prove negligence. Evidence, including a loved one's or an eyewitness's testimony, medical records, photographs and video footage can help prove that a loved one is suffering abuse or neglect.

Telltale signs that a loved one may be the victim of abuse and/or neglect include:

  • Malnutrition
  • Dehydration
  • Broken bones
  • Bruises
  • Infections
  • Bed sores
  • Decline in cognitive health
  • Mood swings
  • Depression

At Rothchild Law Office, personal injury attorney Barry Rothchild will aggressively pursue your nursing home abuse or neglect claim to hold negligent parties accountable, and to recover money for the injuries, pain and suffering and harm your loved one suffered.

Call our Cincinnati law office today at 513-818-0217 or contact us online. All initial consultations are confidential and free, and you don't pay us unless we are successful in settling or winning your case.