Ohio Nursing Home Abuse / Negligence & Elder Abuse Law
Few Ohio personal injury cases are as tragic as those that involve nursing home abuse and neglect. When residents of nursing homes and assisted living facilities become victims of physical, emotional, sexual or financial abuse, they are robbed of their right to live out their final years in dignity and safety. As an experienced Ohio personal injury law firm, Wright & Schulte LLC has earned a formidable reputation for holding negligent and abusive nursing homes, as well as their staff, accountable for the injuries and misery they cause. Our Ohio nursing home abuse lawyers always put the injured first, and aggressively work to restore the rights and dignity of abused and neglected nursing home residents throughout the state. If someone you love was mistreated in a nursing home or assisted living facility, the Ohio nursing home abuse lawyers at Wright & Schulte LLC will fight to ensure they are fairly compensated, so that you can focus on getting your loved one the quality care they deserve. To learn more about all of the ways our firm can help, we urge you to contact Wright & Schulte LLC for a free, no obligation Ohio nursing home lawsuit evaluation today.
Ohio Nursing Home Abuse Lawsuits
According to statistics for Ohio, only two other states have more registered nursing homes than the Buckeye State. Unfortunately, a recent study conducted by the Kaiser Foundation found that 88% of Ohio’s 918 assisted living facilities were deficient in some way. While Ohio nursing homes and managed care facilities are highly regulated operations, serious lapses in care do occur. Too often, it is the elderly or disabled residents who pay the price for this deficient care. Residents can suffer painful bed sores, falls, broken bones, and even wrongful death when a nursing home is not properly staffed, or employees are improperly trained. Poor hiring practices can allow staff with criminal records to prey on the elderly. Poorly staffed nursing homes can even create environments where residents are physically or sexually abused at the hands of other residents. Because so much is at stake, victims of Ohio nursing home abuse require and deserve the help of a skilled team of attorneys that will aggressively fight to protect their interests. Our Ohio medical malpractice lawyers are able to collaborate closely with medical experts to prove these complex cases. The Ohio nursing home abuse lawyers at Wright Schulte aren’t afraid to take on the large nursing home chains, or their big insurance companies. Wright & Schulte LLC won’t let an insurance company pressure you into accepting a nursing home abuse settlement that is anything less than fair. And we’ll be ready to go to trial should the nursing home or its insurance company refuse to deal with your loved one’s claim in good faith.
Not all types of abuse are physical, and not all abuse results in visible injuries. Common types of elderly abuse in nursing homes are:
- sexual abuse
- psychological and emotional abuse
- physical abuse
Families and friends of nursing home residents should be aware of the signs and indications of abuse. These include:
- any injury that cannot be promptly explained
- unusual bruises
- sexually transmitted disease
- out of the ordinary financial requests
- sudden changes in attitude or appetite
Ohio Nursing Home Abuse Lawsuit Evaluations
If an elderly person you care about was the victim of nursing home abuse or neglect, and you’re looking for an Ohio nursing home abuse injury law firm that will guarantee the caring, personalized and loyal representation you deserve, please do not hesitate to contact Wright & Schulte LLC today. But please keep in mind that there are strict limitations for filing a nursing home abuse lawsuit. If you miss a deadline, your claim will be denied, so it’s important you act quickly. For a free, no obligation legal evaluation of your case, simply fill out the online form on the right, or give Wright & Schulte LLC a call, at (937)-222-7477.
Medicaid is a combined federal and state program that assists persons who are unable to pay for medical care. If an individual is eligible, Medicaid covers all necessary medical services, including long-term nursing care.
More and more middle class families are being threatened with impoverishment due to nursing care costs. For those who have not been able to secure long-term care insurance, Medicaid has become an important resource. Medicaid is considered to be one of the most complex laws in the country, made even more so because each state has its own interpretation of the law and its own method of applying the law to its residents. Eligibility rules vary by state.
The professionals at the Law Offices of Wright & Schulte LLC can assist Medicaid applicants through what can be a confusing and time-consuming process. Just give us a call to make an appointment!