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How To Report Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect

Our experienced Columbus OH attorneys explain

Do you suspect your loved one is a victim of nursing home abuse and neglect in the Columbus, Ohio area? If so, it’s critical that your take action right away. Otherwise, the abuse or neglect could continue. Your loved one’s injuries or illness could get worse. Other nursing home residents could suffer from similar abuse or neglect, as well.

That’s why our Columbus, OH nursing home abuse lawyers at Mani Ellis & Layne, PLLC, want to meet with you. We know how to investigate nursing home abuse and neglect cases. We know what evidence to look for. We know how to deal with state and federal government agencies that often investigate these allegations in Columbus.

There’s no room for error when it comes to complex legal cases. Nursing homes know this. That’s why they often do everything they can to deny doing anything wrong. The stakes are high and as your attorney, we can help you file a report with the proper agency investigating your allegation and work with you to hold the nursing home accountable for its actions.

What should I do if I suspect nursing home abuse in Ohio?

Every nursing home abuse or neglect case often presents its own unique challenges. In many cases, there are certain steps you should take when it comes to many nursing home abuse or neglect cases in Ohio, including:

  • Seek medical attention – Your loved one’s health and well-being should your top priority. If they have not been examined recently by a medical professional, make sure a doctor examines them right away.
  • Inform the nursing home – Tell the nursing home you believe your loved one is being neglected or abused in their facility. You can do so verbally, in writing or both. If you’re not sure who to talk to at the nursing home, ask a staff member or simply contact our law firm. We can help you every step of the way.
  • Contact the police – If you suspect a crime has taken place, you should report your concerns to the local police department. Don’t simply leave the investigation up to the nursing home. If a crime has been committed, the police should be involved.
  • Report the abuse – Call the Ohio Department of Health’s Complaint Unit, which will pass your complaint onto Ohio’s Bureau of Survey and Certification, the state agency responsible for investigating nursing home abuse and neglect complaints. You can reach the Complaint Unit by calling (800) 342-0553 or (800) 669-3534.
  • Contact our law firm – There are many ways that our lawyers can help you with your neglect or abuse case. The sooner you talk to an attorney at our law firm, the better.

The clock is running. It’s critical that you take legal action right away if you suspect nursing home abuse or neglect. First and foremost, your loved one’s health and well-being could be at risk. In addition, the sooner you take legal action, the more likely our legal team will be able to find the evidence you need to build the strongest possible legal case.

What makes nursing home abuse or neglect cases so complicated?

Nursing home abuse or neglect claims often turn out to be very complex legal cases for many different reasons, including:

  • The nursing home denies doing anything wrong.
  • The nursing home claims your family member made up the allegations.
  • The nursing home has an attorney or an entire team of lawyers defending its actions.
  • The nursing home refuses to cooperate with the abuse or neglect investigation.
  • The nursing home hides or destroys evidence related to your abuse or neglect allegation.
  • The nursing home’s insurance company denies your family’s claim.

We don’t play games at Mani Ellis & Layne, PLLC. We take these allegations seriously right from the start and we’re prepared to vigorously fight for your family’s rights.

Get a Columbus nursing home abuse lawyer who will fight for you. Contact us.

The legal challenges facing families dealing with nursing home abuse or neglect can be daunting. We can help you report your neglect or abuse allegation and make sure your complaint receives the attention it rightfully deserves. Contact Mani Ellis & Layne, PLLC and schedule your free case evaluation. Our Columbus nursing home abuse attorneys want to help you demand justice.

Charleston, WV

Mani Ellis & Layne, PLLC
10 Hale St Suite 501
Charleston, WV 25301
Phone: (304) 720-1000

Columbus, OH

Mani Ellis & Layne, PLLC
20 E Broad St Suite 1000
Columbus, OH 43215
Phone: (614) 587-8423