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Types Of Nursing Home Abuse

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Nursing home abuse and neglect cases can cover a wide range. Sometimes, these cases involve abuse by employees or staff members at the facility. Other times, fellow nursing home residents may be the ones abusing your loved one. Whatever type of nursing home abuse case your family is dealing with, we’re here to help you demand justice for your family member.

Our Columbus Ohio nursing home abuse attorneys at Mani Ellis & Layne, PLLC, know what’s at stake. That’s why we want to help. We’re familiar with the warning signs of nursing home abuse. We know how to identify them and hold nursing homes accountable for their actions. That’s why we can have a strong track record of success.

Our law firm’s partners each belong to the invitation-only Million Dollar and Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forums based on the settlements and verdicts we have secured for injury victims and their families. In addition, our three main attorneys have received an AV Preeminent® rating in personal injury law in the Martindale-Hubbell® legal directory. Experience matters – and so does your case.

What are common nursing home abuse cases?

Nursing home abuse cases can cover a wide range. Some of the most common – and most serious – types of nursing abuse cases we handle at our law firm involve:

Is this what happened to your loved one? Or are you dealing with a different type of nursing home abuse claim? Whatever the circumstances, you can count on our law firm to help you demand justice for your family.

What makes nursing home abuse cases so complicated?

Many nursing home abuse cases may seem straightforward at first. Many of them turn out to be more complicated than people expect. Some of the reasons why include:

  • Nursing home employee or facility denies doing anything wrong
  • Nursing home claims your loved one’s injury was an accident
  • Nursing home refuses to cooperate with the investigation
  • Nursing home’s insurance company denies your injury claim

We know the legal challenges families often face when it comes to nursing home abuse – and know how to overcome them. We have years of experience investigating nursing homes. We know what to look for and how to deal with nursing homes in these cases. Often, nursing homes agree to cooperate with us once they realize we’re serious about your case. If not, we will not hesitate to file a nursing home abuse lawsuit on your behalf.

Nursing home abuse is a crime. We can demand justice for you. Contact us.

The stakes are high when it comes to nursing home abuse cases. Depending on the severity of your loved one’s injury, their claim could be worth thousands or even millions of dollars. Nursing homes know this. That’s why they often take strong legal action to defend their actions.

We can fight back for you. We have a well-earned reputation for being aggressive, results-oriented attorneys who demand justice. Contact our law firm and schedule your free case evaluation with a dedicated Columbus nursing home abuse lawyer at Mani Ellis & Layne, PLLC.

Physical abuse

Nursing home physical abuse can take many different forms – from nursing home employees hitting or slapping residents, to fellow residents abusing your loved one. These violent attacks can have serious consequences, including broken bones, fractures and internal injuries. The psychological toll of physical abuse can also last long after the physical injuries have healed. That’s why it’s critical that you seek immediate medical attention for physical abuse, then contact our law firm to learn more about your family’s legal options.

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Verbal abuse

Nursing home abuse isn’t just physical. Staff members or fellow residents yelling or teasing someone living in a nursing home can have serious health consequences. These incidents can be very traumatic and cause psychological harm. In some cases, nursing home residents who are verbally abused become depressed or stop eating due to being depressed. We understand the seriousness of verbal abuse cases and we truly want to help.

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Emotional abuse

Emotional or psychological abuse in nursing homes can cover a wide range – from nursing home employees taunting or teasing residents, to fellow residents making fun of someone. The psychological harm of these incidents can be serious, especially if someone is being harassed or teased on a regular basis. Our nursing home abuse attorneys can thoroughly investigate your claim and help you hold the facility accountable for these actions.

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Sexual abuse

One of the most serious types of abuse cases we deal with at our law firm, sexual abuse of nursing home residents is a criminal matter that needs to be taken seriously right from the start. Our attorneys can be your family’s legal advocate in cases involving allegations of rape, sexual assault and other criminal matters. The police can and should investigate these crimes. Our law firm can make sure your family’s demands for justice are heard loud and clear.

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Financial exploitation

Because nursing homes regularly charge residents fees for a wide range of services, some nursing homes take advantage of these situations and exploit residents financially. From overcharging for services to double billing or billing for services never performed by the nursing home, financial exploitation is a serious crime. As your attorney, we can investigate these allegations, take legal action if necessary against the nursing home and demand the compensation your family deserves.

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Mani Ellis & Layne, PLLC
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Columbus, OH 43215
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