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Types Of Nursing Home Neglect

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Nursing home neglect cases can cover a wide range. Many injuries or illnesses often occur due to nursing home employees neglecting to properly care for elderly residents. Circumstances surrounding each case can often be very different. That’s why it’s critical that you have an experienced nursing home abuse and neglect lawyer on your side, investigating your claim.

Our Columbus nursing home neglect attorneys at Mani Ellis & Layne, PLLC, can help you every step of the way. We know how to investigate complicated cases. We know how the legal system works in Ohio. We thoroughly understand the state and federal laws governing nursing home neglect. We’re familiar with the warning signs of nursing home neglect. We will not rest until justice is served.

What are common nursing home neglect cases?

Nursing home neglect cases that result in serious injuries or illnesses can be very challenging. That’s because these cases often involve nursing home employees not doing something, resulting in harm to a nursing home resident. These cases often involve:

This is just a small sampling of some of the nursing home neglect cases we deal with at our law firm in Ohio. There are many other types of incidents, and in each case, our law firm will work tirelessly to demand justice for your family, including wrongful death claims involving nursing home neglect.

What makes nursing home neglect cases complicated?

Nursing home neglect claims often turn out to be very complicated legal cases for a wide range of reasons, including:

  • Nursing home denies neglecting your loved one
  • Nursing home claims your loved one’s injury or illness could not be prevented
  • Nursing home refuses to provide evidence related to your loved one’s injury or illness
  • Nursing home’s insurance company rejects your claim

We understand the challenges families often face when it comes to nursing home neglect. That’s why we have such a strong track record of success. We know how to deal with nursing homes, insurance companies and the attorneys that represent them. Many agree to cooperate with us, but if a nursing home refuses to do so, we will not hesitate to file a nursing home neglect lawsuit on your behalf. Case results matter here – and so does your loved one’s injury or illness. We have your best interests at heart at Mani Ellis & Layne, PLLC.

Nursing home neglect cases can be complicated. Our Ohio law firm can help.

Don’t underestimate the complexity of your legal case. Make sure you take your loved one’s injury or illness seriously right from the start. Otherwise, your family might not be fairly compensated for your loved one’s injury or illness-related expenses. Worst of all, the neglect may continue and their medical condition could get worse.

Take the first step towards holding the nursing home accountable for your loved one’s injury. Contact us and schedule your free case evaluation with a dedicated Columbus nursing home neglect lawyer at Mani Ellis & Layne, PLLC. You can count on us when it matters most.

Malnutrition

Nursing home residents deserve to eat healthy and nutritious food. They also need to be fed enough food so they don’t experience serious health problems due to starvation or malnutrition. Unfortunately, some nursing homes don’t properly feed residents. Sometimes, it’s because they’re trying to save a few dollars. Other times, it’s because staff members don’t pay attention to whether residents are actually eating their food. Worst of all, some nursing home employees intentionally don’t feed residents as a form of punishment or cruelty. Whatever the circumstances, our law firm can demand justice for your family.

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Dehydration

Nursing home residents suffering from dehydration due to not drinking enough water is a serious problem. Dehydration can cause very serious health problems, including organ failure, heatstroke or seizures. That’s why it’s critical that your loved one receives immediate medical attention if they are suffering from dehydration. It’s also important for our legal team to investigate your dehydration claim as soon as possible. Nursing homes often deny responsibility in these cases. We can thoroughly investigate your claim and find out what really happened.

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Infections

One of the most common – and most serious – nursing home neglect injuries involves infections. Many nursing home infections are the result of unhygienic living conditions or poor medical care at the facility. Either way, your loved one could have an infected cut, infected bed sores, a urinary tract infection (UTI) or even sepsis, a potentially-fatal medical condition due to a severe infection. Tooth decay and other health problems caused by infections are also common. The bottom line is nursing home infections can have serious health consequences. We can help your family demand justice.

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Medication errors

Nursing home medication errors can cover a wide range – from giving the wrong medication to someone, to not giving them their medication or giving them the wrong dosage amount. Whatever the medication error, the consequences can often be very serious. Health complications due to medication errors can cause severe injuries, which can even be fatal in certain circumstances. That’s why it’s critical that nursing homes are held accountable for these neglectful actions.

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Failure to monitor

One of the most important jobs a nursing home has is to carefully monitor residents. Nursing home staff members need to make sure every resident is properly cared for, healthy and not suffering from any serious injuries or illnesses. When nursing homes fail to properly monitor residents, they need to be held accountable for their actions. Our nursing home neglect attorneys can demand justice for your family and thoroughly investigate these claims.

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Charleston, WV 25301
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Columbus, OH

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