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Assisted Living Facilities

West Virginia residents trust our nursing home abuse attorneys

The ability to be as independent as possible is vital to the dignity of an older still-active adult even though they need help with some day-to-day tasks. That's the appeal of assisted living facilities for many people. But these facilities have a responsibility to safeguard the well-being of their residents. Mani Ellis & Layne, PLLC fights for the rights of residents who have been neglected or abused.

Individuals who choose to enter an Assisted Living Facility (ALF) very often pay top dollar for the services they are promised. This living arrangement is supposed to provide more freedom to the resident while still providing supervision and assistance with nutrition, medications and help with daily tasks which may be difficult for the resident, such as dressing and personal grooming. The ALF promises an improved quality of life while still providing for the resident's personal needs.

Having daily assistance with closing zippers and doing up buttons, nutritious meals and other daily necessities, while having trained medical professionals on hand to dispense medications on time provides security to a resident and his or her family. So how does a resident suffer from malnutrition, dehydration, physical abuse or sexual abuse in this professional and caring environment?

Some assisted living facilities leave residents vulnerable to abuse and neglect

High staff turnover and under-staffed conditions can prevent staff from being familiar with individual resident needs. This can mean a lack of proper care and even medication errors. Poor screening methods of prospective employees results in the hiring of unqualified personnel who do not understand the level of care needed by the elderly person.

The abuse or neglect of a senior-whether in a nursing home or an assisted living facility-is not acceptable. Our nursing home abuse attorneys take these cases personally and fight to get justice for clients. We conduct a thorough investigation to find out what really happened and hold negligent and abusive parties accountable.

We also determine the true amount of damages suffered by you and your family. These may include past and future medical expenses, pain and suffering and emotional distress. We are often able to negotiate a favorable settlement with the insurance company. But if the insurance company won't negotiate, we will be prepared for aggressive litigation.

If you or a loved one has suffered abuse or neglect in an assisted living facility, contact us today. One of our attorneys can go over your options and answer your questions during a free consultation.

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