Personal Injury | Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers
Charleston, WV and Columbus, OH

Preventable Nursing Home Accidents

Lawyers holding negligent parties accountable

If you have a loved one who is a resident in a West Virginia or Ohio nursing home, you have good reasons to be concerned about the quality of care and treatment provided by these facilities. Some injuries, illnesses or health conditions are unavoidable, but others are a direct result of abuse or negligence. The nursing home abuse attorneys at Mani Ellis & Layne, PLLC fight for the rights of residents.

Food, medication and a place to sleep are not enough to maintain physical and mental well-being. Injuries and illness must be diagnosed and treated, wounds cleaned and dressed, and the resident should have easy access and transport to activities or daily walks. Residents often need assistance with routine tasks such as bathing and dressing. A lack of attention to everyday human needs can cause a resident to become unhappy, depressed or withdrawn and lead to a shortened life.

Medical supervision, hygienic surroundings, interesting activities, nutritious meals and respectful, friendly treatment are usually promised by a nursing home. But they don't always live up to these promises. It is crucial to every resident that a lack of proper care is quickly reported.

Know the signs of a preventable accident or injury

There are several common signs and types of nursing home abuse and neglect. Abuse can be physical, verbal, emotional, sexual or financial. Neglect can be physical, emotional or medical. Some of the actions you can take to prevent this type of abuse or neglect include:

  • Making regularly scheduled - and unscheduled - visits to see your loved one.
  • Talking to your loved one about his or her health and well-being.
  • Finding out if your relative is getting along with everyone or is having problems.
  • Keeping your eyes open for signs of neglect or mistreatment.
  • Closely monitoring your loved one's bank accounts and other assets.
  • Keeping valuables locked away or safely secured off-site.
  • Reporting any instances of suspected abuse at once.

Our firm has been fighting for the rights of nursing home and assisted living residents and obtaining generous jury awards and settlements for nursing home abuse and neglect for many years. Residents deserve respect and should not have to suffer abuse or neglect. We understand the laws governing proper care and are prepared to take on corporations that have failed to meet the expected standards.

If you think a loved one has experienced abuse or neglect in a nursing home or assisted living facility, contact our Central Ohio law firm today for a free consultation. One of our attorneys will review your case, explain your options and answer any questions you have.

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