Nursing Home Injury & Neglect Attorney
Akron & Canton, Ohio
Entrusting loved ones in the care of a nursing home or long-term care facility is often frightening and filled with uncertainties. Although you try to select an Akron or Canton, Ohio facility that maintains a reputation for quality care, many times elderly patients suffer from nursing home neglect or nursing home injuries in these facilities.
Nursing home neglect, which is a subset of elder abuse and neglect, can be the result of many things, including:
- Failing to properly monitor the patient
- Failing to note changes in the patient's condition such as not eating, skin breakdown and change in mental status, and
- Failing to take precautions to prevent injuries like falls and fractures
Inadequate staffing of these nursing home facilities can often times be the cause of neglect and falls.
Ohio has enacted laws, entitled the “Resident’s Bill of Rights” that state facilities can be held accountable to the patient and/or their family if the resident’s rights are violated. This includes failing to protect patients from nursing home abuse from staff and other residents.
If you are concerned that your loved one has experienced injury, neglect or abuse in a nursing home, you should consult a nursing home injury attorney immediately to investigate the matter, as there are strict time limitations for pursuing these types of cases.
Nursing home injury and neglect attorney, Angela T. Vagotis, represents Akron & Canton, Ohio nursing home patients and their families in matters of abuse, injury and nursing home neglect.
Contact Angela at 330-456-4122 or fill out this form for help with your nursing home claim.
Carefully investigating and vetting facilities before placing a loved one can help decrease the chances of abuse or neglect. Click here to read our tips on how to assess long-term care facilities.