What To Do After A Nursing Home Injury
Reporting a Nursing Home Injury
Nursing homes often hand over the primary care of vulnerable patients to the lowest paid, least qualified workers in our community. This corporate negligence puts residents at serious risk of injury from abuse or neglect.
State and federal laws outline the responsibilities of administrators and the rights of residents in Ohio nursing homes. Lawyers at our Cleveland firm, Dennis Seaman & Associates, help clients who have suffered injuries as a result of disregard for these laws.
Report a nursing home injury at the first opportunity
If you know of a nursing home, assisted living, senior-care facility, or home-care injury resulting from neglect or abuse, the first and most important consideration, is the safety of that patient. You must report the injury to the appropriate state agency at the first opportunity, and get the necessary help. If you would like to consult with an attorney at our firm, contact our Cleveland office to arrange a free consultation with a nursing home attorney. We will advise you on how to protect the resident and whether any injury claim should be filed.
Nursing homes have corporate lawyers – do you have an advocate?
Nursing homes are businesses, first and foremost. Our attorneys often trace patient injuries to understaffing, lack of proper training and supervision of staff, and the failure of the nursing home to invest in available equipment to prevent falls and fractures, wandering, bedsores, and other injuries. We provide the skilled and determined advocacy every vulnerable member of our community deserves. Our well-established Cleveland personal injury firm has the resources necessary to perform an effective investigation and pursue a claim on behalf of injured parties.
At Dennis Seaman & Associates, our lawyers have extensive experience in identifying nursing home negligence and recovering compensation for the victims.* Our Northeast Ohio lawyers represent clients throughout Ohio, including the communities of Cleveland, Lorain, Akron, Canton, Painesville, Columbus, Cincinnati, Toledo, Dayton, Youngstown, and Parma. We are also long-standing members of the American Association for Justice, and as such, we are connected to a nationwide network of attorneys.
Due to the strict one year time limit on reporting a case of neglect or abuse, it is extremely important to consult with an attorney as soon as you have cause. Call: 216 696-1080 or e-mail our Cleveland office to arrange a free consultation with an experienced nursing home lawyer.