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Elder Abuse Laws Ohio

As nursing home negligence lawyers in Columbus, the team at Henderson & Weatherly provides compassionate counsel for those navigating such claims. We know that understanding nursing home liability laws in Ohio can be difficult. These laws are complex, intricate, and often very confusing. That is why we are here to help you interpret these laws and your legal options following such an incident.

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Resident Rights In Assisted Living

Under Ohio Revised Code 3721.13, assisted living facilities, nursing homes, and similar long-term living facilities can all be held liable for medical neglect, basic needs neglect, and physical or emotional abuse. A doctor, nurse, or another staff member may also be held liable.

Also known as the nursing home residents’ bill of rights, it gives protection to residents of nursing homes. If a resident were to endure harm because of poor care, abuse, or neglect, the nursing home may be liable for a breach of duty to this resident. They could be held accountable for negligently hiring an employee who had a questionable record or had reports of potential elder abuse filed against them previously.

Have questions on nursing home liability? Contact our Columbus nursing home abuse attorneys today at (216) 220-6776.

Signs of Elder Abuse

While nursing homes are designed to provide much-needed care to elderly individuals, they can sometimes fail to meet the necessary standard of care. When this occurs, it can result in devastating injuries, damages, and even long-lasting abuse. While some of these issues may occur due to simply negligence, others could be intentional and malicious. In either case, a nursing home, supervisor, employee, and / or guest may be held liable for the injuries and damages caused.

Some common issues that can arise in nursing homes:

  • Bedsores / ulcers
  • Slip and falls
  • Unexplained injuries
  • Medication errors or over medicating
  • Improper treatment or lack of treatment
  • Abuse (financial, sexual, physical, or emotional)
  • Fraud of any kind
  • Wrongful death

Do you believe your loved one has suffered due to nursing home abuse or negligence? Do not hesitate to reach out for a FREE consultation from our Columbus nursing home attorneys. Call (216) 220-6776 today.

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