Nursing homes are accountable for the care of their residents. If you suspect that a loved one in nursing home care is the victim of abuse or neglect, don’t hesitate to report your suspicions of these activities. Ohio law protects seniors from abuse, neglect, and exploitation.
An estimated 2.1 million seniors are victims of some form of abuse each year in the United States alone. What’s even more shocking is that many more cases of nursing home abuse and neglect go unreported. Understaffed and poorly operated nursing homes cause injury and death to many elderly residents.
At Jones Law Group, we believe that it is the responsibility of legal professionals to seek justice for the most vulnerable members of our society. Our nursing home abuse and neglect attorneys stand up to nursing homes that violate residents’ rights. A nursing home may be held responsible for its negligence in hiring, training, and supervising employees as well as for the acts of its employees.
Any suspected abuse, neglect, or exploitation, whether against a loved one or another resident, should be reported to the Ohio Department of Health, the Ohio Attorney General’s Patient Abuse or Neglect system, or your local Ombudsman office. Be prepared to provide specific information, such as the name of the victim, the name of the facility and location, the date and time of the incident, and the names of any witnesses.
If you see an elder being abused, don’t hesitate to report it. Don’t assume that someone else is going to resolve the situation. Many seniors don’t report nursing home abuse because they fear retaliation from the abuser. If someone is in immediate danger, call 911 or the local police for help. If you have been the victim of abuse, neglect, or exploitation, tell a doctor, friend, or family member that you can trust.
Although the laws governing elder abuse provide victims with various avenues for recovery, proving a case of verbal, emotional, or physical abuse or neglect can be challenging. That’s why it’s critical to hire an attorney who has extensive knowledge and experience with elder abuse and neglect laws. The elder abuse attorneys at Jones Law Group in Columbus, Ohio work tirelessly to review clients’ medical records to completely understand their injuries and determine exactly how nursing homes have failed to meet their obligations.
Your elderly loved ones have the right to be safe and protected from abuse and neglect. At Jones Law Group, we pride ourselves on being advocates for victims of elder abuse and neglect injuries. Call (614) 545-9998 or contact us online to arrange a consultation with one of our experienced and knowledgeable elder abuse and neglect lawyers. We can offer you advice on how to best protect your legal rights and discuss your legal options with you.
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