For many families, it can be hard to put a family member into the care of a nursing home facility. Constant attention, medical expertise, and other needs can make it nearly impossible to keep a family member in their home or yours.
Even if you do your due diligence in finding the right nursing home for your loved one, abuse can still happen to your loved one. When it does, you need to stop it quickly.
Our vulnerable family members can fall victim to incompetence, cruelty, and callousness under the wrong care. It can be heartbreaking to learn that a person you trusted has been abusing your family member, but you can do something about it.
Call the team at Ben Crump Law, PLLC, at (800) 712-9119 to talk with us about your loved one’s situation. A Columbus nursing home abuse lawyer is here and wants to hear about your case and develop a plan that might help you win financial compensation.
Why Nursing Home Abuse Can Go Unreported
A patient in a nursing home requires help with everyday activities and medical needs. They might be unable to bathe on their own, cook their own food, or remember how often to take medications.
According to the Ohio Department of Health, there are nearly 1,000 licensed or certified nursing home facilities in the state. The state takes steps to maintain a certain level of care in these facilities, but abuse cases can still happen.
The resident of a nursing home is often in no position to fight back against abuse. Sadly, they may not even be in a position to tell anyone what is happening at the facility. They may not realize that what is happening to them truly is abuse, or they could believe that speaking up will only burden their loved ones more.
We know you care for your loved one and want to see them treated with dignity and respect. If you believe your family member is the victim of abuse as a nursing home, the time to act is now.
A Columbus nursing home abuse lawyer can investigate your claims and build your case for a lawsuit to help you recover financial awards for the suffering you and your family have been through. Injuries, disease, psychological harm, and financial hardship can all result from nursing home abuse. You can seek compensation for whichever damages you have taken on, and your case could help stop the abuse of other residents.
Ohio Administrative Code (OAC) §3701-64 defines abuse in long-term facilities as sexual, physical, or psychological by any person working in the facility. Neglect and abandonment are other forms of abuse that residents of nursing homes can suffer.
If you or your loved one has been subject to any type of abuse by anyone in a nursing home in the Columbus, Ohio, area, we have a lawyer to help. Our lawyers are serving the area and know the law. While you do the work of finding a new facility or working with your current nursing home, let us work on your case.
Just as you had the responsibility of finding appropriate care for your loved one, it is also a responsibility to make sure an abuser is stopped. It can be hard to imagine continuing care for your family member and starting a lawsuit, but the team at Ben Crump Law, PLLC, can go to work for you. Call us today.
For a free legal consultation with a nursing home abuse lawyer serving Columbus, call (800) 712-9119
Abuse Comes in Many Forms
It can be hard to spot abuse. Sometimes the abuser convinces that victim that they are at fault, making it even harder to find out what is really going on. Catching physical abuse happening may be easy. Anyone could directly witness this abuse, whether it is another resident, a nursing home employee, a visitor, or you. Other forms of abuse, however, can be much more challenging to pinpoint.
We all know that hitting, kicking, or otherwise physically abusing another person is wrong, even criminal. A nursing home resident deserves a high level of care, which includes receiving help with taking medicines properly, getting help with eating or walking as needed, and having clean surroundings. Ignoring calls for help or leaving a resident to do something they are not physically able to do is still abuse.
People can develop physical symptoms, such as bed sores or infections, and mental symptoms, such as depression or anxiety, due to neglect or abuse.
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Start the Process Now
You do not want to wait too long to file your case. In Ohio, the statute of limitations for most personal injury or personal property damage is two years, according to Ohio Revised Code (ORC) §2305.10.
If your family member died as a result of abuse in a nursing home facility, you have two years to file a wrongful death lawsuit, according to ORC §2125. This includes both death by a wrongful act or through neglect.
Ben Crump Law, PLLC, is serving the Columbus, Ohio, area, and we can tell you whether your case falls within the statute of limitations. Give us a call today to set up your free case review.
You Can Talk with Us During a Free Consultation
You or a loved one has suffered enough at the hands of an abusive caregiver. It is not right that you should suffer more. When you work with our team, you can rest assured that we are looking out for you and your loved one. We can work with you to put together a case to help you seek compensation.
A Columbus nursing home abuse lawyer from Ben Crump Law, PLLC, is ready to join your team. Call for a free consultation at (800) 712-9119. We can help you seek financial awards for your losses. You will not owe us any money unless we win your lawsuit. We can advise you further once we have reviewed the details of your situation, so contact us today.