Was Your Elderly Parent Abused or Injured?
The sad truth of many nursing homes is that the people hired to care for your loved one aren't qualified or motivated to do so. If you suspect that your family member was physically or sexually abused, injured through negligence, or deteriorated or died because of neglect, our law firm offers swift action and aggressive legal advocacy. Willis, Willis & Rizzi Co., L.P.A. has won monetary damages for nursing home injury and abuse, and our intervention has also forced care centers to change their hiring practices and improve the quality of care.
Our Akron lawyers have brought abuse and neglect claims against nursing homes and assisted living facilities in Summit County and surrounding counties of Northeast Ohio. Contact us today for a free consultation.
Pursue Compensation for Injury, Abuse & Neglect
We will pursue compensation and other remedies for:
Physical assault by staff members
Sexual assault by staff, residents or "guests"
Emotional abuse or punishment
Excessive restraint or over-sedation
Falling accidents from lack of supervision or assistance
Painful bed sores from failure to turn patients
Malnutrition and dehydration
Undiagnosed medical conditions and infections
The harm occurs in many ways, but the common thread is understaffed facilities and management that turns a blind eye to mistreatment. Nursing home jobs are low-paying and do not attract high-quality employees. A disturbing number of these employees have criminal records, but are hired anyway to meet state-mandated staffing minimums. Our investigation includes background checks on staffers, prior lawsuits, review of any sanctions by the Department of Health and reports by a state-appointed ombudsman who advocates for nursing care/assisted care patients.
Remedies for Nursing Home Injury
Our attorneys will help arrange for alternative care for your loved one if you believe that the abuse or neglect goes deeper than the actions of one "bad apple." We pursue monetary damages for medical intervention and counseling, and for the pain and suffering and loss of human dignity. If there is a bigger pattern of abuse, we can also seek punitive damages or an injunction to shut the facility down. See our Case Results in personal injury.