Nursing Home Abuse in Ohio
Representation Backed by 20+ Years' Experience
Numerous pieces of legislature exist to protect elderly citizens as they
lose the ability to protect themselves. Despite these laws, life for many
seniors is anything but golden. Nursing home abuse is one of the most
unreported crimes in the nation, as those who are experiencing it are
often unable to report it or do anything to fix this serious problem.
At Lonas, McGonegal, Tsangeos & Struhar, we believe that the voiceless
should be given a voice. For over 20 years, it has been our privilege
to help families give their elderly loved ones the quality of life they
deserve. Our Summit County nursing home abuse lawyers have recovered millions
of dollars in awards for clients and we believe that our legal representation
can make all the difference in the outcome of your case.
What are the different forms of elder abuse?
As people age, they become frailer and more susceptible to being taken
advantage of. The unfortunate truth is that nursing home abuse is due
in large part to this sense of frailness. Although different in every
case, there are broad categories that are common in most elderly abuse cases.
The following forms of nursing home abuse are most customary:
- Physical abuse
- Emotional abuse
- Sexual abuse
- Financial abuse
Many nursing homes are understaffed, which can lead to problems of neglect
and mistreatment. Residents may develop untreated bedsores or be confined
to their room due to a shortage of supervision.
In other cases, financial exploitation can occur. Some caregivers may use
their position of authority to take an elderly citizen's money for
their own or participate in identity theft. Being aware of what is going
on in your loved one's life is half the battle in preventing nursing
Advocacy from a Summit County Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer
It's never easy to accept the fact that your loved one has been experiencing
abuse at the hands of their caregiver. Our firm is here to ensure that
the problem ceases once and for all and that they get the justice they
deserve in such as serious situation.
When you meet with our team, we take the time to address your questions
and concerns before taking any legal action. Once everyone involved feels
comfortable with the legal strategy, we will begin pursuing a claim on
your loved one's behalf.
Call our firm today to schedule your free consultation with us!