Nursing Home Neglect

Nursing home abuse and neglect are a growing problem in the U.S. In fact, this issue recently made news headlines after cases of elderly abuse were uncovered in several nursing home facilities right here in Ohio. If a member of your family has been the victim of nursing home abuse or neglect, contact the Dayton nursing home attorneys at Elk & Elk Co., Ltd., right away.

There may come a time when each of us will have to sit down with our elderly loved ones to discuss their options for long-term care. This can be a very stressful time for families, and the last thing anyone should have to worry about is entrusting their grandparents, parents, aunts or uncles to the care of abusive and negligent caregivers.

Standing up for victims of nursing home neglect

Nursing home abuse and neglect are issues that may affect each of our families at some point. Elderly abuse is happening more often in the U.S., with tens of thousands of elderly Americans being abused every year. In Ohio, more than 1,700 nurse's aides were recently accused of abusing elderly patients in more than 600 nursing home facilities across the state, the Ohio Department of Health reported.

Don't let your loved one get taken advantage of by a neglectful caregiver. Trust the experience, resources and dedication of Elk & Elk to fight for your loved one's rights and make sure they are treated fairly. Call us at 937-353-4305.

About nursing home neglect

Residents at many long-term care facilities receive excellent care, but there are still far too many cases of mistreatment and neglect at many homes. Nursing homes may be understaffed and their employees may be underpaid and inadequately trained. This creates a risk of physical, emotional, financial and sexual harm to residents. Abused and neglected nursing home patients may suffer:

  • Bedsores
  • Broken bones
  • Bruises
  • Psychological trauma
  • Death

A team of injury professionals committed to supporting you

If your loved one has been a victim of nursing home abuse, you can receive the benefits of a law firm with over 50 years of experience representing people who have been injured by other people's negligence.

Elk & Elk has the resources to take insurance companies, big corporations and their defense attorneys. Our lawyers work with a team of nurses and medical personnel, forensic investigators, accountants, life care consultants and other experts to help prove your case. We do not charge you any costs up front.

Call for a free consultation if you suspect nursing home neglect

Like other medical care providers, nurse's aides must follow federal laws and other regulations. When an aide or another long-term caregiver or other neglects or abuses your loved one, he or she should be held responsible.

Take the first step today. Call 1-800-ELK-OHIO (1-800-355-6446) for a free consultation with an Ohio personal injury attorney at Elk & Elk. You can also contact us online.