Experienced Cleveland And Akron Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect Law Firm
Placing a parent or sibling in a nursing home or long-term care facility is a difficult decision millions of people make each year. When it comes time to make this decision, we reasonably expect that our loved ones will receive appropriate care and that they will not be abused or neglected. In fact, it is illegal in Ohio for a nursing home or its staff to abuse or neglect nursing home residents. Strong state and federal laws exist to protect the rights of nursing home residents and provide the right to sue when your loved one is physically, mentally or financially abused by an Ohio nursing home or its staff members.
If you suspect that your family member has been the victim of nursing home abuse or neglect, you should promptly call experienced Cleveland nursing home abuse and neglect attorney Stephen T. Keefe, Jr., at 216-815-3574 or send us a message here to schedule your free consultation.
Act Before It Is Too Late
Be aware that strict time limits exist for filing a lawsuit after a loved one is abused or neglected in a nursing home, assisted living facility, long-term acute care hospital or another nursing facility. Under Ohio law, nursing home abuse and neglect claims are generally treated as medical malpractice claims. What this means is that there is typically a one-year statute of limitations period within which a lawsuit must be filed or you can be forever barred from pursuing your claims. For this reason, you should promptly contact The Keefe Law Firm, LLC, if you believe that a family member has suffered a nursing home injury as a result of abuse or neglect.
Experienced Ohio Nursing Home Neglect & Abuse Attorney Representation
There are many signs and types of nursing home abuse and neglect. The most common of these are as follows:
- Bedsores, also known as decubitus ulcers
- Significant weight loss
- Unexplained bruises, cuts, burns or fractures
- Emotional abuse
- Financial abuse
- Sexual abuse or assault
- Changes in behavior and memory
- Fall injuries
Ohio Super Lawyer Stephen T. Keefe, Jr., has been aggressively and ethically representing nursing home abuse and neglect victims throughout Ohio for over 20 years. The Keefe Law Firm, LLC, is not a high-volume practice. We selectively limit the number of cases we take so we can invest the personalized time, effort and resources needed to vigorously pursue your claims, to maximize your recovery and to right your wrongs.
We also understand how important it is for your family to get the answers as to why your loved one was abused or neglected by a nursing home or its staff. The Keefe Law Firm, LLC, is committed to thoroughly investigating your claims and to developing case-specific strategies to hold the wrongdoers accountable. Sadly, nursing home abuse and neglect can happen for a variety of reasons, including the following:
- Negligent hiring of staff by the nursing home
- Negligent supervision of staff by the nursing home
- Negligent training of staff by the nursing home
- Understaffing by the nursing home
- Failing to monitor a nursing home resident’s vital signs or conditions
- Failing to seek prompt medical care or treatment for a nursing home resident
- Failing to provide adequate amounts of food and liquids
- Using dangerous physical restraints
- Overmedicating nursing home residents
- Medication errors by staff members
- Intentional abuse by staff members
Attorney Stephen T. Keefe, Jr., has been practicing law in Ohio since 1996 and is an experienced Ohio nursing home negligence attorney. To see what Steve’s former clients and other Ohio lawyers and judges have to say about his legal abilities, ethics and accomplishments, click here. Call our office in Lakewood today at 216-815-3574 or send us a message online to schedule your free consultation if a loved one has been the victim of nursing home abuse or neglect.