Youngstown Nursing Home and Assisted Living Neglect Attorneys
Compassionate Advocacy Every Step of the Way
When you make the difficult decision to place your loved one in a nursing home or assisted living community, you expect the facility to provide a certain level of care. Unfortunately, your loved one might receive substandard attention or none at all. When the staff does not perform the duties you hired them for, they are committing a type of abuse called negligence, which can result in your loved one suffering serious physical and/or emotional harm.
If you believe your loved one is a victim of negligence at the facility they're in, you might be able to pursue a legal claim to hold the staff or administration responsible for damages sustained.
Schedule a free and confidential consultation calling us at (330) 899-4446 or contacting us online.
We Have the Experience to Help You
At Hartwig Law LLC, we have over 25 years of legal experience and will be dedicated to helping initiate a civil action against a nursing home or assisted living community. We know that hearing your loved one was injured because of the inactions of staff or others at the facility is an emotional experience, which is why we will provide compassionate support throughout your case.
The facility may have its own lawyers pushing back against your claims, making the process challenging. Our attorneys will develop a compelling legal strategy to present your case, relieving you of the stresses involved in these types of legal matters and allowing you to focus on what's important.
What Is Nursing Home or Assisted Living Neglect?
As mentioned earlier, neglect is a type of abuse that occurs when facility staff or administration does not provide the proper level of care to residents. When a person is admitted to a nursing home or assisted living community, care providers are made aware of the resident's health conditions, and they have a duty to ensure the needs are met. If they fail to do so, they could be held liable for damages sustained.
Common types of nursing home or assisted living neglect include:
- Not maintaining personal hygiene: Some residents might have difficulty with daily tasks like brushing teeth, bathing, getting dressed, or brushing their hair. If the staff does not help the resident, they may develop poor body odor, dirty skin or orifices, medical issues, and/or dental problems.
- Not providing adequate living conditions: On top of ensuring the residents themselves are clean, the nursing home or assisted living facility must provide a safe and healthy environment. If areas aren't properly cleaned or maintained, unsanitary conditions can develop, leading to sickness or other health conditions.
- Not providing proper nutrition: If the facility staff does not meet residents' dietary needs, they could suffer from malnutrition or dehydration.
- Not helping residents stay mobile: Residents needing assistance with moving around may be left in their beds because of staff negligence. Leaving residents for prolonged periods of time could cause them to lose mobility altogether and can even result in other health conditions such as bedsores or infections.
Because of the severe consequences of nursing home or assisted living facility neglect, this type of abuse is never acceptable. If you suspect your loved one is being neglected, report it as soon as possible. Then, retain the services of our skilled lawyer in Youngstown to get started on your civil case.
Providing Dedicated Legal Counsel in Youngstown
In a nursing home or assisted living neglect case, the burden rests on you to prove that the facility is liable for the harm your loved one sustained. This means you must demonstrate that the facility owed your loved one a duty of care, they breached that duty, and injury and damages resulted because of that.
At Hartwig Law LLC, we will thoroughly review your circumstances to establish your case and work toward just compensation for expenses and losses, including, but not limited to, pain and suffering, emotional distress, and medical expenses.
To get 25 years of experience on your side, call us at (330) 899-4446 or contact us online today.
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