Nursing Home Neglect and Abuse

Nursing Home Neglect and…

Is someone you love in a nursing home?

Did you know that there are both state and federal laws that were passed to protect nursing home residents?

There is a law in Ohio known as the Nursing Home Residents' Bill of Rights that specifically guarantees certain rights to nursing home residents in Ohio, like the right to a safe environment and the right to adequate care.

There is also a section of federal laws that were passed to protect nursing home residents. These laws guarantee all nursing home residents in the United States the right to adequate supervision to prevent accidents, and the right to appropriate care.

If you have questions or concerns about a loved one who is in a nursing home or any long-term care facility including assisted living facilities, you can speak with one of the experienced attorneys at The Dickson Firm, toll free, at 1 (800) OHIO-LAW (1-800-644-6529) 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We know that many of our clients work and have multiple obligations including the care of a loved one so it may be more convenient for you to speak with us in the evenings or over the weekend. We are available to you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

The experienced attorneys of The Dickson Firm represent individuals and their families in cases involving nursing home abuse and neglect throughout the State of Ohio.

We see nursing home residents with infected bedsores or pressure sores or decubitus ulcers; nursing home residents who have fallen and broken bones; nursing home residents who have been left unattended and wandered away from the nursing home; nursing home residents who have been the victim of assault either by staff at the nursing home or by other residents; and nursing home residents who have died due to abuse or neglect.

The attorneys and the staff at The Dickson Firm are committed to the representation of nursing home residents and their families in cases against nursing homes throughout the State of Ohio. We are committed to holding nursing homes accountable for their substandard care. We try these cases to juries throughout the State of Ohio. We are committed to holding these large corporations who own these nursing homes accountable for the injuries and the harm that they cause to these nursing home residents who they have promised to care for and protect.

Assault

Tragically, nursing home residents are sometimes assaulted by the staff at the nursing home, by other residents, and even by visitors to the nursing home. The attorneys of The Dickson Firm have represented individuals and their families in cases wher… Read More

Slips and Falls

There are numerous factors that increase a person’s risk for falls as they get older. Nursing home residents are often at particular risk for falls. Particularly, nursing home residents who have recently been admitted to the nursing home. They… Read More

Bedsores / Pressure Sores

If an individual is not turned and repositioned on a regular basis, unrelieved pressure can cause a pressure sore or a bedsore or a decubitus ulcer to develop. Individuals who cannot turn and reposition themselves must be turned and repositioned. Man… Read More

Recent News and Articles

May
3
These are important articles about bad nursing home care in Ohio. Abuse case, resident’s death raise questions about nursing home care: A Critical Choice Ohio nursing home inspectors fail to meet federal deadlines amid serious understaffing: A… Read More
Dec
15
Lack of accountability provides employment avenues for sexual predators Columbus, OH.(December 14, 2016) – The Ohio Supreme Court today ruled that Ohio’s tort reform legislation, passed in 2005, protects a business that knowingly hires sexual… Read More