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Sadly, the most vulnerable residents often become victims of abuse in the very environment that is intended to protect and care for them, nursing homes. In recent years, problems of malnutrition, bedsores (decubitus ulcers), neglect, as well as physical, verbal, and sexual abuse have all been exposed in these institutions. The usual victims of abuse are dependents. This is a person with physical or mental limitations with restricted ability to perform normal activities of daily living alone.
At The O’Keefe Firm, we are committed to helping abused or neglected seniors and their families through these difficult situations. This is a harrowing time for the family, and they need to know who they can turn to. If your loved one has suffered abuse in a nursing home or in another managed care arrangement, our experienced litigators can help you pursue the matter and obtain justice for your loved one. Our Ohio elder abuse lawyers have successfully pursued several nursing home abuse claims for clients throughout Ohio.
Some examples of elder abuse include: