Elder Abuse

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:

  • Attorney Elder Abuse: Recently, there have been cases of dishonest attorneys convincing elders to unknowingly sign over their entire fortunes to them;
  • Physical Assault and Physical Abuse on an Elder: this may include deprivation of food, physical punishments, restraints, and other torture;
  • Financial Abuse of Elders and Dependents: Examples include illegally or fraudulently taking an elderly individual’s money;
  • Mental Abuse: Examples include verbal abuse or psychologically intimidating an elderly person through fear, confusion or other methods.

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