Nursing home residents are extremely vulnerable. Because they lack the ability to care for themselves, elderly residents live at the mercy of corporations that own and operate nursing homes — and at the mercy of the staff members who work there. When nursing homes fail to provide appropriate care for their residents, serious injury and even wrongful death can result.
At Clark Perdue, we understand the special needs of nursing home residents, and we have the knowledge and resources to obtain justice for victims of nursing home neglect and abuse. We are particularly aware of how helpless out of state family members can feel when a loved one is being neglected in an Ohio nursing home. Our law firm represents residents of nursing homes and assisted living facilities in cases involving:
- Bed sores
- Dehydration and malnutrition
- Elopement (failure to prevent wandering)
- Physical abuse
- Sexual abuse by caregivers or other residents
- Medication errors
- Residents who suffer falls
- Other cases of abuse and neglect
You Must Take Action
Residents in a nursing home sometimes have difficulty communicating with their family and friends when there is a problem with the care they are receiving. Families should be vigilant in watching for the signs that might indicate ongoing abuse and neglect. Please see our attached list of warning signs and print a copy to keep on hand for reference.
If you do notice signs of neglect or abuse, call Clark, Perdue & List Co, LPA, at 614-469-1400 for a free consultation.
Information You Should Get From Ohio Elder Neglect Attorneys
When hiring a lawyer to represent a family member in a nursing home abuse case, you should ask specific questions to evaluate the lawyer’s experience. In particular, you should ask whether the lawyer is willing to pursue punitive damages. Punitive damages are monetary sanctions against the nursing home designed to prevent future abuse — not just of your loved one, but of all residents.
In addition, you should question whether the law firm has ever obtained a jury verdict in a nursing home case that included punitive damages. Ask whether the firm works with a registered nurse who can help distinguish between the typical signs of decline attributable to the aging process, and those warning signs that might indicate nursing home abuse or neglect.
Columbus, Ohio, Nursing Home Abuse And Neglect Attorneys
Dale Perdue at Clark, Perdue & List Co, LPA, has extensive experience and a successful record handling nursing home abuse claims. If requested, we will meet you — in your home or at the hospital, if necessary — to explain your legal rights and make suggestions for immediate action on your claim.
Free Consultation — Contact Our Firm
To discuss your case with a lawyer, contact Clark, Perdue & List Co, LPA.