It’s a fear that many people have – being neglected in a nursing home or discovering that an elderly loved one in a long-term elder care facility has been abused or mistreated. When nursing home abuse or neglect occurs, it betrays the trust we’ve put in nursing homes to take care of us when we are at our weakest and most vulnerable. A nursing home abuse attorney at the Toledo, Ohio law firm of Gallon, Takacs, Boissoneault & Schaffer take cases of nursing abuse and neglect seriously. We believe that those who harm the elderly through their negligent or intentional acts should be held accountable and that our senior citizens and their families deserve compensation for their injuries.
Michael Bell, Partner and nursing home abuse attorney at GTB&S recently appeared on NBC 24’s “Better Living” show to discuss how to spot signs of abuse or neglect of your loved one in a nursing home.
For 60 years, we have protected the rights of the injured throughout Northwest Ohio and Southeast Michigan, including Toledo, Findlay, Lima, Sandusky, Oregon, Defiance, Fremont and surrounding communities. If you or a loved one has suffered injuries from nursing home abuse or neglect, contact us today for a free, no-obligation consultation about your case by calling us at 419-843-6663 or using our online contact form.
As our Ohio and Michigan population ages, more of us will need to either live at a nursing home or place a loved one in a long-term elder care facility. The U.S. Census Bureau estimates that there are currently 35 million Americans age 65 and older, and that number will nearly double by 2030.
The problem arises when nursing homes lack the staff or resources to handle the rising demand for their services. They may try to cut corners with inadequate staffing and poorly maintained facilities, creating conditions that lead to neglect and abuse. The National Research Council estimates that each year as many as million Americans above the age of 65 are injured, exploited or otherwise mistreated by someone they depend on for care and protection, such as nursing home workers.
When nursing homes fall short of providing proper care, it leads to injuries that include:
In the worst cases, nursing homes may fail to adequately screen workers before hiring them. Employees with criminal records or histories of abuse and neglect may expose elderly residents to emotional, physical or financial abuse.
The Toledo nursing home abuse and neglect lawyers of Gallon, Takacs, Boissoneault & Schaffer have worked tirelessly to protect the elderly and secure compensation for our senior citizens and their families through personal injury and wrongful death lawsuits. Since our firm was founded more than 60 years ago, our nursing home abuse lawyers have secured tens of millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements for our clients throughout Northwest Ohio and Southeast Michigan, including cases involving:
Our attorneys and staff can evaluate the facts of your case and determine how we can help you.
When you or a loved one suffers injury from nursing home abuse or neglect, it can be a traumatizing experience. The Toledo personal injury attorneys of Gallon, Takacs, Boissoneault & Schaffer will work hard to obtain the compensation that you and your family need and deserve.
For more than 60 years, we have represented nursing home abuse and neglect victims throughout Toledo, Findlay, Lima, Sandusky, Oregon, Defiance, Fremont and communities throughout Northwest Ohio and Southeast Michigan.
If you need legal assistance with your nursing home abuse and neglect case, contact us today for a free, no-obligation consultation by us calling at 419-843-6663 or using our online form. We are committed to solving problems and helping the elderly and their families.
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