Your Legal Support When Nursing Homes Neglect Their Duty Of Care
Making the decision to entrust the care of a loved one to a nursing home requires careful consideration and can prove to be very painful. Even more painful, however, is learning that the nursing home has failed to provide the care that your loved one was promised, expected and deserved.
At Klein & Carney Co., LLC, located in Cleveland, a large part of our practice is dedicated to protecting the rights of nursing home patients and their families. If your parent, grandparent or other relative in a nursing home or assisted living facility is the victim of neglect, mistreatment or abuse, please contact us now to discuss your nursing home neglect claim.
We will listen to your problem, discuss your legal options, answer your questions and address your concerns. During these trying times, we strive to provide all of our clients with much-needed peace of mind.
We Will Get The Facts That Support Your Case
Often, nursing home injuries, including bedsores, pressure ulcers, falls, fractures and infections, are the result of inadequate staffing or improper training. Just as often, nursing homes promise much more than they provide. The result can be serious injury or death of a family member whom you entrusted to the care of the nursing home.
We have experience with a wide range of nursing home neglect cases and various other types of nursing home neglect and elder abuse cases, including cases involving elderly residents who have been injured by the use of (or failure to use) a Hoyer Lift, a machine used to transport otherwise immobile patients into and out of beds and wheelchairs.
Concerned family members are often forced to deal with a part-time doctor who typically is assigned to several different nursing homes and does most of his or her work via telephone. In these frustrating times, our firm can help ensure that your concerns are heard and addressed.
Familiar With Issues With Nursing Home Forms And Agreements
Many Ohio nursing homes are including an arbitration agreement in their admission forms. These agreements are frequently buried in the countless other forms that are filled out during a nursing home admission, and are not explained to the patient. However, in signing an arbitration agreement, the patient or family member is giving up the right to have a grievance heard in a court of law.
For example, if you or your loved one is injured in a nursing home due to the neglect of the nursing home, your claim will be heard by a panel of arbitrators, rather than by a jury of your peers. In addition to being very expensive, this is a tremendous advantage to the nursing home, and a tremendous disadvantage to you, which is precisely why the nursing homes are including these arbitration agreements in their admission forms.
Under most circumstances, such an agreement is legally binding. However, Klein & Carney Co., LLC, has been successful in overcoming and setting aside arbitration agreements so that injured nursing home residents can have their claims heard in a court of law. In fact, attorney Chris Carney has written an article for the Cleveland Academy of Trial Attorneys on methods of overcoming arbitration agreements in the nursing home context.
Contact Us For Help With Your Elder Abuse Case
The simple and unfortunate fact is that some nursing homes are better than others. If you or your loved one has been mistreated in a nursing home or other assisted living facility, please contact us online now to discuss your nursing home neglect claim.
Our attorneys are available for a free telephone consultation 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Call 216-502-3947.