Paulozzi LPA Injury Lawyers
Cleveland personal injury attorney at Paulozzi LPA are dedicated to assisting their clients with getting the justice they deserve after being hurt due to another party’s negligence. Call us now at 440-332-7189.

Paulozzi LPA
440-332-7189

600 East Granger Road, Suite 200
Brooklyn Heights
OH
44131
21380 Lorain Road, Suite 202A
Fairview Park
OH
44126
943 1/2 Main Street, Suite 3
Grafton
OH
44044
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Akron
OH
44313
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Columbus
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43221
Nursing Home Abuse

One of the hardest decisions anyone has to make is to put a loved one in a nursing one or a skilled living facility. However, it may become necessary. We know that you do your best to ensure you choose a good place for them to be, but there may come a time when you discover that your loved one has been abused.

At Paulozzi LPA Injury Lawyers, we think the abuse of the elderly or impaired is abhorrent and we want to help. When you need a Cleveland nursing home abuse attorney, we will work tirelessly to investigate what happened so we can secure the compensation you and your loved one deserve.

What Can Happen?

It is hard to even think that anyone could abuse a vulnerable elderly person, but we know it happens. Unfortunately, this is one of the most under-studied areas of crime in the US. According to the CDC, there are over 16,000 nursing homes in the country, a number that will surely grow as the average age of the population shifts upwards.

Nursing home abuse can take many forms and is both physical and non-physical:

  • Physical Abuse – this includes any kind of contact intended to cause pain or intimidation to a resident (punching, slapping, choking, shoving, kicking, etc.). This can include sexual abuse, which is any unwanted sexual contact between staff and residents.
  • Financial abuse – in many cases, the nursing home staff has access to sensitive resident information, including financial account information and identification. This can lead to staff or volunteers misusing a resident’s money or even stealing their identity.
  • Insurance Fraud – we often find that nursing home management is billing a resident’s insurance company for procedures, therapy, medication, or equipment that has never been used or administered.
  • Negligence – all basic needs must be met for every resident. This includes providing clothing, food, medications, medical care, and regular bathing. Failing to provide these things is neglect and abuse.

Please always be on the lookout for signs of abuse when you visit your loved ones. Look for any bruises or marks or changes in behavior. Often, the person abused cannot, or is afraid to, communicate what has happened to them. Be involved and as to inspect finances and other paperwork. If you suspect something is wrong, call the police.

Our Team Can Help

The elderly deserve respect, especially by those entrusted with their care when they reach a point where they cannot care for themselves. At Paulozzi LPA Injury Lawyers, we take these cases seriously. If you suspect a loved one has been abused by nursing home staff or volunteers, please call us today so we can secure compensation for you and prevent this from happening to anyone else. We want to secure coverage for the following:

  • Coverage for medical expenses related to the abuse
  • Pain and suffering damages
  • Loss of enjoyment of life damages
  • Relocation expenses
  • Punitive damages against those responsible

If you need a Cleveland nursing home neglect attorney, you can contact us by clicking here or calling us at 800-529-6446.

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