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
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Fairview Park
OH
44126
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Grafton
OH
44044
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Akron
OH
44313
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Columbus
OH
43221

One of the hardest choices a person has to make is to put a loved one in a nursing home or assisted living facility. When you do that, we know that you do your best to ensure they are well cared for. Unfortunately, you may need a Toledo nursing home abuse attorney.

At Paulozzi LPA Injury Lawyers, you can count on us to get to the bottom of what happened if your loved one has been abused. We will work to secure the compensation that is needed to remedy this situation.

What You Should Watch Out For

When you have to put a loved one in a nursing home or an assisted living facility because their needs have become too much to handle on your own, please ensure that you check on them regularly. While the vast majority of nursing homes and nursing home staff are compassionate and do their jobs well, there are far too many cases of abuse.

When you visit your loved one, please be on the lookout for certain signs and symptoms that something may be wrong. What do we mean by this?

  • Make sure there are no unexplained bruises, cuts, or scrapes. Check areas that would commonly be covered by clothing as well.
  • Be aware of any changes in behavior. This can include mood swings or your loved one acting withdrawn. Also be aware of any changes in appetite.
  • Ensure that the facility or room your loved one is in is clean and well maintained.

How Does This Abuse And Neglect Happen?

Elder abuse us woefully understudied in the United States, but we can turn to the CDC for a description of what it is. They say that elder abuse is “an act or failure to act that causes or creates risk of harm to an older adult.”

Elder abuse can happen in many forms and is both physical and non-physical.

  • Physical and Sexual Abuse includes slapping, punching, shoving, pushing, burning, or other actions that cause an elderly person pain or engaging in sexual conduct of any kind.
  • Emotional or Psychological Abuse is both verbal and nonverbal and can have devastating effects on an elderly victim. This includes things like name-calling, intimidation, isolation, property destruction, and more.
  • Neglect happens when nursing home staff ignores an elderly person’s basic needs, including food, water, hygiene, clothing, and medical needs.

What We Can Do Now

We know that you never thought you would be going through this, but we want to help. At Paulozzi LPA Injury Lawyers, we are dedicated to standing up for those who have been abused or neglected in a nursing home. Our team will get to the bottom of what happened, leaving no stone unturned. We want to ensure that you and your loved one get the compensation you need. This can include:

  • Coverage for any medical costs related to the abuse
  • Pain and suffering damages
  • Loss of enjoyment of life damages
  • Relocation expenses if necessary
  • Punitive damages against those responsible (individuals, company, agency)

If you need a Toledo nursing home neglect lawyer, you can contact us for a free consultation by clicking here or calling us at 800-529-6446.

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