• Nursing home injuries – know your rights

    Posted on April 29th, 2009 admin No comments

    Relocating a loved one to a nursing home can be a difficult decision to make. While choosing a nursing home, questions are usually asked about staffing levels, patient care, and activities to stimulate residents. Just knowing that someone will be there any time help is needed for your loved one is comforting. Finding out that a family member has been injured or neglected while in the care of a nursing home can be devastating. At Linton & Hirshman, our attorneys Ellen Hobbs Hirshman, Robert F. Linton, Jr., and Tobias J. Hirshman are committed to helping victims and families of nursing home injury, abuse, and neglect.

    Some nursing home injuries may seem typical, but they indeed can be prevented with quality care. Injuries such as bedsores, falls, prescription drug errors, dehydration and malnutrition are all preventable injuries. If you suspect that your loved one has experienced any of these injuries, it is important you seek a compassionate, experienced attorney as soon as possible to document all necessary evidence for your case. At Linton & Hirshman Attorneys at Law, we will work directly with you to isolate every detail of the case. Our firm will review medical records, obtaining policies, procedures and protocols from the nursing home to determine whether the nursing home’s own procedures and protocols were broken.

    The lawyers at Linton & Hirshman will examine the actions of staff. Staffing levels will be analyzed to ascertain if those levels were appropriate. Understaffing, improper training and improper screening can play a big role in the negligent act of an employee. Staff can often be strained when facilities fill up causing errors or lack of appropriate care. Nursing home injuries caused by negligence are avoidable. If someone you love has suffered from a nursing home injury, abuse or neglect, the attorneys at Linton & Hirshman can help you assert your rights against any negligent care facility or employee.

    The law offices of Linton & Hirshman are located in the warehouse district of Cleveland, Ohio. Call today for a free consultation with an experienced nursing home injury lawyer. Nursing home and hospital appointments are available.

    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

    http://www.cdc.gov/ncipc/factsheets/nursing.htm

    National Center on Elder Abuse
    http://www.ncea.aoa.gov/ncearoot/Main_Site/index.aspx

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