Nursing Home Neglect
– Spangenberg Attorneys Helping to Protect Our Elderly Citizens
Our parents protected and nurtured us while we were growing up. But as they grow older, sometimes our parents need our help because an injury or illness won't allow them to take care of themselves independently. Oftentimes, a nursing home is the only practical solution for protecting an elderly family member who can no longer live independently. Unfortunately, our most vulnerable and fragile citizens can become the victims of negligence or abuse by the very people who are paid to care for them. When this occurs, the Spangenberg nursing home neglect attorneys are prepared to help the family discover what happened and hold the nursing home accountable.
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Nursing Home Injuries Caused by Neglect
- Injuries caused by falls
- Medication errors
- Bed sores
...or neglect of the nursing home resident who is not capable of protecting themselves are some of the common avoidable mistakes that we have seen occur in nursing homes. Oftentimes, a family is left without answers why their parent or loved one was injured or they find out about a condition such as bed sores only after they have become severe or life threatening.
The Painful Loss of a Mother
Recently, nursing home neglect attorney Stuart Scott successfully concluded a case on behalf of a family who lost their mother after she had fallen in the nursing home twice in less than a month. After the second fall, it was discovered she had broken her left hip. After surviving the hip repair surgery, she died three weeks later ~ a well-known complication of hip fractures in the elderly. Only through the lawsuit did the family learn that their mother had been injured because an STNA (State Tested Nursing Assistant) had failed to follow the nursing home's written procedure for transferring their mother from her wheelchair to her bed. These events also resulted in the nursing home adopting the use of gait belts, a simple device used by an STNA or nurse to maintain control over the patient during a transfer to prevent falls. In this case, the STNA was using their mother's pants as a hand hold instead of a gait belt and lost control resulting in a preventable fall which required the resident to be taken to the emergency department with a head wound.
Nursing Home Fractured Hip Leads to Death
In another matter, one of the Spangenberg nursing home negligence lawyers Nicholas DiCello is currently representing the family of an elderly nursing home resident who suffered a fractured hip while being transferred by aids to and from a sister facility on a recreational outing. Unfortunately, the elderly woman soon died as a result of her injury. The circumstances surrounding the resident's injuries and death are particularly troubling to the family. Specifically, the family's mother was being pushed in her wheelchair by a nursing home aide when the aide became distracted by an unaccompanied resident who was beginning to fall. Left unattended, the wheelchair overturned, dumping the family's mother to the ground causing multiple injuries, the most serious of which was a fractured hip. Unfortunately, the hip fracture went undetected for several excruciatingly painful days. Once diagnosed, the resident was sent for surgery. Given her advanced age, however, complications ensued and the family's mother soon perished. Understandably, the family is outraged over the circumstances leading to their mother's injuries and death.
Have You or a Loved One Fallen Victim to Nursing Home Negligence?
If you have a parent or a family member who has been injured in a nursing home and you would like to discuss their rights with an attorney... you are welcome to Call 1-888-633-0360 or contact a Nursing Home Negligence Lawyer here for a free consultation.
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Should you file a lawsuit? You won't know until you talk to an experienced attorney. Contact us or call us at (877) 696-3303 to arrange a free, confidential consultation. You can get answers, find out what happened, and help prevent similar needless injuries from happening to other people, too.
We handle our cases on a contingency-fee basis: if we can't help you recover money damages, you won't pay attorneys' fees. When you meet with us to discuss your case, it will be with an attorney, not an investigator or paralegal. We also have Spanish and Ukrainian interpreters available. Contact us today to get us started on investigating your claim from our Cleveland headquarters.
Experienced, Sophisticated, Reputable.
For more than 65 years, the attorneys at Spangenberg Shibley & Liber have represented victims of nursing home abuse and neglect leading to serious injury and death in lawsuits throughout Ohio and beyond. Our attorneys have access to the most sophisticated technical and medical resources available to investigate and prepare your case to win. When the insurance company lawyers see our name on the lawsuit, they know it is well researched, carefully investigated and thoroughly prepared. For you, that means insurance company lawyers come to the table prepared to discuss a full and fair settlement - or we'll see them in court.
Remember, if you have a claim, there is most likely a statute of limitations clock running, after which you won't have the right to file a lawsuit. Protect your rights by contacting us today or calling us at (877) 696-3303.