Cleveland Nursing Home Residents Rights Attorneys
The decision to place an elderly parent or loved one in a nursing home is one of the most difficult and emotional decisions a family can make. Even in the best of circumstances, with the most reputable facilities, the transition can be wrenching for the entire family. Once you've chosen a facility for your loved one's care, it is important that you and your loved one, if practical, become familiar with what is commonly known as the Nursing Home Residents' Bill of Rights. Embodied in the Ohio Revised Code, the Nursing Home Residents' Bill of Rights promises certain standards and items of care to residents of nursing home facilities in Ohio. These rights include:
- The right to a safe and clean living environment
- The right to be free from physical, verbal and mental abuse; and the right to be treated at all times with courtesy and respect
- The right to adequate and appropriate medical treatment and nursing care
- The right to have all reasonable inquiries and requests responded to promptly
- The right to have clothing and bed sheets changed as necessary to ensure comfort and sanitation
- The right to unrestricted communication with the resident's family
- The right to participate in decisions that affect the resident's life
Nursing home facilities are required to post this list of rights or to provide them to their residents. Knowing these rights will assist you in making certain that your loved one receives the quality of care he or she is entitled to under Ohio law.
Want to know more about Ohio's Nursing Home Residents' Bill of Rights? Click below to read advice from nursing home negligence attorney Nicholas A. DiCello.
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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.
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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.