Toledo Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer

The Toledo nursing home abuse and neglect lawyers at our firm represent nursing home residents and their families in lawsuits against nursing homes and other residential care facilities.

There are strict laws and regulations to protect the safety and welfare of these residents. Unfortunately, nursing home patients do not always receive appropriate care and the results can be severe and are sometimes deadly.

When an individual moves into a nursing home, the family places a tremendous amount of trust in the facility and its staff. If the patient is injured or dies due to improper treatment and neglect, that person or their family should explore taking action against the facility. Contact a reliable personal injury attorney who can evaluate your claim.

Types of Nursing Home Neglect

When nursing homes are understaffed, employees are more likely to make harmful mistakes. The types of nursing home neglect cases we handle most often involve:

  • Failure to turn or move immobile patients
  • Failure to bathe patients
  • Failure to supervise patients in baths and showers
  • Failure to monitor nutrition and hydration/malnutrition
  • Failure to use bed rails
  • Verbal abuse of residents
  • Failure to supervise patients
  • Failure to train staff properly
  • Patients wandering away from the facility
  • Reduced staff-patient ratios

Regardless of the form of neglect or abuse, you have the opportunity to hold the nursing home employee liable for their actions.

Signs of Abuse or Neglect

Our Toledo attorneys at Charles E. Boyk Law Offices, LLC, recommend that families be alert to these signs of nursing home abuse:

If you suspect your family member is suffering from abuse or neglect, do not hesitate to reach out to a lawyer.

Other Types of Care Facilities in Toledo

Nursing homes are not the only type of care facility in which abuse can occur. Our firm also handles cases involving assisted living facilities, skilled nursing facilities, and memory care facilities.

Assisted Living Facilities

Assisted living facilities are residences for adults who need daily care but also want some independence. These facilities do not provide as much help as nursing homes. However, they can be helpful for people with disabilities or chronic conditions.

Skilled Nursing Facilities

A skilled nursing facility is typically staffed with licensed medical professionals, such as:

  • Registered nurses
  • Physical therapists
  • Speech therapists
  • Occupational therapists

These types of residences are for individuals who need a high level of care and constant monitoring. Someone might enter a skilled nursing facility for a short period of time after suffering an injury. Residents may also need to stay at the facility long term.

Memory Care Facilities

As the name suggests, memory care facilities focus on care for individuals with memory loss issues. Individuals with Alzheimer’s or dementia can benefit greatly from living in these homes. Some assisted living facilities or nursing homes even have memory care units within them.

Unfortunately, abuse and neglect can happen in any of these facilities. Whether your loved one was abused in a nursing home or another type of care facility, seek legal help as soon as possible.

Consult a Toledo Nursing Abuse Attorney Today

If your loved one has experienced nursing home neglect or abuse, contact an experienced legal team who can evaluate your claim. Charles E. Boyk Law Offices represents nursing home residents and their families in lawsuits regarding abuse. Schedule a free consultation with a Toledo nursing home abuse lawyer today.


    Charles E. Boyk Law Offices, LLC

    Charles E. Boyk Law Offices, LLC