Death And Serious Injuries To The Most Vulnerable

There are many common myths regarding people in nursing homes, like they are bound to die sometime soon, they have no significant value to their families, and it is normal for accidents to happen from time to time resulting in unexpected death.

In fact, people who enter nursing homes do so with the expectation that their health and well-being will be protected by their caregivers. Elderly or not, disabled or not — residents of a nursing home or an assisted living facility deserve the same kind of high-quality care as all persons under the care of professionals.

Why Do These Tragedies Occur?

Nursing home residents sometimes die as a result of preventable circumstances, including:

  • Bed railings were not left up despite a specific request or clear risk — and a resident died of a fall after rolling off the bed.
  • The nursing home was understaffed to the point that no caregiver was available to help when an elderly resident was in distress.
  • Nursing home attendants' failure to monitor a resident resulted in their choking death or another preventable accident.
  • The resident died of an infection such as sepsis stemming from a bedsore or pressure sore that came about through negligent care.
  • The resident suffered from and died of a preventable condition like dehydration or malnourishment/malnutrition.

If your loved one died because of nursing home negligence or abuse, you may be eligible to seek compensation for medical expenses, funeral expenses, and pain and suffering.

At the Law Offices of Gary Osborne & Associates, our attorneys have been investigating and litigating medical malpractice, nursing home abuse and preventable nursing home death cases in Ohio for more than 30 years. We seek out experts from around the country to enhance our ability to evaluate potential wrongful death claims in a nursing home context.

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Schedule a free consultation with an experienced lawyer at our Toledo office. Email us or call us today at 419-842-4062.