Dedicated Advocates For Nursing Home Abuse And Neglect Victims And Families
If a relative or close friend has suffered unexplained injuries, bedsores, a broken hip or frequent falls, and you are suspicious of elder abuse or nursing home negligence, you have legal options available. If the elder abuse led to mental incapacitation or death, you may be able to file a personal injury lawsuit and sue for damages.
At Leeseberg & Valentine, we take pride in fighting for our clients, who include victims and their family members. In many cases, loved ones or guardians notice signs of abuse or neglect, then they come to our law firm to discuss their legal options along with proving that abuse or neglect has occurred.
We thoroughly investigate each case we take on and prepare every case we handle as if it must go to trial for success. Most cases we handle settle outside of court and sometimes without the need for litigation, but we are always prepared for trial to secure the full and fair compensation our clients deserve.
Top-Tier Representation In Ohio
Our attorneys investigate nursing home abuse and neglect claims across Ohio. Based in Columbus, we are well-known throughout the state for securing record-setting verdicts and settlements in all types of medical and nursing home malpractice cases.
Founding partners Gerry Leeseberg and Anne Valentine are certified civil trial advocates by the National Board of Trial Advocacy, and our full-time nurses on staff are instrumental to building winning cases.
What Is Nursing Home Neglect And Elder Abuse?
It may involve any of the following circumstances:
- Medication errors and misdiagnoses of health conditions
- Dehydration and malnutrition
- Financial exploitation
- Physical abuse
- Emotional abuse
- Sexual abuse
The signs of elder abuse are often difficult to identify because the senior being abused typically will not report abuse or neglect.
Every year an estimated 2.1 million older Americans are victims of physical, psychological or other forms of abuse and neglect. For every case of elder abuse and neglect reported to authorities, experts estimate that there may be as many as five cases not being reported.
If you suspect your loved one or friend has suffered from a nursing home accident, neglect or abuse, please contact our firm right away.