Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer Nancy Iler

Attorney Nancy Iler’s practice is focused on helping those injured as a result of nursing home abuse and neglect, medical malpractice, dog bites, and car, truck, motorcycle and other vehicle crashes. She also represents the families who have lost a loved one due to the wrongful conduct of others.
Before becoming an attorney, Nancy was a registered nurse, where she saw the suffering caused by hospitals, nursing homes, and other care facilities that often put profits before patient needs.

My professional career has always been driven by a desire to help people who need an advocateAs a nurse I stood up for my patients when they were not being given the level of care needed. As a trial lawyer, I continue to stand up for people and families who need answers and accountability for injuries and wrongful death caused by others.

In addition to nursing home neglect and abuse and medical malpractice cases, my practice has expanded to include other injury representation, including car, truck and other vehicle accidents, motorcycle crashes, bicycle and pedestrian injuries, and dog bites.

My focus is on obtaining justice, answers, and full compensation for injured clients and their families. If defendants are not willing to pay fair compensation during the litigation process, I will take their cases to trial so that a jury may determine both liability and damages. I have successfully tried cases throughout Ohio.

My Commitment to Improving the Lives of Seniors

Professionally, one of my most gratifying roles is to challenge nursing homes that don’t deliver the care they promise. Personally, I want to do even more to help nursing homes deliver better care. So I’ve teamed up with Music & Memory, a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives of people with cognitive impairments like Alzheimer’s. Please see ilerlawfirm.net/music-memory to learn how you can help bring joy into seniors’ lives one tune at a time.

Credentials

Law School

  • J,D., Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, 1987
  • Established Student Chapter of Association of Trial Lawyers of America

Registered Nurse Graduate

  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing from University of Akron, 1982
  • Licensed in Ohio, 1982
  • Nurse, University Hospitals of Cleveland

Gerry Spence’s Trial Lawyers College

  • Graduate 2003
  • Faculty member 2010

Faculty Member, Trial Lawyers College

Professional Leadership

Organizations

  • Member, Executive Committee, Ohio Association for Justice (OAJ), 2009-2011
  • Chair and Member, Continuing Education Committee, OAJ, 2009-2010
  • Member, Cleveland Academy of Trial Attorneys
  • Trustee, Ohio Association for Justice
  • Member, American Association for Justice
  • Member, Ohio Women’s Bar Associations

Awards

  • Distinguished Service Award, Ohio Association for Justice, May 12 2011
  • Distinguished Service Award, Ohio Association for Justice, May 13, 2010
  • Distinguished Service Award, Ohio Association for Justice, May 14, 2009

Lectures

  • Understanding the Basics of Nursing Home Litigation, a podcast sponsored by the Ohio Association for Justice, March 31, 2017  
  • Abuse and Neglect in Nursing Homes and Assisted Living Facilities, Ohio State Bar Association, Elder Law Institute, March 16 and 17, 2017
  • “Preparation of Plaintiff’s Expert in a Product Liability Case,” Ohio Academy of Trial Attorneys, Annual Seminar
  • “Political Subdivision Immunity and the Public Duty Rule,” Ohio, Toledo and Cleveland, January 2007
  • “The Focus of the Case: What Do Juries Think?” Ohio Association for Justice, Cleveland, Ohio, September 28, 2007
  • “Evidentiary Issues Under the Tort Act of 2005: Challenging Evidence of Failure to Wear Seat Belt and Challenging the Defense Annuity Expert,” Ohio Association for Justice, Columbus, Ohio, March 14, 2008
  • “Nursing Home Negligence: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly,” Ohio Association for Justice Annual Seminar, Columbus, Ohio, May 9, 2008
  • “Challenging Nursing Home Arbitration Agreements,” Podcast for Ohio Association for Justice
  • “Fighting Mandatory Arbitration Agreements,” Ohio Association for Justice Nursing Home Seminar, September 18, 2014
  • Understanding the Basics of Nursing Home Litigation,  a podcast sponsored by the Ohio Association for Justice, March 31, 2017
  • Abuse and Neglect in Nursing Homes and Assisted Living Facilities, Ohio State Bar Association, Elder Law Institute, March 16 and 17, 2017

Publications

  • “Assisted Living Facilities vs. Nursing Homes: Defining Regulations and Liabilities”, Ohio Lawyer, The Ohio State Bar Association, July/August 2016, Vol. 30 no.4
  • “Nursing Homes and Assisted Living Facilities: How are They Different &Yet Similar? Keeping You Current” , OHIO TRIAL, Ohio Association for Justice, Summer 2016, Vol. 26 Issue 2.
  • “Claims Against the State: The Public Duty Rule” – OHIO TRIAL Magazine, Summer-Fall 2006
  • “Winning Challenges for Cause: Hall v. Banc, A New View Towards Conducting Voir Dire” – OHIO TRIAL Magazine, Winter 2008
  • “Winning At Defeating Nursing Home Arbitration Agreements” – Ohio Association for Justice Advisory, October 2014
  • “Assisted Living Facilities vs. Nursing Homes: Defining Regulations and Liabilities”, Ohio Lawyer, The Ohio State Bar Association, July/August 2016, Vol. 30 no.4
  • “Nursing Homes and Assisted Living Facilities: How are They Different &Yet Similar? Keeping You Current”, OHIO TRIAL,  Ohio Association for Justice, Summer 2016, Vol. 26 Issue 2.