Nursing Home Lawyer for Abuse, Neglect, Wrongful Death, and Other Injury – My Story
Serving Clients in Cleveland, Columbus, Toledo, Akron, Canton, Cincinnati, and Throughout Ohio
I’ve had a life-long passion for serving. Before becoming an attorney, I was a practicing nurse. I saw first-hand the sub-standard care that was often provided. I also saw the focus on profits before patient welfare, leading to medical malpractice, abuse, and neglect. This led to my decision to become an nursing home injury attorney, where I could use my nursing background to advocate effectively for the prevention of senior abuse and neglect in nursing homes and medical malpractice in hospitals and other care facilities, as well as holding accountable those responsible for injuries, damages, and wrongful death.
My Practice and How I Help Injured Nursing Home Residents and Their Families
I provide compassionate, dedicated representation in seeking to prove – and stop – nursing home abuse and neglect. I work with medical experts to determine if negligence or abuse occurred, and if it did, in seeking full compensation and justice. Moreover, in representing clients, it’s important that meaningful change occurs so that future injury, pain, and death from negligence can be prevented.
If you or a family member has been injured, or if you’ve lost a loved one due to the wrongful actions of someone else, please call me for a free consultation. I represent clients on a contingency fee basis, meaning that there is no fee for my firm unless you receive a settlement or award. I provide full-service representation, and advance the costs of litigation so that clients do not not need to pay such costs while their case is proceeding (such costs are then subtracted from settlements and awards).
Submission of this form does not create an attorney-client privilege. We will not take any action to protect your legal interests unless and until a written representation agreement with our firm has been signed.
My Nursing Home Injury Practice
We trust nursing homes and long-term care facilities to take good care of our loved ones. Tragically, all too often, our trust is broken.Facilities often put profit over resident care, which can lead to understaffing, injury, neglect, and even intentional abuse.
Find out how we can help if your loved one has been injured by nursing home abuse or neglect.
Pressure sores, also called “bedsores”, are ulcers that typically develop over bony areas of the body (such as a person’s tailbone) caused by unrelieved pressure that damages the underlying tissue.Pressure sores generally occur as the result of a resident sitting or lying in the same period for extended time periods without being turned. Unless a pressure sore is “medically unavoidable”, they should not occur.
We hold nursing homes accountable when their neglect results in pressure sores and bedsores.
Wandering and elopement, or “escape”, occur when nursing homes and long-term care facilities fail to take adequate care to prevent residents from leaving a facility. Often these are residents who suffer from dementia and confusion.Every year, there are countless residents who wander from nursing homes , failing to appreciate the danger or not being able to find their way back to safety. This wandering often happens in harsh weather conditions, which can result in residents suffering from frostbite or heat stroke. Residents can quickly die from these conditions, as well as from accidents, such as wandering into traffic.
We demand justice when nursing homes fail to adequately monitor and protect our seniors, and they are injured from leaving a nursing home facility.
Choking often occurs in nursing homes when residents are provided with inappropriate food choices based upon their condition. Many medical conditions – such as a stroke, brain injury, or Alzheimer’s disease – can cause a resident to have a reduced ability to swallow, necessitating a special diet. When nursing homes fail to provide the right types of food or supervision, residents can choke and die.Strangulation can occur when residents become trapped by bedrails, and in other conditions.
Learn about how we help in cases of nursing home choking and strangulation.
Falls are the 5th leading cause of death among seniors. Proper needs assessments (including a Fall Assessment Tool) for nursing home residents can lead to a decrease in falls, and the resulting injuries.If nursing homes fail to properly assess the needs of residents, or if they fail to provide the level of assistance required, they may be liable for the fall injuries suffered by the residents.
Learn more about the factors used in determining if a nursing home is responsible for a fall.
An untold number of nursing home residents die needlessly each year through abuse, neglect, and negligence. This must stop.We are devoted to seeking a measure of justice for the families who have lost a loved one. While there is no way to bring their loved one back, holding nursing homes financially accountable is often the only way that they will change their practices so that other families do not need to suffer.
Learn about how we demand justice and compensation when nursing home conduct results in the loss of a family member through a nursing home wrongful death.
In addition to the injuries noted in this section, nursing home residents can also suffer from a wide variety of other injuries as the result of abuse, neglect, and negligence.Our firm is dedicated to seeking justice for those who have been injured, as well as preventing future injuries. Unfortunately, the only way that many nursing homes will change their practices is by being held to answer for their actions and neglect through lawsuits.
As a nursing home injury lawyer, find out how I and my firm are devoted to seeking justice for injured seniors.
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Highly recommend Nancy Iler, She was always available to answer any questions or concerns I had. Didn’t leave any stones unturned getting justice for my family member. Wonderful attorney and a wonderful person who is very dedicated to her job. Thanks again for all your hard work!!!
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Nursing Home Blog - News & Resources
Tragically, it is not uncommon to find that some nursing homes place a focus on profits at the expense of the health, safety, and welfare of residents. As a nursing home lawyer, I seek to achieve compensation, and a sense of justice, for the residents injured, and for their families, as the result of nursing home neglect, abuse, and negligence. Holding nursing homes financially liable for systematic resident endangerment is unfortunately the only way to get nursing homes to change poor practices.
Eliza Bryant Center – Inspection Results, Penalties, and Inclusion in Senate Report on Poorly-Performing Nursing Homes
As of June 10, 2019, Eliza Bryant had an overall rating of one star out of a possible 5 stars on Medicare’s Nursing Home Compare website.* A one star rating means that the nursing home is considered “much below average” in comparison to other nursing homes. This facility was also included in the April, 2019 federal government list of poorly performing nursing homes known as “Special Focus Facility candidates.”*
The nursing home is responsible for recognizing and assessing risk factors to keep its residents safe. If your loved one has or had any or all fall risk factors and the nursing home failed to recognize or address them the fall may be their fault.
Presentations & Media
What are the key aspects that attorneys should know about nursing home abuse? Nancy presents a webinar on this topic for the Ohio Association for Justice.
Toledo’s newspaper The Blade did an important article on state inspections and the nursing home rating system. Read more about this article.
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