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Nursing Home Injuries

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investigating falls, infections, bedsores & medication errors

Nursing home facilities are meant to be safe and nurturing environments, where our elderly family members can thrive and receive the care they deserve. However, neglect within these facilities can lead to a variety of injuries and health complications, compromising the well-being of those we cherish the most.

If you suspect that a loved one has suffered from nursing home neglect, you are not alone, and The Lyon Firm is here to stand by your side.

Joe Lyon has a strong track record of successfully representing clients in cases of nursing home neglect injuries. We are dedicated to holding accountable those who have failed to provide the standard of care required, and to securing the compensation needed to help victims on their journey to recovery. Our commitment is to ensure that nursing home facilities prioritize the well-being and dignity of their residents, and that justice is served.

Contact us today to discuss your case and take the first step toward seeking justice for those who deserve better.

What Are the 5 Most Common Nursing Home Neglect Injuries?

The most common nursing home neglect injuries include:

  1. Pressure Ulcers (Bedsores): These are localized skin injuries caused by prolonged pressure, often from lying in the same position for extended periods. Pressure ulcers can lead to serious infections and complications if not treated promptly.

  2. Falls and Fractures: Nursing home residents are at risk of falls due to mobility issues, and neglectful care can lead to fractures, head injuries, and other physical harm.

  3. Malnutrition and Dehydration: Inadequate nutrition and hydration can result from neglecting to provide proper meals and fluids, leading to weight loss, weakness, and various health issues.

  4. Medication Errors: Mistakes in administering medication, including the wrong dosage or missed doses, can have serious consequences for residents’ health.

  5. Infections: Neglecting proper hygiene and infection control measures can result in residents contracting infections such as urinary tract infections, pneumonia, and skin infections, which can be severe in elderly individuals.

It’s important to note that nursing home neglect injuries can encompass a wide range of physical, emotional, and financial harm, and the specific injuries can vary by individual circumstances and the level of care provided.

If you suspect nursing home neglect, it is crucial to take action to ensure the safety and well-being of your loved one and to hold the facility accountable for any harm caused.

Consulting with an attorney experienced in nursing home neglect cases can provide guidance and support in seeking justice and compensation.

What Kind of Damages Are Available in a Nursing Home Injury Lawsuit?

In a nursing home injury lawsuit, various types of damages may be available to compensate the victim (or their family) for the harm suffered as a result of the injury.

These damages aim to provide financial relief for the physical, emotional, and financial losses incurred due to the injury.

The specific types of damages that may be awarded in a nursing home injury lawsuit can vary by jurisdiction and the circumstances of the case but typically include:

  • Medical Expenses: This covers the costs associated with treating the injury, including hospital bills, medication, surgeries, therapy, and ongoing medical care.
  • Pain and Suffering: These damages compensate the victim for the physical and emotional pain and suffering they endured due to the injury.
  • Lost Income: If the victim is unable to work or experiences a reduction in their earning capacity due to the injury, they may be entitled to compensation for lost income or future earning potential.
  • Property Damage: In some cases, property belonging to the victim may be damaged or destroyed, and the cost of repairing or replacing it can be included in the damages.
  • Out-of-Pocket Expenses: This includes any other financial losses incurred as a direct result of the injury, such as the cost of additional care, therapy, or necessary modifications to the victim’s living arrangements.

Punitive damages are also awarded in cases of extreme negligence, recklessness, or intentional misconduct. Their purpose is to punish the wrongdoer and deter similar behavior in the future. Not all cases will qualify for punitive damages, and they are typically awarded only in cases involving egregious misconduct.

It’s important to note that the availability and calculation of damages can vary depending on the specific circumstances of the case, the applicable laws in your jurisdiction, and the strength of the evidence presented.

Consulting with an experienced attorney who specializes in nursing home injury cases is crucial to understanding your rights and pursuing the appropriate damages in your particular situation.

What Does an Elder Abuse & Neglect Lawyer Do for Your Case?

An elder abuse and neglect lawyer plays a critical role in helping victims and their families seek justice and compensation in cases of elder abuse or neglect. These attorneys specialize in representing individuals who have been mistreated or neglected in nursing homes, assisted living facilities, or by caregivers. Here’s what an elder abuse and neglect lawyer can do for your case:

  • Investigation: We conduct a thorough investigation into the alleged abuse or neglect, including gathering evidence, reviewing medical records, and interviewing witnesses.
  • Negotiation: We negotiate with the opposing party, which may be the nursing home, caregiver, or their insurance company, to seek a fair and just settlement that compensates you for the harm suffered.
  • Representation: We present your case before a judge and jury if the case goes to trial. We rgue on your behalf, cross-examine witnesses, and make legal arguments to establish liability and seek compensation.

In elder abuse and neglect cases, the attorney’s primary goal is to hold the responsible parties accountable for their actions and to secure compensation for the victim to cover medical expenses, pain and suffering, and other losses.

An experienced elder abuse and neglect lawyer can provide the legal expertise and support needed to navigate the complex legal process and achieve the best possible outcome for your case.


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Joseph Lyon has 17 years of experience representing individuals in complex litigation matters. He has represented individuals in every state against many of the largest companies in the world.

The Firm focuses on single-event civil cases and class actions involving corporate neglect & fraud, toxic exposure, product defects & recalls, medical malpractice, and invasion of privacy.


The Firm offers contingency fees, advancing all costs of the litigation, and accepting the full financial risk, allowing our clients full access to the legal system while reducing the financial stress while they focus on their healthcare and financial needs.

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A Voice for Those who have suffered

Why are these cases important?

The transition into a nursing home is difficult for both patients and their families. It is a sacrifice, and residents rely heavily on the compassion and competence of nursing home staff and management to provide the best care possible. When nursing homes fail to provide the professional care they promise, and injuries and deaths result, they may be held accountable by Ohio law.


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Questions about Nursing Home Injury Cases

How can I identify signs of nursing home neglect?

Signs may include unexplained weight loss, bedsores (pressure ulcers), malnutrition, dehydration, poor hygiene, unclean living conditions, medication errors, and untreated medical issues.

Can I sue a nursing home for neglect?

Yes, you can file a lawsuit against a nursing home for neglect if you have evidence of the neglect and the resulting harm.

Should I report the neglect to the nursing home and regulatory agencies before filing a lawsuit?

Reporting the neglect to the nursing home and relevant authorities is advisable, as it can help address immediate safety concerns. However, pursuing legal action may also be necessary to seek compensation for damages.

What can I do to protect my loved one in a nursing home from future neglect?

Advocate for your loved one’s rights, regularly visit, communicate with the staff, document any concerns, and ensure they are in a safe and caring environment.

Your Right to Safety
Your Loved Ones Should Not Have to Suffer in Their Homes

The elderly population in nursing homes and assisted living facilities around Ohio frequently suffer injuries like bedsores due to understaffing and neglect. Some underlying issues that lead to dangerous skin ulcers include improper medication, a lack of supervision, malnutrition, inadequate wound care, and a delay in sending patients to medical centers and hospitals. These severe injuries are almost always preventable, and nursing homes have a duty to ensure that residents are kept safe and as healthy as possible. Nursing home neglect may lead to severe infection, amputations, and death.

Good quality care in nursing homes includes evaluating medical quality, nurse staff levels, sanitary conditions, and health inspection reports. Overall staffing appears to be a huge factor in the level of care provided. Residents need continual attention and reports aim to monitor the average hours a day a patient receives care from registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, licensed vocational nurses and certified nurse assistants.

Popular Ohio Nursing Home Management
that have Faced Penalty

In recent years, several Ohio nursing homes have faced personal injury claims for failing to protect residents. 

Diversicare of St. Theresa

Cincinnati, Ohio

Diversicare of Siena Woods

Dayton, Ohio

Diversicare of Bradford Place

Hamilton, Ohio