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What to Do if There Are Signs of Abuse

If you believe an elderly loved one is being abused by the staff of the nursing home he or she lives in, or by another resident, one of the first things you should do is hire an experienced Cincinnati nursing home abuse attorney.

At Rittgers & Rittgers, we work quickly to make sure your interests, rights and options are preserved. For over 30 years, our Cincinnati lawyers have been helping people throughout Ohio protect their loved ones and demand justice when nursing home abuse occurs. For more information about how we can help you, please contact our offices to schedule a consultation today.

What to Do if There Are Signs of Abuse

The reason you need to act quickly in nursing home abuse situations is because potential evidence might be destroyed. Additionally, things can be easily forgotten by elderly individuals, including by those who witnessed or committed the abuse. In many instances, the accused employee or staff member may be transferred, fired or leave before their statement can be taken.

Our attorneys can issue subpoenas for employee disciplinary records, request information about the facility and speak with residents and staff to investigate your family member’s injury.

We can also obtain information by way of consent. If you execute a health care power of attorney, we can get all medical records and charting nurse notes of alleged incidents, which are essential in all nursing home cases.

Our lawyers can also serve as intermediaries between a loved one’s family and insurance carriers and companies who are looking to protect their money and reputation.

Work Closely With A Cincinnati Personal Injury Attorney

The sooner you retain a personal injury lawyer, the better. Your attorney can help preserve the evidence and begin the work of obtaining fair compensation. The more serious the injuries, the more important it is to have effective and experienced legal counsel. Call us now at 513-932-2115 or send us an email for a consultation. From offices in Lebanon, West Chester and downtown Cincinnati, we serve clients in Butler, Warren and Hamilton counties and the surrounding areas of southwest Ohio.

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