Holding Negligent Nursing Home Staff Liable
The employees of nursing homes are supposed to help residents, not harm them. If you believe that a staff member at your loved one’s nursing home abused or neglected them, resulting in damages, you need a strong nursing home abuse legal team on your side.
Rittgers Rittgers & Nakajima has a long list of successful outcomes achieved on behalf of people throughout southwest Ohio and northern Kentucky injured by negligent caregivers and health care providers. We have the background needed to give your nursing home negligence case a promising chance of a favorable result. With decades of experience on our side, our Cincinnati nursing home abuse attorneys are prepared to fight to demonstrate that a long-term care facility was negligent in not properly screening employees before.
How Nursing Homes Hire Dangerous Workers
When your family began searching for an appropriate long-term care facility for your loved one, you may have heard glowing sales pitches at each place that you toured or inquired about. The strong sales messages may have made it difficult to predict what the quality of care would actually be like. Nursing homes, rehabilitation centers and assisted living facilities exist to care for old, disabled, sick, weak and recovering individuals – but they most certainly also exist to make a profit.
Sometimes, the push for profit overtakes the bottom-line responsibility that long-term care facilities have to care for residents. This often becomes evident when incidents of abuse or negligence are traced back to an employee or employees who should not have been there. Perhaps an employee had inadequate training, had a history of abuse in previous care facilities or had a criminal record.
Nursing homes and other long-term care facilities typically hold themselves out as safe havens for loved ones. The care that takes place in a facility for disabled, weak and elderly individuals is very hands-on and time-sensitive. A fundamental component of the facility’s responsibility is to make sure employees are properly vetted. Caregivers should have had no serious past problems in other facilities. A proper background check at the time of hiring and/or if signs of trouble show up can help prevent unfortunate and harmful acts of negligence or abuse.
Helping All Victims, Regardless Of Income
Some law firms shy away from representing clients who had no income. Older people, children and disabled people may not seem to have the most lucrative cases to take on. Our attorneys, however, take every potential injury case seriously. We are prepared to listen, investigate and pursue worthy injury claims, regardless of the age or income of the injured person. Our lawyers resolve personal injury cases of all types, including premises liability. We also handle insurance issues.
Cincinnati Nursing Home Employee Abuse Lawyers
At Rittgers Rittgers & Nakajima, we are ready to help you put an end to the abuse and neglect of certain nursing home staff members. Contact us at 888-616-8531 or send us an email to schedule a free consultation. We have five office locations throughout the Cincinnati tri-state area.