Maintaining an Unsafe Environment

  • Unsafe Environment in Nursing Homes in Ohio and Kentucky

Holding Nursing Homes Accountable for Their Residents’ Safety

Experienced nursing home abuse attorneys in Kentucky and Ohio

Nursing homes must maintain a certain standard of care for their patients. This includes providing a safe environment for their residents as well as their employees. When nursing home staff and administrators fail to keep the institution safe, the risk of their patients sustaining a serious injury increases.

At Crandall & Pera Law, our team of attorneys and registered nurses understands what it takes to keep nursing home residents safe. We have successfully helped clients and their families throughout Kentucky and Ohio. Our team maintains open communication with clients about their case, and provides options and recommendations regarding how families may proceed.

What is an unsafe environment?

Nursing homes must do more than care for the health of their residents; they must ensure that the nursing home itself is safe and secure. Crandall & Pera Law handles complex nursing home neglect cases where residents have been injured because:

  • Wet floors have not been labeled and the residents have slipped and fallen
  • Light bulbs are not replaced, making corridors and rooms unsafe
  • Dangerous handrails have not been replaced with safer models
  • Defective or malfunctioning medical equipped is neither fixed nor replaced with safer and sometimes newer models
  • The placement of furniture makes rooms inaccessible to residents using walkers or wheelchairs
  • Negligent security measures exist such as unlocked doors, unsafe windows and broken or defective smoke detectors, carbon monoxide detectors and burglar alarms
  • Meal preparation areas are unsanitary
  • The facility is understaffed to meet the needs of all residents

Understaffing is a serious problem in nursing homes. This can lead to employees becoming angry, frustrated or impatient – all warning signs of pending verbal or physical abuse. Understaffed nursing homes also have a greater number of medication errors, residents with bedsores and residents who have been malnourished or dehydrated.

Crandall & Pera Law understands that there are many aspects to operating a nursing home, and that administrators must be aware of what is happening in their institution at all times. Our lawyers have many years of combined experience helping victims seek justice. We are able to visit our clients and their families in nursing homes throughout Kentucky and Ohio.

You deserve to feel safe when you live in a nursing home

Crandall & Pera Law represents the elderly and their families when an injury results from the substandard operation of a long term care facility. If you believe your family member is in an unsafe environment, we want to help. Please call 877-686-8879 or fill out this convenient online contact form to schedule a free initial consultation with one of our attorneys.

Serving Ohio and Kentucky • Find a Location Near Me

Cleveland Office:
850 Euclid Ave
#1122
Cleveland, OH 44114
216-220-0000
Cincinnati Office:
36 East 7th Street, Suite 2610
Cincinnati, Ohio 45202
513-977-5581
Cleveland East Office:
15 1/2 N. Franklin Street
Chagrin Falls, OH 44022
440-600-2181
Columbus Office:
35 E. Gay Street,
Suite 226
Columbus, Ohio 43215
614-702-2623
Chesterland Office:
12768 Chillicothe Rd., Suite 210
Chesterland, Ohio 44026
440-688-4281
Toledo Office:
5055 Enterprise Blvd., Suite 1204
Toledo, Ohio 43612
419-901-8677
Cincinnati Office:
1095 Nimitzview Dr., Suite 403
Cincinnati, OH 45230
513-434-3226
Lexington Office:
1900 Cambridge Drive, Suite 101
Lexington, KY 40504
859-757-0815
Louisville Office:
2950 Breckenridge Ln, Suite 13-100
Louisville, KY 40220
502-373-8313

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