Being a Voice of Justice for Seniors in Care Facilities
No matter how thoroughly a family investigates a care facility before placing a family member there, the possibility of neglect always exists. Common ways for this to happen are through malnutrition or dehydration. Aides and nurses don't always pay attention to how much a patient eats or drinks, or perhaps they don't respond to a patient's requests for water or food. If a patient loses 5 percent of his or her body weight within 30 days while in a nursing home, it is considered neglect. If he or she loses 10 percent within 90 days, it is also considered neglect. Ohio and the federal government both have strict laws governing nursing home standards of care and conduct. If a nursing home is found in violation of these standards, it faces penalties and you need a lawyer to bring a case against the nursing home regarding the care of your loved one.
Scott A. Rumizen is a member of the American Association for Justice Nursing Home Section in Trial and Litigation. His focus is on cases of nursing home neglect and poor standards of care for our seniors. He has a thorough understanding of the federal and local regulations that nursing homes must follow and the proper standards of care they are supposed to practice. He believes they should be kept to these laws because the care of our family members is in their hands. He will aggressively pursue cases where patients have become ill due to malnutrition or dehydration while in an elder care facility.
Mentor Elder Dehydration Attorney
Two of the first things Scott will ask about are your loved one's weight before he or she was admitted to the nursing home and his or her weight at the time of your meeting with him. He works regularly with specialists in the geriatric field who work in nutrition and infectious disease. He will then evaluate your case and then pursue compensation for your loved one and prosecution of the facility for neglect.
Call Cleveland nursing home malnutrition attorney Scott A. Rumizen at 888-732-1018 or send him an e-mail to schedule your free initial appointment. All cases are taken on a contingency basis so you don't pay a fee unless your case is successfully settled.