About Marietta, Ohio
Marietta, Ohio was settled during 1788 when it was established as the first permanent settlement of the territory northwest of the Ohio River in the newly founded United States.
Marietta is located in Washington County and has a population of approximately 13,600. The town has a vibrant riverboat community that celebrates the river life heritage and still caters to the public for river cruises and entertainment.
According to the town’s website, there are many beautifully preserved historical sites that serve to remind residents and visitors that America’s expansion started with this small riverboat community.
What types of Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect Cases do You Handle?
We handle all kinds of nursing home abuse and neglect cases in Marietta, Ohio. These cases usually involve one or more of the following:
Elder abuse refers to intentional actions that cause harm or create a serious risk of harm, regardless of whether harm is intended, to an elderly person by a caregiver. Abuse includes failure by a caregiver to satisfy an elder’s basic needs—neglect.
Bedsores shouldn’t happen. We investigate to find answers for families when a nursing home allows a bedsore to worsen or kill their loved one.
Nursing home residents should never choke or suffocate in nursing homes. Choking and suffocation deaths in nursing home are preventable. Unfortunately, they do happen. And probably much more often than most people can imagine. Choking and suffocation continue to be leading causes of death in nursing homes.
Nursing home dehydration and malnutrition are serious and deadly threats to older people. When nursing homes are understaffed or careless with resident health, dehydration can set in all too quickly.
Nursing home residents are often frail, weak, and unstable. They need help moving from place-to-place or getting in and of bed.
Unfortunately, nursing homes continue to allow residents to fall and become injured. Fractures of large bones (like hips and femurs) often lead to death in the elderly.
Nursing homes need to protect their residents. Elderly people with memory problems sometimes wander off. This is called “elopement.”
Nursing homes are required to assess residents to prevent this from happening. Nursing homes must have precautions in place to prevent residents from wandering off. This includes having the appropriate amount of staff to monitor residents. Nursing homes must also place alarms on doors and respond to those alarms to stop residents before they are injured.
If residents are permitted to wander off they can be severely injured. There have been examples of residents freezing to death in cold, being struck by cars, and falling down stairs.
It should go without saying that sexual abuse anywhere, including in nursing homes, is a crime that must be eradicated from society. Disgustingly, every year we see nursing home sexual abuse cases make headlines.
These are frequently the result of corporate greed and incompetence refusing to do required background checks.
When a nursing home’s abuse and neglect causes injury, the injured resident has a personal injury case. When that injury causes the resident’s death—whether immediately, or over time—the resident’s family has a case. It is called a “wrongful death” claim.
Nursing Home Medication Errors
Medication errors are one of the leading causes of unintentional deaths in nursing homes.
Assisted Living Facilities, called Residential Care Facilities in Ohio, are not nursing homes, and are not as well-regulated as nursing homes. That doesn’t mean someone injured or killed in a residential care facility has no claim. But the types of claims, and how to pursue them, are different.
What Are the Nursing Homes in Marietta, Washington County, Ohio?
There are several assisted living facilities and nursing homes in Marietta, Ohio. Eadie Hill Trial Lawyers investigates claims against all of them.
401 HARMAR STREET
MARIETTA, OH 45750
400 SEVENTH STREET
MARIETTA, OH 45750
5001 STATE ROUTE 60
MARIETTA, OH 45750
1915 HILL STREET
BELPRE, OH 45714
501 PINECREST DRIVE
BEVERLY, OH 45715
Where Do Marietta, Ohio Nursing Home Neglect and Abuse Cases Go to Trial?
Nursing home abuse and neglect cases in Marietta go to trial at the Washington County, Ohio Courthouse.
The Washington County Courthouse
Who are the Judges who will Preside over My Marietta, Ohio Nursing Home Case?
There are two judges who hear nursing home abuse and neglect cases in Marietta, Washington County, Ohio. They are the Honorable…
Judge Mark Kerenyi
Judge John E. Triplett, Jr.
Who will be on the Jury in My Marietta, Ohio Nursing Home Case?
The jury is made up of regular people who live in Marietta, Ohio. A large group of people will receive a letter (called a summons) telling them to come to court for jury duty.
Not everyone who receives a summons will be on the jury. The entire group that comes to court is called the “jury pool.”
The lawyers and the judge then get to ask questions to see who will be a good fit for the case. Some people will not be chosen for a number of reasons. It could be that they know one of the people involved in the case or may be biased for some reason.
A total of 8 people will be on the jury.
Who is the Coroner for Marietta, Ohio?
The coroner serving Marietta, Ohio can be reached here:
Washington County Medical Examiner & Coroner
400 Matthew Street
Marietta, Ohio, 45750