Steubenville, Ohio nursing home abuse and neglect lawyers help hurting families throughout Jefferson County Ohio.

Eadie Hill Trial Lawyers handles nursing home abuse and neglect cases in Jefferson County, Ohio.

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What types of Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect Cases do You Handle?

We handle all kinds of nursing home abuse and neglect cases in Steubenville, Ohio. These cases usually involve one or more of the following:

Nursing Home Elder Abuse

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.

Nursing Home Bedsores and Pressure Ulcers

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 Choking and Suffocation Deaths

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

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.

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Nursing Home Falls and Drops

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 Home Wandering Off (called Elopement)

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.

Nursing home abuse and neglect lawyers Eadie Hill Trial Lawyers investigate elopement or wandering off cases

Every year nursing home residents are found dead after wandering off.

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.

Nursing Home Sexual Assault

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.

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Nursing Home Wrongful Death

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 Abuse and Neglect

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 Jefferson County, Ohio?

There are several assisted living facilities and nursing homes in Jefferson County, Ohio. Eadie Hill Trial Lawyers investigates claims against all of them.

The Laurels of Steubenville

500 Stanton Blvd

Steubenville, OH 43952

(740) 264-5042

Jefferson County, Ohio nursing home abuse and neglect lawyers investigate claims against The Laurels of Steubenville.

The Laurels of Steubenville.

Laurels of Steubenville has an overall rating of “much below average,” according to Medicare. It is a1-star facility according to Medicare, which is the lowest score possible. It is given an overall rating of “Poor,” by U.S. News & World Report. This is the lowest rating they give to nursing homes. It is a for-profit corporation.

It manages to have a 3-Star Medicare Rating for Staffing. To learn more about how nursing homes bump their staffing numbers, go here.

Carriage Inn of Steubenville

3102 St Charles Drive

Steubenville, OH 43952

(740) 264-7161

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Carriage Inn of Steubenville is owned by Capital Health Care, a for-profit corporation. Carriage Inn of Steubenville has a Medicare Care Rating of 2 stars. This is considered below average. In terms of quality measures, it has a Medicare Rating of 1 star. This is considered “much below average,” according to Medicare. U.S. News & World Report gives Carriage Inn of Steubenville and overall rating of “Poor.

Eadie Hill Trial Lawyers is currently pursuing a lawsuit on behalf of the family of a man who died of gangrene and sepsis at Carriage Inn.  Read the details of the lawsuit here.

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Catherine’s Care Center

717 6th Ave N

Steubenville, OH 43952

(740) 282-3605

Catherine’s Care Center is part of Bolger Healthcare Facilities. It is a for-profit corporation. U.S. News and World Report gives it a “Below Average” rating, this is U.S. News & World Reports’ second lowest rating. According to Medicare, it is a 2-Star Facility. This is the second lowest rating Medicare gives.

Country Club Manor

575 Lovers Lane

Wintersville, OH 43953

(740) 266-6118

It’s legal names is Steubenville Country Club Manor. Like Catherine’s Care Center, it is a for-profit corporation that is part of Bolger Healthcare Facilities. U.S. News & World Report has given Steubenville Country Club Manor an overall rating of “Poor.” This is the worst rating that U.S. News and World Report gives.

Medicare has given it its second lowest rating, 2-Stars. However, it is a 1-Star facility for staffing. This means that it is one of the worst staffed nursing homes in Jefferson County, Ohio.

For more information on the dangers of nursing home understaffing, go here.

Dixon Health Care Center

135 Reichart Ave

Wintersville, OH 43953

(740) 264-1155

Steubenville, Ohio nursing home abuse and neglect lawyers investigate claims against Dixon Healthcare Center.

Dixon Healthcare Center.

Dixon Health Care Center is rated as a 1-Star Facility, the worst nursing home rating Medicare gives. Medicare considers 1-Star facilities to be “much below average.” Dixon Health Care Center has an overall rating of “Poor,” according to U.S. News & World Report.

Lancia Villa Royale

1852 Sinclair Ave,

Wintersville, OH 43953

(740) 264-7101

Steubenville, Ohio nursing home abuse and neglect lawyers investigate lawsuits against Lancia Villa Royale of Steubenville

Lancia Villa Royale of Steubenville

Lancia Villa Royale has been given 3-Stars by Medicare. This is considered average. However, U.S. News & World Report has given Lancia Villa Vista an overall rating of “Poor.”

Lancia Villa Royale is a corporation with a for-profit model.

Lancia Nursing Home (aka “Villa Vista Royale”)

1800 Sinclair Ave

Wintersville, OH 43953

(740) 346-2534

Stuebenville nursing home abuse lawyers investigate claims against Lancia Vista Villa.

Lancia Villa Vista

Villa Vista Royale is rated as a 1-Star Facility, the worst nursing home rating Medicare gives. Medicare considers 1-Star to be “much below average.” Medicare considers Villa Vista Royale to be much below average in staffing, health inspections, and quality measures. These are the three primary areas that Medicare reviews.

U.S. News & World Report gives Villa Vista Royale a rating of “Poor.”

Vista Villa Royale has a for-profit corporate ownership.

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Sienna Skilled Nursing & Rehabilitation (aka “Sienna Woods”)

250 Cadiz Rd

Wintersville, OH 43953

(740) 264-5245

Steubenville, Ohio nursing home abuse and neglect lawyers investigate lawsuits against Sienna Skilled Nursing Home.

Sienna Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center

Sienna Woods has an overall rating of 3-Stars, which is average according to Medicare. U.S. News & World Report has given Sienna Woods an overall rating of “Below Average.” It is a for-profit corporation.

Gables Care Center

351 Lahm Dr.

Hopedale, OH 43976

(740) 937-2900

Steubenville, Ohio nursing home abuse and neglect lawyers investigate lawsuits against Gables Healthcare Center.

Gables Healthcare Center

Gables Care Center has an average rating according to U.S. News & World Report. It has a 4-Star rating under the Medicare system.

Adena Health and Rehabilitation Center

213 U.S. 250

Adena, OH 43901

(740) 546-3620

Steubenville, Ohio nursing home abuse and neglect lawyers investigate lawsuits against Adena Health and Rehabilitation Center.

Adena Health and Rehabilitation Center

Adena Health and Rehabilitation Center has an overall rating of “Poor,” according to U.S. News & World Report. Adena Health and Rehabilitation Center is a for-profit corporation. It is considered a “below average” 2-Star facility, according to Medicare.

Martha Manor Home

408 N 5th St.

Steubenville, OH 43952

(740) 282-5623

Steubenville, Ohio nursing home abuse and neglect lawyers investigate lawsuits against Martha Manor Home.

Martha Manor Home

Martha Manor Home is an assisted living facility in Steubenville, Ohio. Assisted living facilities are evaluated in the same way as nursing homes. For more information about lawsuits against Steubenville assisted living facilities for abuse, neglect, and wrongful death, go here.

Magnolia Manor

308 Cadiz Rd.

Wintersville, OH 43953

(740) 346-2667

Magnolia Manor is a retirement and assisted living facility in Wintersville, Ohio.

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Where Do Steubenville Nursing Home Neglect and Abuse Cases Go to Trial?

Nursing home abuse and neglect cases in Steubenville go to trial at the Jefferson County, Ohio Courthouse.

 

Steubenville nursing home and abuse lawyers Eadie Hill present nursing home abuse cases at trial.

Eadie Hill Trial Lawyers present nursing home abuse and neglect cases at the Jefferson County Courthouse.

Jefferson County Court House

301 Market Street

Steubenville, Ohio 43952

(740) 283-8543

The Jefferson County Courthouse is located on the corner of Market and 3rd Streets, just across from Historic Fort Steubenville.

Who are the Judges who will Preside over My Steubenville, Ohio Nursing Home Case?

There are two judges who hear nursing home abuse and neglect cases in Jefferson County, Ohio. They are the Honorable Michelle Miller and Joseph Bruzzese, Jr.

Who will be on the Jury in My Steubenville, Ohio Nursing Home Case?

The jury is made up of regular people who live in Jefferson County, 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 Jefferson County, Ohio?

The coroner serving Jefferson County, Ohio is Dr. John Metcalf, Jr. Dr. Metcalf can be contacted at the following:

Jefferson County Coroner’s Office

Dr. John W. Metcalf, Jr.

16001 St. Rt. #7 (Dean Martin Blvd.)

Steubenville, OH 43952

(740) 283-2070

Steubenville nursing home and abuse lawyers Eadie Hill discuss nursing home deaths with the Jefferson County Coroner.

The Jefferson County Coroner’s Office is located in the Sheriff’s Department.

The coroner’s office is located within the Jefferson County Sherriff’s Office.

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What Types of Deaths Should Be Reported to the Coroner’s Office?

Not all deaths have to be reported to the coroner, also called a medical examiner in some counties. However, whenever a person dies of “violent, suspicious, unusual, or sudden death,” that has to be reported to the coroner by law in Ohio.

Ohio Revised Code 313.12 says:

When any person dies as a result of criminal or other violent means, by casualty, by suicide, or in any suspicious or unusual manner, when any person, including a child under two years of age, dies suddenly when in apparent good health, or when any person with a developmental disability dies regardless of the circumstances, the physician called in attendance, or any member of an ambulance service, emergency squad, or law enforcement agency who obtains knowledge thereof arising from the person’s duties, shall immediately notify the office of the coroner of the known facts concerning the time, place, manner, and circumstances of the death, and any other information that is required pursuant to sections 313.01 to 313.22 of the Revised Code.

Only the coroner or medical examiner can certify a death as being anything other than “natural.” This means that only a medical examiner or coroner can determine whether a person’s death was the result of suicide, homicide, or accident.

Most nursing home deaths that result in litigation are caused by accidental death or homicide.

Unfortunately, far too many primary care and other doctors choose not to alert the coroner or medical examiner after a person has died following trauma or other unusual circumstances, including after a nursing home resident falls.

When this occurs, it is important for the family to contact the coroner or medical examiner’s office as soon as possible. This can help ensure that the proper cause of death is given.

What Does it Mean to Probate An Estate?

The deceased person cannot file his own lawsuit.  Ohio law has a process where all beneficiaries are represented in a single wrongful death lawsuit through the creation of an estate. Although each surviving member of a decedent’s immediate family may be entitled to receive monetary compensation, there is only one cause of action for the recovery of that compensation under Ohio’s wrongful death statute.

Opening An Estate

The actual lawsuit is brought in the name of the representative of the estate for the exclusive benefit of the surviving spouse, children, parents, and other next-of-kin.  The estate is created by filing certain paperwork in the probate court.

The “estate” is nothing more than a legal process where the probate court oversees the business of the deceased (including where money is being sent and how or if debts are being paid) and the wrongful death claim that belongs to the family members.

The probate court will then issue paperwork entitling a specific person to serve as the representative of the estate.  The individual appointed by the probate court is the personal representative of the estate.  The personal representative is then required to act in the best interests of the beneficiaries of the estate.  The probate court must approve any wrongful death settlement.

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Choosing A Personal Representative

Any competent adult person may serve as the personal representative of an estate.  In order to be appointed as a personal representative of an estate in Ohio, a person must meet 4 requirements.

  1. Be at least 18 years of age (i.e., legally competent);
  2. Be mentally competent;
  3. Be bonded by a private insurance company; and
  4. Not have a criminal record (in order to be bonded).

If the deceased dies with a will, the will sometimes waives the bond requirement.  Under those circumstances, in order to be appointed as the personal representative, the person must only meet the first two requirements, be over the age of 18 and be mentally competent.

Prior to appointing a personal representative of an estate, beneficiaries have the right to receive notice of the request and object to an applicant’s request to be the personal representative in a hearing.  If the beneficiaries do not object to a person being named a personal representative and he or she meets the legal requirements, he or she will usually be named the personal representative by the probate court.

There is no requirement that the personal representative be a beneficiary of the wrongful death claim, be a member of the family, or even have ever known the deceased person.  On certain occasions, a lawyer, bank official, or other neutral third-party may be appointed as the personal representative of the estate.  This may be the most desirable outcome if, for example, no family member can be bonded or there is family conflict that prevents all beneficiaries from agreeing on a single family member to serve as personal representative.

What does A Personal Representative Do?

In many ways, the personal representative acts like plaintiff in a traditional lawsuit.  The difference, however, is that the personal representative is not only making decisions that affect his or her own interests, but is making decisions that affect all beneficiaries of the wrongful death claim.

For example, the personal representative decides whether to file a lawsuit, who and when to sue, what lawyer to have represent the estate for court proceedings, and whether or not to settle the lawsuit, although the probate court must always approve the settlement before it can be finalized.

The personal representative often times has more contact with the lawyers representing the estate (although this is not always the case), is required to participate in certain stages of litigation after the lawsuit is filed called discovery, attends court hearings and pre-trials, and participates in settlement negotiations and mediations.

The personal representative is important because they have the power to choose which lawyer will protect all the beneficiaries’ interests.  This is an important decision.  The lawyer chosen has a tremendous impact on the final settlement or jury verdict.  Picking an experienced wrongful death lawyer who has the ability and expertise to not only go to trial but secure a jury verdict is critical.

Given the amount of responsibility that goes into being the personal representative of an estate, it is important to have a personal representative who is organized, responsive, willing to vigorously pursue the claim, and make decisions that are most advantageous to all beneficiaries.

A probate court may remove the administrator of decedent’s estate when the administrator refuses to bring a wrongful death action when a legitimate wrongful death claim exists. See Toledo Bar Ass’n v. Rust, 124 Ohio St. 3d 305, 2010 Ohio 170.

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Where is the Probate Court in Steubenville, Ohio?

Jefferson County Court House

301 Market Street

Steubenville, Ohio 43952

Phone (740) 283-8556

Eadie Hill Trial Lawyers go to Steubenville to argue nursing home abuse and neglect cases.

The Jefferson County Probate Court is in the main courthouse.

The probate court is where an estate is opened. It is also where nursing home wrongful death settlements and verdicts are processed before the funds can be distributed to family members and charities.

How do I Hire You to be my Steubenville Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect Lawyer?

The first thing to do is complete the contact form at the bottom of this page. That way, you can put in details that we can review before we schedule a phone call.

You can also call us at 216-777-8856 if you prefer.

You will likely not speak to us immediately, but will schedule a phone or in-person meeting. Why? Because we’re busy working on the important cases other families have entrusted to us. Just like we would not constantly take phone calls when we’re entrusted to work on your case.

You should also gather all the records and papers you have from the medical providers, go back and look for dates, names, and events that happened, and otherwise prepare to discuss the case. We’ll have a meeting and, if it seems like a case we’d be a good fit for, we’ll move into an investigation phase.

Once we’ve investigated, we’ll candidly tell you what we think about what happened, whether the medical provider is to blame, and what we think about the strength of the case.

Fair warning: we only take on clients whose cases we believe have very strong merits. We’re not lazy—the cases are still very complex, difficult, and expensive—but the risk to your family of being drawn into a difficult process with little chance of a positive outcome is not something we do.

Which means when we do take on a case, our reputation tells the other side this is a serious case we believe in.

If for whatever reason we do not take on the case, and we think there is some merit to the case, we’ll try and help you find a lawyer who might take it on.

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What we promise you is a NO FEAR guarantee.

What does that mean?  For 99% of our clients, a medical injury caused by negligence is new.  The medical malpractice lawsuit process is new.  Depositions, discovery, trial . . . everything is new.

New can be scary.  Especially when it involves having to testify under oath.

We’ve developed systems that let you address and move past the fear. Through education and information about the process. Role-playing and other preparation techniques. We empower you to be fearless.  Because this process is hard enough.

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Nursing homes are regulated by federal and state regulations that most personal injury lawyers know nothing about.

If you're looking to take on a nursing home, you need a lawyer who knows those rules.

We exclusively handle medical claims, with a focus on nursing home abuse and neglect. We've tried these cases and obtained millions in damages at trial. 100% our cases involve the failure to provide appropriate hospital, medical, and nursing care to members of the community.

How We’re Paid

We advance the costs of the investigation and lawsuit.  We only get paid from money we collect in a settlement of verdict: there’s never a bill to you.

By taking on all the risk, you can be sure we’re only going to take on cases we believe in fully.

What Can We Do to Imrpove Nursing Home Conduct?

Nursing Homes are corporations: they speak the language of money.  Corporations, even non-profit corporations, are not real people; they do not have hearts, minds, or souls.

In our experience, holding a medical corporation responsible and accountable for carelessly injuring patients through a money verdict at trial, or a settlement motivated by their fear of trial, is the best way to make sure there is change.

A well-fought lawsuit can help prevent other people from being injured in the same way.

What Damages are Available?

Money damages available in a nursing home lawsuit can involve economic costs (medical bills, etc.), emotional harms like pain and suffering, disfigurement, disability, and, if the injuries cause death, the mental anguish and loss of family members for wrongful death.

Many states allow for punitive damages when a medical corporation consciously disregards a patient’s rights and safety with a great probability of causing substantial harm. They are awarded in exceptional cases.

We’ve proven punitive damages at trial, including a $3,000,000 verdict for punitive damages against one of the largest medical companies in America.

Punitive damages are intended to punish, deter the defendant from doing the same thing in the future, and reform the nursing home industry.

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