Pursuing Compensation For Injuries Suffered By Wandering Nursing Home Residents

If a family member living in a care facility for people with Alzheimer's or dementia wandered off and was injured, you have good reason to consult with a nursing home lawyer.

  • Your loved one may have been required to wear a wrist or ankle bracelet, but the day of his or her disappearance from the home, a caregiver had failed to put it on.
  • The wrist or ankle bracelet — or the alarm system it was connected to — may have malfunctioned the day of the wandering-off episode.
  • Your loved one may not have been classified as a resident with dementia, but should have been.
  • The staff may have had clear indications that he or she should be more closely monitored, but failed to take action.

Even if your family member did not need to be protected from going out alone, but did so and got hurt, you may have reason to bring a negligence claim against the nursing home.

Evidence may reveal that some type of psychological abuse occurred in the facility, triggering the wandering incident. A gate may have been erroneously left open or security personnel may have been inattentive.

A detailed investigation can uncover the truth about how and why your loved one wandered off.

How We Can Help

At Lamkin, Van Eman, Trimble & Dougherty, LLC, our Columbus, Ohio, attorneys can advise you on how to legally hold the institution responsible for failing to properly supervise a loved one who was injured while under the care of the facility.

Our firm has been handling these and many other types of nursing home abuse and neglect cases for many years. With over 100 years of combined legal experience, our attorneys are confident that they can seek the compensation you and your loved one deserve for the injuries.

Contact Our Law Office To Evaluate Your Case At No Charge

We can schedule a consult to discuss what happened and legal options to pursue. Call 614-360-2706 today. Or you can contact us online. We collect attorneys' fees only if we recover compensation for you.