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$1.2 Million Awarded to Family of 95 Year-Old Woman Underscores Reality of Nursing Home Negligence in Ohio

 
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Akron, OH -- (SBWIRE) -- 07/18/2014 -- The Ohio law firm of Slater & Zurz LLP announced today that attorney Martin Delahunty, III recently obtained a decision from binding arbitration that awarded over $1.2 million to his clients for the negligence and abuse of their 95 year-old family member while she was a resident in an Ohio nursing home.

The elderly woman’s bed was carelessly placed against a radiator which exposed her feet to intense direct heat. She suffered severe burns which required one of her legs to be amputated and ultimately resulted in her death.

“This case underscores the reality of nursing home abuse and negligence in Ohio”, stated attorney Martin Delahunty, III, the managing partner of Slater & Zurz LLP’s Nursing Home Division. “We place a lot of trust and confidence in nursing homes to care for our loved ones. Unfortunately, that trust is sometimes violated”, he added.

Mr. Delahunty has been practicing law for over 26 years in Ohio. He is a pioneer in the field of nursing home abuse and negligence litigation and has represented victims throughout the State.

“Nursing home abuse and negligence is a very specialized area of Ohio law where our firm excels”, said Mr. Delahunty. “We have vast experience having handled more than 600 of these unique cases. In the last few years, we have seen our caseload explode. More and more families are stepping forward wanting to take action when nursing homes failed to provide the care their loved ones deserved and the laws of our state demand”.”

Mr. Delahunty offers free consultations to anyone who thinks they or a family member has been abused or neglected by an Ohio nursing home or long term care facility. He can be contacted by calling 1-800-297-9191, emailing slaterzurz@slaterzurz.com or visiting the firm’s nursing home abuse website at www.stopohionursinghomeabuse.com.

About Slater & Zurz LLP
Slater & Zurz LLP is an Ohio law firm of highly experienced and respected attorneys who are leaders in the area of nursing home abuse and negligence litigation. Over the last 40 years, the law firm has handled over 30,000 personal injury cases and helped clients receive in excess of $150,000,000 in verdicts and settlements. To contact Slater & Zurz LLP, please call 1-800-297-9191 or visit slaterzurz.com.