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Wandering Away & Elopement

Seniors and the disabled rely on nursing homes and their staffs to provide safe, secure environments. For residents with cognitive impairments, memory loss, or similar issues, close monitoring may be necessary to prevent injuries. When a nursing home allows a disabled or impaired resident or patient to wander away from the safety of facility property, your loved ones face unacceptable risks.

Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA’s nursing home negligence attorneys can help you and your family if your loved one was injured as the result of negligent care.  If a careless, understaffed, or inattentive nursing home staff allowed your family member to wander away from safe premises, call us now to discuss your rights and claims.  Common wandering/elopement injuries include:

  • Slips, Trips, and Falls
  • Pedestrian Accidents
  • Dehydration and Malnutrition
  • Medical Complications from Missed Medications
  • Exposure
  • Physical Assault

When Wandering Away is the Result of Negligence

With an experienced nursing home injury law practice, the lawyers of Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA can help your family if you suspect your loved one was injured by negligence.  Injuries sustained after wandering away or eloping from facility premises can result from various acts of negligence, including:

  • Medication Errors
  • Neglect
  • Abandonment during Excursions
  • Inadequate Security
  • Physical Abuse

Our attorneys are skilled at identifying and pursuing legal action against nursing home negligence, including investigating elopement incidents.  As nursing home injuries continue to affect Ohio residents, we are here to help you and your family fight back against careless, negligent, and abusive facilities and staff.

If your loved one suffered injury or wrongful death after wandering away or eloping from a nursing home facility, take action now.  Call or email our nursing home injury lawyers for a free consultation and find out how we can help you and your family.