Visitors to the Columbus, Ohio Metropolitan Library have some new resources to use if they wish to find out more about nursing home abuse and the legal rights they or a loved one has if bitten by a dog.
The local law firm of Slater & Zurz LLP, located in Executive Office Place at 2720 Airport Drive in Columbus, Ohio has donated two books to the library on these topics written by the firm’s attorneys who specialize in these areas. In business for more than 40 years, Slater & Zurz LLP has represented numerous nursing home residents and persons who have suffered dog bite wounds. They have handled more than 500 nursing home abuse cases throughout Ohio and the lead nursing home attorney, Martin Delahunty, helped establish the litigation to hold nursing homes in Ohio accountable.
STOP Nursing Home Abuse in Ohio is one of the books contributed to the Columbus Metropolitan Library. Relatives entrusted with the care and supervision of loved ones in nursing homes throughout Ohio should consider these 28 brief chapters “must” reading in providing a consistent level of service and quality of life for their nursing home patients.
Often abusive or negligent actions toward a resident can go undetected. STOP Nursing Home Abuse was written to help people understand the magnitude of nursing home abuse and help them recognize the signs.
If you or a loved one is being victimized, this book provides useful resources to help you take action to end the nursing home abuse immediately and keep it from happening again in the future.
Malnutrition and dehydration, bedrail entrapment, misuse of restraints and the right home for Alzheimer’s patients are just some of the myriad of topics discussed in this informative book. Readers will also find there the websites to consult to evaluate and compare various nursing home facilities and their level and type of service.
When a Dog Bites Fight Back is the second book donated to the library from the firm. This book will help you understand your rights when you become the victim of a dog attack in Ohio. In 11 short chapters, this book will help you understand the specific legal rights you have to take action and where you can turn for help to make sure you receive a fair amount for the injuries and damages you have suffered.
Many preventative tactics for dealing with aggressive dogs are provided and the duties of the owners, harborers and keepers of dogs are explained as well as the duties of landlords. The average dog bite victim spends three days in the hospital being treated for injuries and has a bill around $18,000. Another 16 people in the U.S. die each year from dog bite wounds. Children between the ages of 5 and 9 are most frequently bitten, statistics show.
Columbus Metropolitan Library patrons can read the books while visiting the library or take them home for further consultation.
The Columbus Metropolitan Library is located at 96 S. Grant Ave. in downtown Columbus, Ohio. Hours at the main library are 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday and from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday.
Slater & Zurz LLP has handled more than 20,000 personal injury type cases and has helped clients be awarded more than $120 million in settlements and verdicts. To contact this firm for a free consultation, please call 1-888-534-4850 or send a message from their website at http://www.slaterzurz.com.