Recent Thoughts 2017-11-30T18:55:47+00:00

Recent Thoughts

Recent Thoughts from James Gutbrod provides timely insights related to the many practice areas of our firm.

April 2018

What Should I Do if I Suspect Elder Abuse?

Family members should not hesitate to contact the nursing facility management at the first onset of any concerns about the care of their loved one. If the problem is not resolved to their satisfaction or if they suspect some type of abuse or neglect that is of a deeper concern, they should contact an attorney in their area who handles matters of elder abuse. I have expertise in this area of the law and have represented numerous clients in the northeast Ohio area in these very matters. There is more detailed information at Nursing Home Neglect.

March 2018

Nursing Home Abuse

You may have seen the very heart-wrenching video caught on hidden camera in a nursing home in Livonia, Michigan. The family of Hussein Younes grew concerned when they noticed their father had several bruises, cuts, significant weight loss, and eleven falls over 5 months. The verbal abuse and rough treatment of their father was a very sad and unfortunate case of elder abuse.

Care of Our Loved Ones in Extended Care Facilities

Do you or someone you know have a loved one residing in a nursing home or receiving care in a hospital? Perhaps the quality of care is not what you had hoped or even worse, your loved one has suffered some neglect or abuse. In my latest issue of the Gutbrod Report I address the all too common problem of Falls in Nursing Homes and Hospitals. Read more here.

November 2017

The Insurance Company Said the Accident Did Not Happen.

Just last week a client came to me who had been in a car crash. The at-fault party seemed very honest, sincere, and apologetic. They exchanged insurance information. Before coming to me the client contacts the insurance company who says there was no police report and the car accident did not happen. I am, of course, going to bat for this client, but please learn from this and protect yourself. You will find more helpful information here: Steps to Take After a Car Accident

James J. Gutbrod – Attorney at Law

James J. "Jim" Gutbrod is a licensed practicing attorney with a highly focused law-practice built around the principles of knowledge of the law, experience prosecuting malpractice, personal injury, and related cases, advocacy for clients, and personal integrity grounded in faith.

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  • Nursing Home Negligence
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