The Oakleaf Village facility has been cited for more than 50 health violations since August 2021

TOLEDO, OH, April 11, 2023 /24-7PressRelease/ — A family is suing the owners and operators of “Oakleaf Village,” a residential care facility in Toledo, on behalf of the estate of their elderly mother. The suit comes after the family discovered that while under Oakleaf’s care, their mother, who suffered from dementia and had limited mobility, was repeatedly neglected, sexually assaulted, and suffered numerous falls, including a traumatic head injury that led to her untimely death. It was also discovered that the facility has been cited for more than 50 health violations since August 2021.

Charles Boyk Law represents the family and filed the lawsuit in the Lucas County Court of Common Pleas on April 4, 2023. Oakleaf Village, LTD and its owner, JHT Wallick Holdings, LLC, are named as defendants in the suit, along with the “John Doe” who it is alleged committed the sexual assault.

The Complaint asserts that while Oakleaf promoted itself as having a high staff-to-resident ratio, highly skilled and caring dementia caregivers, and a state-of-the-art facility to keep residents safe and secure, they were actually understaffed, provided substandard care and services, and lacked the security to keep dementia residents safe. The family’s lawsuit alleges systemic negligence, lack of security, mismanagement, and inadequate staffing contributed to their mother’s injuries, assault, falls, and death.

“Sometimes an assisted living facility is the best, safest living situation for a loved one suffering from dementia or who needs around-the-clock assistance or supervision. This company markets and promotes itself as an organization that you can trust your loved one with,” says the family’s attorney, Wes Merillat. “However, in this situation, every indication is that they set aside their claimed values in the name of business and exposed this woman to terrible injuries and suffering. You must make the neglect, inadequate care, and exploitation of the vulnerable and the dependent unprofitable.”

Read the official, file-stamped complaint online at

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