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Nursing Home Abuse or Neglect

Nursing home abuse or neglect is a very serious matter, as you have entrusted the care of your loved one into the hands of the nursing home staff, only to find that your trust was betrayed and your loved one suffered mistreatment. Unfortunately, nursing home abuse against vulnerable individuals being cared for at nursing home facilities or assisted living centers occur more often than people think. Whether your loved one has suffered bruises or broken bones, it is important to pursue justice and hold the nursing home responsible for their atrocious actions.

Many nursing homes and long-term care facilities are understaffed in order to increase profits and minimize costs. This practice leads to overworked nurses, nursing assistants and other staff who are unable to meet the needs of the residents assigned to their care. If you suspect that a loved one has been abused by employees at their nursing home, it is important that you understand your rights to pursue compensation for any medical bills or pain and suffering your loved one endures. Our years of experience and detailed knowledge allow us to provide the advice you need to understand your case and your options for pursuing justice for your loved oneís mistreatment.

What is nursing home neglect or abuse?
Nursing home neglect and abuse can take many forms, including, but not limited to:

  • Failure to provide adequate nourishment and proper hydration
  • Failure to adjust sitting or sleeping positions regularly
  • Ignoring doctorís prescribed care order or care plan
  • Failure to dispense medication and/or doubling up on missed dosages
  • Dispensing incorrect medication or dosages
  • Overmedicating a resident to control or restrain the individual.
  • Failure to supervise residents leading to the resident wandering off
  • Physical abuse or restraint by the facilityís staff or employees.
  • Unexplained injuries, fractures or death.

The Types of Cases We Handle
Bedsores or Decubitus ulcers
Unexplained Injuries
Broken Bones and Falls
Physical abuse and sexual assault
Medication errors, including overmedication and administering the wrong medication.
Dehydration and Malnutrition
Wrongful Death
Infections or open wounds
Wandering off or elopement
Injuries in assisted living centers
Unexplained injuries

Our South Carolina nursing home attorneys and staff take a strong stance against nursing home abuse, and will help you explore every possible option available to bring the abuse to light, obtain justice for your loved one, and ensure that the employee or employees responsible never harm another resident again. To create the strongest case possible, we will conduct a thorough investigation of the situation and search for evidence of abuse or neglect that can be used to build your case. We are here to fight for justice for individuals who cannot protect themselves.

Contact our office today for a free consultation.