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Nursing Home Abuse

Nursing Home Abuse

Experienced South Carolina Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers Who Demand Justice

South Carolina Nursing Home Abuse LawyersNursing home abuse cases demand strong, immediate legal action. Our South Carolina nursing home abuse attorneys understand the devastating nature of these cases. We have years of experience handling all types of nursing home abuse claims. If your loved one was abused, talk to us today for a free consultation.

We trust nursing homes to care for some of our most vulnerable citizens, including the elderly, the mentally ill and disabled. While nursing homes are regulated and are supposed to follow strict state and federal standards of care, we have seen tragic cases of abuse that lead to serious injuries and even death.

Our knowledgeable, experienced lawyers handle all different types of nursing home abuse cases. From physical abuse to sexual assault, we can work with your family to uncover the truth and hold such reckless people accountable for their actions.  We take a hard line against nursing home abuse and neglect cases. We do not rest until justice is served.

Signs of nursing home abuse can sometimes be difficult to identify. That’s because nursing homes sometimes try to cover up such abuse. Other times, nursing homes will try to claim that your loved one did something to cause their injury. There are so many different ways nursing home patients can sustain a physical injury. The important thing is to contact our South Carolina nursing home abuse and neglect law firm today. We’re ready and eager to work on your case.

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Signs of Nursing Home Abuse

Some of the more common signs of nursing home abuse include:

  • Unusual bruises
  • Broken bones
  • Unresponsiveness
  • Loss of appetite
  • Sudden mood changes
  • Sudden weight change
  • Nursing home access restricted without warning

Nursing homes can sometimes be cooperative. But other times, they might try to cover up evidence of a nursing home assault or other physical abuse. Nursing homes will also often try to claim that patient did something to cause their injury, including slip and fall. In either case, it’s critical that you have someone on your side looking out for your family’s best interests. Not even insurance companies put patients’ needs first. Instead, most insurance companies only care about one thing: paying injury victims as little as possible.

That’s not right. We want to help you aggressively pursue legal action against the nursing home, including possibly filing criminal charges and pursing a personal injury lawsuit against the nursing home.

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Types of Nursing Home Abuse

From bruises to severe physical harm, nursing home abuse is a serious problem that demands strong legal action. Common types of nursing home abuse that our South Carolina nursing home abuse lawyers deal with include:

  • Unusual bruises
  • Broken bones
  • Nursing home sexual abuse
  • Nursing home assault
  • Verbal abuse, threats, humiliation and other emotional abuse

Signs of nursing home abuse can be hard to identify. That’s because many nursing homes will often claim that the patient did something to cause their injury, including slipping and falling.

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Nursing Home Abuse Injuries

Some of the most common forms of nursing home abuse our South Carolina law firm handles include:

  • Bruises
  • Broken bones
  • Lacerations
  • Burns
  • Bed sores
  • Emotional trauma

The psychological toll of nursing home abuse injuries can be dramatic. And not just on the injury victims themselves. We know just how disturbing such injuries can be for families of loved ones who are physically or emotionally abused while in the care of the nursing home. We can help you aggressively pursue legal action against the nursing home, including possibly filing criminal charges and pursing a personal injury lawsuit against the nursing home.

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Nursing Home Sexual Abuse

You might assume the nursing home is taking care of your loved one, but the disturbing reality is that many institutions allow sexual abuse to take place. If your relative suffered sexual abuse in a nursing home resident, you need to arrange a consultation with an experienced South Carolina attorney as soon as possible.

The abuse might come from staff, other residents or unsupervised visitors. Nursing home sexual abuse cases can be hard to identify. That’s because victims of nursing home abuse might be reluctant to talk about their abuse or they are unable to remember for a variety of reasons. Without question, these cases can be emotionally and physically traumatizing to the victim.

In addition, nursing homes will sometimes actively try to cover up evidence of signs of sexual abuse because they know they could be subject to serious criminal charges.

Our experienced sexual abuse lawyers in South Carolina know how to investigate such cases and gather the evidence. Such work can be extremely difficult and sensitive. We realize this. That’s why we have a well-earned reputation throughout South Carolina and across the country for being dedicated, determined lawyers who deliver results.

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Nursing Home Assault

An assault in a nursing home can involve staff, other residents or visitors who are unsupervised. Nursing home assault injuries can be extremely serious. Victims may sustain broken bones, internal injuries and other serious injuries. As more Americans live longer, instances of nursing home assault are sure to increase. If you see signs of assault, such as bruises or unexplained changes in your loved one’s behavior, contact us immediately.

We can work with your family to uncover the truth about your case. We have years of experience investigating such complicated cases. We know how to find the facts the build a strong case. And we know how to win. Our case results speak volumes.

Don’t underestimate the seriousness of your nursing home assault case. Don’t assume that the nursing home will admit wrongdoing and rectify the situation. You need to take strong legal action to hold such institutions accountable for such criminal behavior.

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