Nursing Home Abuse in South Carolina
Do you believe your loved one may have been intentionally or negligently abused while residing in a nursing home or other residential care facility? If so, call our South Carolina nursing home abuse lawyers at Strom Law Firm in Columbia immediately to discuss a path forward.
Recently, it was estimated that 2,200,000 people live in nursing homes and extended care facilities. Residents pay a lot of money for the care and assistance they need. And their families trust these facilities to properly look after their loved ones. However, too many nursing home operators negligently hire unqualified staff and fail to properly supervise them. Further, many facilities overwork and underpay their staff. These unfortunate conditions in facilities in and around South Carolina can all too easily lead to injuries caused by nursing home abuse.
Forms of Nursing Home Abuse
Nursing home abuse presents itself in several ways. All cause significant physical, mental, and emotional damage to vulnerable victims. Examples of different types of abuse that might occur at a nursing home are:
- Neglect– Examples include not providing proper nutrition, failing to provide medication, unsanitary conditions, isolating residents, falls, bedsores known as pressure wounds or decubitus ulcers, and more.
- Physical abuse– As hard as it is to believe, this can include punching, pushing, holding or tying down, slapping, or other forms of battery.
- Financial abuse– Employees of nursing homes sometimes steal or will trick residents into giving them money or valuable assets.
- Emotional abuse– This includes the use of any words that emotionally harm a resident like threats and belittlement.
- Sexual battery
Signs of Abuse in A Nursing Home
Always keep an eye on loved ones for any out of the ordinary changes in their behavior, as this could indicate a brain injury. Also keep an eye out for any injuries, poor conditions, apparent fear, altered mood, unexplained weight loss, and any circumstances that raise suspicion. You should first discuss the situation with authorities, and then our South Carolina Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers.
Contact Our Skilled South Carolina Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers Immediately
If your loved one has been injured or died as a result of abuse in a nursing home or residential care facility anywhere in South Carolina, contact us. We offer free case evaluations and we do not collect a fee unless we recover for you. Contact the experienced legal team at Strom Law Firm in Columbia (803) 252-4800 or fill out a contact form today and find out if we are able to help you.