Nursing Home Abuse Attorneys in St. Matthews, SC
Recently, it was estimated that 2,200,000 people live in nursing homes and extended care facilities. Families trust such facilities to properly look after their loved ones, and residents pay a lot of money for the care and assistance they need. 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 St. Matthews can all too easily lead to injuries caused by nursing home abuse.
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 St. Matthews nursing home abuse lawyers at Strom Law Firm in Columbia immediately to discuss a path forward.
Forms of Nursing Home Abuse
Nursing home abuse presents itself in several ways. All can cause significant physical, mental, and emotional damage to vulnerable victims. Examples of different types of abuse that might occur at a nursing home are:
- Physical abuse– As hard as it is to believe, this can include punching, pushing, holding, or tying down, slapping, or other forms of battery.
- Emotional abuse– This includes the use of any words that emotionally harm a resident like threats and belittlement.
- 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.
- Financial abuse– Employees of nursing homes sometimes steal or will trick residents into giving them money or valuable assets.
- 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 St. Matthews Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers.
Contact Our Skilled St. Matthews 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 in St. Matthews, Calhoun County, or anywhere else across 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 of St.Matthews Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers at Strom Law Firm in Columbia (803) 252-4800 or fill out a contact form today and find out if we can help you.