Nursing Home Abuse Attorneys in Sumter, SC
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 Sumter 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. Families trust these facilities to look after their loved ones properly, and the 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 supervise them properly. Further, many facilities overwork and underpay their staff. These unfortunate conditions in facilities in and around Sumter 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 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:
- 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 lawyers.
Contact Our Sumter Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers Immediately
When preventable accidents result in serious injury, victims can sustain tremendous losses. Victims often incur significant medical expenses and lose income due to not being able to work. In addition, people who are hurt in accidents often experience substantial physical and emotional pain and suffering. Fortunately, South Carolina laws allow victims to recover compensation for these and other losses that they may experience as a result of a preventable accident.
Our Sumter Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers at the Strom Law Firm are familiar with litigating South Carolina personal injury cases can often help victims recover substantially more compensation than they would be able to retain on their own, so it is highly advisable for anyone injured in an accident to discuss their options with an experienced Sumter Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers.
If your loved one has been injured or died as a result of abuse in a nursing home or residential care facility in the Sumter area, 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 at Strom Law Firm in Columbia (803) 252-4800 or fill out a contact form today and find out if we can help you.