Defending Victims Of Nursing Home Neglect And Abuse
When you place a nursing home in charge of a loved one’s care, you rightfully expect that he or she will be well-cared for in your absence. But it can be difficult to determine the day-to-day reality of living in such a facility. Your impressions from an official, staff-led tour may be very different from actual resident treatment and experience.
Whether due to understaffing, lack of proper staff training, budget cuts or malicious intent, an inexcusable number of South Carolina nursing home residents face neglect or abuse each year. If you suspect that your loved one suffers from abuse or neglect, Chandler Law Firm can provide the strong legal support you need. We have represented injured South Carolina residents since 1999 and have the experience to protect your loved one’s rights.
Call our Myrtle Beach office at 843-448-HELP (4357) to discuss suspected nursing home abuse or neglect with our compassionate lawyers.
Identifying Signs Of Neglect And Abuse
To address mistreatment, you must be able to identify its symptoms. Signs of abuse and neglect can manifest similarly with:
- Scrapes and bruising
- Weight loss
- Changes in personality
- Reluctance to speak
- Depression or listlessness
- Regular falls
- Fear of staff
- Unsanitary living conditions
- Deteriorating personal hygiene
It is difficult to identify abuse or neglect unless you regularly visit your family member in the nursing home or talk by phone if visits are not possible. You should also spend time getting to know the staff and other residents.
Neglect and abuse can greatly impact a resident’s physical and emotional health. Some studies show that abused individuals may have an increased risk of disease and death. Let us help you protect your family member’s health and happiness.
Contact Our Caring Attorneys For Support
Report any suspected mistreatment to the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC). Reporting your loved one’s maltreatment may protect other elderly and vulnerable people from a similar fate.
All of our personal injury cases are addressed on a contingency basis. You do not owe attorneys’ fees unless we recover compensation.