Charleston Nursing Home Abuse Attorney
Resourceful Representation for Nursing Home Abuse Victims in Charleston, SC
Did you know that nursing home abuse occurs all the time, every day, across the United States? No one wants to think that the home or facility into which they entrust the care of their elderly loved one could ever betray that trust, but unfortunately it happens. A variety of factors are to blame, from under-trained staff members to overworked employees to improper vetting and background checking protocols to insufficient safety measures. Nursing home abuse / negligence is always wrong, however, and our South Carolina law firm is here to support you if you or a loved one has been the victim of abuse in a long-term care facility such as a nursing home.
Call Traywick Law Offices at (843) 343-5092 to arrange a free, confidential, and no-obligation case review regarding a potential nursing home negligence or abuse claim with a Charleston personal injury attorney.
What Is Nursing Home Abuse?
There are different types of nursing home abuse; it does not always look the same. Some examples of ways abuse in a long-term care facility can manifest include:
- Sexual abuse
- Financial exploitation
- Physical abuse
- Emotional / mental abuse
- Verbal abuse
Signs of abuse can range from unexplained injuries, bruises, and broken bones to obvious dehydration / malnutrition to bedsores. Unsanitary conditions or strange, unpleasant, or strained behavior between nursing home residents and staff members are also tips that something may be wrong. If you see or suspect something, say something. Take action to report your concerns to the appropriate authorities. Protect your loved one and other residents from abuse by taking a stand.
It’s also a good idea to know your rights and to understand your case from a legal point of view. Contact our nursing home negligence lawyer for a free review at (843) 343-5092 today.