NURSING HOME NEGLIGENCE IN SC
An Abbeville, SC Personal Injury Lawyer Can Help!
Nursing home negligence and abuse has become an increasing problem in recent years as a higher percentage of our population enters assisted living situations. Thankfully, the law exists to protect the elderly against such mistreatment. At Hite & Stone, Attorneys At Law, nursing home negligence is one of our focuses, and our Abbeville, SC personal injury lawyers are available for free consultations.
HOW DO I KNOW IF NURSING HOME ABUSE IS TAKING PLACE?
Identifying negligence or abuse is not always an easy task. Oftentimes, the victims are unable to recognize it or are hindered from reporting it. Nevertheless, there are some common signs to look for.
Symptoms of nursing home neglect can include:
- Bed sores
- Dirty clothes
- Dirty living conditions
- Inadequate heating or cooling
- Weight loss
- Changes in behavior
More serious forms of physical or sexual abuse can manifest itself in welts, bruises, bleeding, or broken bones. Non-physical forms of abuse can include theft, forgery, and fraud.
WHAT ARE MY LEGAL OPTIONS?
Whether the abuse is intentional or not, the victims are often unwilling or unable to expose it. Fear, embarrassment, and confusion can all work to aid the abuser. That’s why it is so important to find an advocate for those who cannot protect themselves. At Hite & Stone, we’ve been defending the rights of the vulnerable and abused since 1982.
Systematic abuse and isolated incidents of neglect can both have a devastating impact on those who suffer under them. In the case of nursing home neglect, our commitment is to do everything for the client that we would do for our own parent. For more than three decades now, we have been driven by our desire to help people who have been wronged by others. In that time, we have an exceptional track record of success.