South Carolina Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers
When you visit a loved one in a nursing home, you should never have to worry about whether he or she is being taken care of properly. However, if you see any signs of potential abuse or neglect, it is important that you take action right away. Your decision to demand answers may not only protect your loved one from future harm, it may prevent other nursing home residents from being hurt as well.
In cases of nursing home abuse or neglect, victims suffer more than physical injuries and mental damage. They also experience a violation of their rights and dignity. At Mickle & Bass, our experienced South Carolina nursing home abuse lawyers will fight for the rights of vulnerable victims and secure for them the compensation they deserve.
If you are concerned that a family member is being neglected or abused in a nursing home, schedule a free consultation with our team today. Our compassionate personal injury attorneys understand how distressing this situation can be, and we will work quickly to help you protect your loved one.
How Our S.C. Nursing Home Abuse Attorneys Can Help
There are specific federal and state guidelines regulating how nursing home abuse and neglect allegations are investigated. However, holding a facility and its staff accountable will require an experienced S.C. personal injury lawyer who has extensive knowledge of these regulations and the nursing home industry.
At Mickle & Bass, our dedicated team of nursing home abuse attorneys will demand justice for your loved ones and fight for the compensation they deserve. When you enlist the help of our devoted legal team, you can expect that:
- We will thoroughly document all evidence of abuse or neglect. This includes photos of your loved one’s injuries, as well as dangerous or unsanitary conditions at the facility. We will also talk to witnesses and go through your loved one’s financial records to identify any irregularities.
- Our team will prepare a timeline describing the abuse or neglect. This will involve piecing together dates and times of any incidents, as well as details of what happened and who was there.
- Our attorneys will confront the supervisors or managers at the nursing home. Even if you have already reported a problem, we will contact the facility management to make it clear that we are working on your claim.
- We will work with investigators from the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control’s Nursing Home Division. It is important that an official complaint be filed with the state so authorities can investigate the allegations. Although we will be conducting our own investigation, our team will stay in contact with the Nursing Home Division to track developments in its investigation.
- Our team will track down any records of past abuse at the facility or by the staff. We will also investigate whether the facility is properly staffed, whether the personnel are properly trained, and whether proper background screenings have been done on those working at the facility.
- Our skilled attorneys will demand full and fair compensation for your loved one. In addition to the expenses related to treatment for physical injuries and emotional trauma, you may be facing the costs of moving your loved one to a new facility. Then there are the seemingly immeasurable damages caused by your family member’s pain and suffering. Our team will thoroughly evaluate all the damages and aggressively pursue maximum compensation for your loved one.
Many nursing home abuse cases end in a full and fair settlement. However, when the at-fault party refuses to offer a satisfactory settlement, our litigators will not hesitate to take your case to court.
Contact us now to schedule a free consultation, and let us review your case and outline all your legal options.
Common Signs of Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect
Signs of nursing home abuse are not always obvious, and your loved one may be reluctant (or unable) to talk about what has happened. Family members must remain vigilant in watching out for signs of abuse and neglect, as you are usually the last line of defense for a vulnerable resident.
Some of the common signs of nursing home neglect and abuse include:
- Sudden changes in a resident’s weight
- Dehydration or malnutrition
- Bed sores and other bed-related injuries
- Unexplained bruises, wounds, sprains, broken bones, or infections
- Untreated dental problems
- Poor hygiene or dirty clothing or bedding
- Signs of overmedication or restraint
- Fear of staff
- Changes in behavior, such as acting agitated or upset
- Missing valuables or changes in finances
As a family member, you have the right to report suspicions and demand answers if you suspect your loved one is being abused or neglected in a nursing home. Contact our team of nursing home abuse lawyers in South Carolina today to schedule a free consultation about your legal options.
Let Our S.C. Nursing Home Abuse Attorneys Help You
The moment you suspect that a loved one is being neglected or abused in a nursing home, you should take action to report it to the facility and the authorities. However, you shouldn’t stop there. You should speak with our dedicated South Carolina personal injury attorneys to learn about your options for protecting your loved one from future abuse and pursuing the compensation he or she deserves.
Schedule a free legal consultation with our compassionate team today. We do not charge any fees upfront to get started on your case, and we only collect fees if and when we recover compensation for your loved one.
Schedule a free consultation today by calling or filling out our online contact form. Our dedicated personal injury attorneys can meet with you in Columbia, Rock Hill, Myrtle Beach, Charleston, or anywhere else in South Carolina. We can come to your home or hospital room, wherever is most convenient.
Mickle and Bass: South Carolina Personal Injury Lawyers
South Carolina personal injury law covers a wide variety of claims. At Mickle & Bass, our skilled personal injury lawyers have extensive experience successfully resolving an array of cases, including:
If you or a family member has been harmed due to an individual’s or company’s negligence, you need to talk with our knowledgeable attorneys about what to do next. Schedule a free legal consultation today to get started on your case.