Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect
Justice For Victims of Elder Abuse
Seniors deserved to be treated with respect and cared for properly
Each year, families make the very difficult decision to place a loved one in a nursing home. They do it because loved ones can no longer take care of themselves. And they trust that the nursing home staff will take care of their loved ones and treat them with dignity and respect. Sadly, that does not always happen. The nursing home abuse and neglect attorneys at Lourie Law Firm are committed to helping families in South Carolina protect their loved ones.
Some nursing home residents are subjected to neglect. This happens when a staff member does not properly care for them. Examples of neglect can include:
- Allowing a resident to become malnourished or dehydrated
- Failure to prevent falls
- Failure to provide medication
- Not properly bathing and grooming residents
- Failing to change soiled bedding
- Failure to move a bedridden resident, allowing bedsores to develop
- Delayed medical treatment
Neglect can allow a resident's health to decline, or develop injuries such as bed sores. It can even lead to untimely death.
No nursing home resident deserves to be abused. We hold negligent homes accountable.
Some nursing residents are subjected to abuse. This is intentionally inflicting some type of injury on a resident. There are many different types of nursing home abuse. They include:
- Hitting, pushing or shoving
- Burning (for example, with a cigarette)
- Yelling, shouting or screaming
- Insulting or ridiculing
- Threatening to harm a resident
- Isolating a resident from social activities or friends
- Stealing money
- Sexual assault
Abuse can also have serious effects, both physical and mental, on residents. But they may be too frightened to report it, or they may have difficulty remembering what happened. That's why you need an experienced personal injury attorney to help your family.
We fight for the rights of seniors
Our number one concern is to make sure your loved one is safe. We will take steps to make the abuse or neglect stop and make sure your loved one's needs are being met. Then we will work to hold the negligent party responsible.Abuse and neglect can have serious effects on seniors. Nobody deserves to be treated that way. Nursing home residents are in frail health and may be too frightened to stand up for their rights. But we will advocate for them. The experienced attorneys at Lourie Law Firm fight for seniors who have been abused and neglected in nursing homes. Not only is such treatment illegal, it's morally reprehensible. We fight to hold negligent parties responsible.
Our legal team knows how to build a strong case that establishes negligence in the form of abuse or neglect. We'll review all evidence, including medical records and staff member histories to determine what happened. We'll talk to witnesses who may have knowledge about the abuse or neglect.
Our law firm has the resources to handle complex cases
Nursing home abuse and neglect may happen because of negligent hiring, inadequate staffing or poor training. But there is never any excuse. We will find out which staff member was responsible for the abuse or neglect and why nothing was done by management.When we can establish negligence, we can seek to recover damages for you and your loved one. This can include compensation for medical expenses, pain and suffering and emotional distress.
If you suspect a loved one is being abused or neglected in a nursing home, contact the Lourie Law Firm. We offer a free consultation with one of our experienced attorneys. Take steps to protect the rights of your loved one. Call today.