Sadly, the most vulnerable people in our society are often the ones who are mistreated. Nursing home abuse is a prime example, as vulnerable elderly residents are often victims of physical, mental and financial abuse.
If your loved one has suffered nursing home abuse, you need skilled legal representation from a Bluffton nursing home abuse attorney to help make sure the offenders are held accountable and you receive fair compensation.
The Nye Law Group’s Bluffton nursing home abuse attorneys have handled a variety of nursing home abuse claims and helped victims obtain the justice and compensation they were entitled. We offer a free initial consultation to discuss your claim and we do not charge attorney’s fees unless a favorable verdict or settlement is reached.
Call 855-856-4212 to learn more about the legal options available to you.
Types of Nursing Home Abuse
As the nursing home industry expands and is taken over by large corporations, more and more facilities prioritize profit above quality care for residents. This creates an environment where nursing home residents are much more likely to suffer a variety of forms of abuse, including physical abuse like:
Residents could also be victims of neglect, which can include:
- Being deprived of food or water
- Not helping residents with personal hygiene
- Withholding medication
- Not removing safety hazards in hallways or residents’ rooms
Medication errors can be particularly dangerous, causing serious injury and even death in extreme circumstances. Medication errors can include giving residents the wrong dosage, the wrong medication or failing to consider how a medication will interact with drugs they are already taking.
Your loved one could also suffer bullying and other forms of psychological abuse that could cause mood swings and depression, including:
- Ignoring a resident or keeping them isolated
Residents can also suffer financial abuse, in which staff members steal money from patients or force them to sign over power of attorney or financial information or assets.
These forms of abuse are completely unacceptable and violate your loved one’s rights. You may be able to recover compensation for the physical and emotional damage your loved one has experienced.
Our Bluffton nursing home abuse attorneys can help you every step of the way, from investigating the nursing home to negotiating a fair settlement. If you think your loved one was abused, contact us to schedule a free consultation to find out how we can help you.
Fill out a Free Case Evaluation form or call us at 855-856-4212.
Warning Signs of Abuse or Neglect
Nursing homes often try to cover up abuse, so that is why you need to know the warning signs that can indicate that your loved one has been abused. If you notice any of these physical or emotional symptoms, you should investigate to find out exactly what is going on:
- Bruises or scratches that your loved one does not remembering occurring
- Dehydration or malnutrition
- Poor hygiene
- A dirty or unsanitary room
- Injuries from slip and fall accidents
- Mood swings
- Weight loss
If you have trouble finding out the cause of these injuries, contact The Nye Law Group’s Bluffton nursing home abuse attorneys to help with the investigation. We have many years of experience dealing with nursing homes that cover up abuse.
Contact us today to review your claim and find out how we can help you. Call 855-856-4212.
Causes of Nursing Home Abuse
Nursing homes must provide a safe environment for residents but they often cut corners, either out of incompetence or a desire to make more money. These are some of the ways facilities cut corners:
Understaffing – Some facilities do not have a large enough staff to provide the quality care that every resident needs. Overworked staff may neglect your loved one or become more easily frustrated and lash out.
Hiring unqualified staff – Nursing home staff members must have the proper training and certifications. However, some facilities hire staff who have not passed a background check.
Undertrained staff – Abuse is more likely to occur if staff members do not know how to avoid medical errors, medication errors or how to maintain a safe environment for residents, many of whom have severe physical and mental limitations.
If you suspect that your loved one has been abused because of a negligent nursing home, our Bluffton nursing home abuse attorneys will conduct an in-depth investigation to find out exactly what happened. If your loved one suffered abuse, we will work tirelessly to gather the evidence we need to help prove it and obtain compensation.
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Battling a negligent nursing home on your own is a tall order. These facilities will try their hardest to cover up abuse and avoid being held liable.
A reputable Bluffton nursing home abuse attorney can work with you every step of the way. Our priority is to obtain the justice and compensation that you and your loved one are entitled.
Contact us right now so our skilled Bluffton personal injury attorneys can thoughtfully review your claim and see how we can assist you. Our Bluffton nursing home abuse attorneys work on a contingency fee basis so we are not compensated unless we obtain a favorable verdict or settlement for our clients.
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