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Types of Nursing Home Abuse in South Carolina

The purpose of a nursing home is to allow senior citizens to live in comfort while receiving the care and support that they need. Unfortunately, some assisted living homes mistreat and cause harm to their residents. If you feel that someone you know who is living in a nursing home is suffering from neglect and abuse due to the negligence of the home’s staff, you have a case for seeking compensation.

It is important to hold nursing homes accountable for their actions. Nursing homes have a responsibility to provide the best possible care for their those living there. If this expectation is not met, there should be action taken against the home. Any harm caused to an elderly person living in a nursing home, whether through an unintentional act of negligence or through a deliberate act of maliciousness, is unacceptable.

Types of Nursing Home Abuse in South CarolinaIf your loved one is experiencing maltreatment from the staff of their nursing home, the best thing to do is to get in contact with an expert lawyer. Our team of attorneys is well-versed in South Carolina’s laws and regulations that pertain to nursing home abuse cases. Our attorneys have the skills and knowledge necessary to assess your case and provide you with the legal guidance that you need.

There are many situations that can lead to the mistreatment of a nursing home resident. These include:

  • Understaffing
  • Lack of proper training
  • Mistakes in administering medication
  • Hiring under qualified individuals
  • Third-party negligence

Any of these instances can create an unsafe environment that can result in the abuse of those living in the home.

Types of Nursing Home Abuse in South Carolina

There are different types of abuse that an elderly patient may experience in a nursing home. These include physical abuse, emotional abuse, financial abuse, sexual abuse and neglects.

Physical Abuse

Any deliberate physical maltreatment of the patient is considered physical abuse.

Emotional Abuse

This type of abuse is more difficult to detect than physical abuse. Isolation, threats, insults, and malicious language are all examples of emotional abuse.

Financial Abuse

In some cases, nursing home patients may fall victim to scams or may have their financial information stolen by an untrustworthy staff member.

Sexual Abuse

Unfortunately, patients in a nursing home may fall victim to sexual abuse. If a staff member coerces a patient into a sexual act when the patient is incapable of providing consent, it is sexual abuse.

Neglect

Patients have a right to receive their basic needs, such as an adequate supply of food and water, as well as any other needs, such as medication. Failing to provide a patient with these needs constitutes neglect.

 

If you feel that your loved one is suffering due to the neglect or improper treatment of their nursing home staff, you have every right to take legal action. No one deserves to live in a state of fear. At The Nye Law Group, we understand how devastating cases of nursing home abuse are. Our team of lawyers has the capability to provide you and your loved one with the strongest case possible. Call us at (912) 200-5230 to learn more about what options are available to you.

 

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