Know a Victim of Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect? Call Joe & Martin Injury Attorneys
You trust nursing homes to treat your loved ones with dignity and respect. But when a facility’s carelessness or cruelty harms someone you love, you should know that residents are protected under South Carolina law. At Joe & Martin Injury Attorneys, we can stand up for your loved one’s rights.
Our nursing home abuse lawyers understand the emotional impact elder abuse can have on victims and their families, and we will give your claim the personal attention it deserves. Contact us 24 hours a day, 7 days a week—call 843-357-8000 or fill out our free initial consultation form today.
Signs of Nursing Home Abuse
Nursing home abuse occurs when a facility’s improper personal care harms a resident. And because elderly victims cannot always speak for themselves, detecting signs of nursing home abuse can be difficult. Common signs of abuse include:
- Broken, damaged, or missing personal items
- Bruising that suggests use of physical restraints
- Excessive or rapid weight loss
- Fecal or urine odors
- Fleas, lice, or dirt on your loved one or in his or her room
- Open wounds, cuts, bruises, or welts
- Pale complexion
- Poor hygiene
- Untreated bed sores
Residents within a nursing facility have rights to a safe, clean, and dignified living experience. If you suspect your loved one is a victim of nursing home abuse, you can count on our nursing home abuse lawyers to help get your lives back to normal.
Signs of Nursing Home Neglect
Nursing home neglect occurs when a facility’s carelessness or dishonesty causes harm to patients. Warning signs include when a facility:
- Is unable to explain or answer questions about your loved one’s condition
- Lacks sufficient heating or cooling
- Refuses to allow private visits
- Suddenly changes your loved one’s medication or daily routine, or
- Permits your loved one to wander off the premises
If you encounter warning signs such as these, Joe & Martin Injury Attorneys is here to help ensure the safety of your elderly relative. Let us answer your questions and address your concerns today.