Nursing Home Abuse Injury Lawyer
Anderson, Greenville, and Spartanburg, South Carolina, and Surrounding Counties
It is very difficult for the elderly and their family to make the decision to place the elderly individual in a nursing home. Even more painful is for the family to discover their loved one is being mistreated or abused by employees of the facility chosen to care for them. If you suspect nursing home abuse against any elderly person, do not hesitate to report your suspicions.
Do Your Homework
Once you have reached the difficult decision to find a reputable elderly care facility for your loved one, be sure you do your homework and research the facility's reputation and daily practices. Question others who have family members in there, speak with staff members and management and speak with residents if possible. It is also very important that you look for signs of physical abuse and neglect.
It is important to be aware of the types of injuries that may be signs of potential nursing home abuse:
- Bed sores
- Poor hygiene
- Nurse or physician negligence
- Misuse of restraints
- Physical abuse
- Over medicating
- Under medicating
- Suspicious injuries
- Broken bones
- Sexual assault
- Verbal abuse
- Head trauma
- Brain injuries
Signs of Neglect
Neglect of nursing home residents is unfortunately a common practice in many facilities. Signs that an elderly resident may be neglected include:
- Lack of care concerning existing medical conditions
- Disregard for daily necessities
- Malnutrition or dehydration
- Bed sores
- Lack of personal hygiene when assistance is needed
- Lack of basic daily necessities including food, water, clothing or shelter
- Unsanitary conditions
At The White Davis & White Law Firm, we understand how difficult the decision to place your elderly loved one into a residential elderly care facility can be. We also know the devastation and guilt you may experience when you suspect your loved one is being mistreated.
If you believe there is nursing home abuse or neglect in any Greenville, Anderson, Spartanburg, or surrounding county in South Carolina, please contact the attorneys at the White Davis and White Law Firm as soon as possible to schedule free initial a consultation.