Greenville Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers
Protecting the Rights of Your Loved One
If your elderly loved one had a health condition that required round-the-clock care, you might have made the hard decision to admit them to a nursing home that has staff who can give the needed treatment. Unfortunately, some of these facilities might provide substandard service, exposing your loved one to abuse. In June of 2019, a report revealed that around 400 nursing homes were cited for not providing adequate care to residents. These facilities are responsible for the safety of their residents, and if your elder family member suffered harm, you might be able to pursue civil action and hold the facility liable for injuries suffered.
Learning that your loved one was abused at the nursing home you entrusted with their care is difficult. That is why our dedicated team at Williams Newman Williams, offers compassionate and personalized legal services to help you through the process of pursuing a claim against the facility. We know that no amount of money can undo the harm your elder suffered, but it can help you and your loved one get the care needed to treat injuries and pay for other incident-related expenses.
Discuss your case during a free and confidential consultation by calling us at (601) 228-6722.
Types of Nursing Home Abuse
Around 24% of nursing home residents suffer some form of abuse. That is unacceptable, especially because not all types of harm are immediately apparent.
Nursing home abuse can include:
- Physical abuse: This occurs when intentional acts of bodily harm are inflicted on the resident. Forms of physical abuse could consist of hitting, pushing, or confining with restraints.
- Psychological abuse: If another person threatens, insults, isolates, or takes any other action that could cause distress or fear in the resident, they are committing acts of emotional abuse.
- Sexual abuse: This type of harm includes intercourse, oral sex, and unwanted touching. It can result in physical and psychological injuries.
- Financial abuse: This can occur when the elder is manipulated into giving their money to someone else or when another person steals the resident’s financial information.
The kinds of nursing home abuse mentioned above could be perpetrated by the medical staff, administrative personnel, and other residents. Typically, mistreatment happens because of understaffing, poor supervision, lack of training, and inexperienced caregivers. If you suspect that someone at a nursing home is harming your loved one, immediately report the incident to the appropriate protective services office or law enforcement agency.
For guidance on how to proceed with a claim against the nursing home, contact our Greenville lawyers as soon as possible. These types of matters require proving that abuse occurred, and our team can conduct a thorough investigation to build a solid strategy on your behalf. Taking legal action shows the facility that their harmful behavior will not be tolerated, and it could prevent instances from occurring in the future.
Speak with Us During a Free Consultation
Holding a nursing home financially responsible for harm caused to your loved one is important. At Williams Newman Williams, we will provide the dedicated legal support and advice you need to effectively initiate a claim. Our team is knowledgeable about the law and the nursing home industry, and we have extensive experience helping those who have been injured at the hands of another. We have obtained favorable verdicts and settlements for past clients, and we are ready to seek just compensation on your behalf.
Allow our attorneys in Greenville to deliver the legal service you need to fight for the justice you and your loved one deserve. Call us today at (601) 228-6722 or schedule a free consultation online.