As the population of the U.S. continues to age, more families are facing the enormously difficult decision of putting their elderly loved ones in nursing homes. These are the last places most of these old people will see. Not many would argue that those in the twilight of their life deserve dignity and respect by providers trained to give them what most family members cannot on a daily basis. Tragically, this is not always the case. Nursing Home Abuse and neglect of our elderly seems to be an increasing problem all across the country.
If you suspect your loved one has suffered abuse or neglect in a nursing home, please contact the experienced South Carolina nursing home abuse and neglect attorneys at the Dick James Law Firm.
Nursing Home Abuse
Abusing a resident of a nursing home may come in a mental or physical state. Mental abuse includes emotional and psychological abuse, such as threatening and intimidating a person.
Nursing Home Neglect
Neglect is linked to insufficiently caring for nursing home residents. Neglect may be tied to failing to perform adequate hygiene, provide medical care, or even give bedridden residents a stimulating environment. Failure to supervise residents with issues of dementia or other mental states that require closely monitoring them also falls under nursing home neglect.
Nursing Home Physical Abuse May Include:
Assault & Battery
Deprivation of Water
Denial of Medication
Deprivation of Food
Legal Solutions To Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect
Given that nursing home abuse and neglect may be difficult to prove, you need someone who will investigate anything that seems amiss and be an advocate for you and your loved one. Discovering who is responsible and what they have done is what the attorneys at the Dick James Law Firm knows how to do.
Seeking criminal punishment and financial reimbursement from those who have put your loved one in a precarious position can be accomplished through the dedicated and persistent team of legal representatives in the Spartanburg, and Greenville, South Carolina area. Please contact the Dick James Law Firm for an initial consultation.