If you have a loved one who is being cared for in a nursing home or residential care facility and question some of the policies, procedures or level of care being provided please don’t wait to get an experience law firm involved. Sadly, nursing home abuse is a rapidly growing problem and experience for families trying to take care of their elderly loved ones. Facilities and institutions taking on the care of others operate with a variety or rules and regulations to ensure the safety and well-being of the residents. If you think something is wrong or if a loved one has been injured, contact our office. We can guide you toward an understanding of your loved one’s rights as well as look into the care being received by your family member.
Long term care facilities, elder care facilities, and nursing homes are often wonderful and caring places to place aging parents and grandparents who require constant care. In most facilities, our loved ones are surrounded by nurses, doctors, and other staff members who are trained to care for them and meet their daily living needs.
Unfortunately, some facilities engage in conduct that can only be described as abuse and neglect. Each and every year, many of our most vulnerable senior citizens are abused, neglected and injured in long-term care facilities, nursing homes, or other elder care facilities. Many of these vulnerable adults cannot take care of themselves, verbalize their needs or even feed themselves, and they depend on others to take care of them.
In some facilities, residents are left alone or ignored by those charged to care for them or even abused by staff members. If you suspect that you or someone you love may be a victim of nursing home abuse or neglect, please contact Rikard & Protopapas to review your case.
Also, learn to recognize some of the common signs of nursing home abuse and neglect such as the following:
- Unexplained Injuries or Bruises
- Over or Under Medication
- Visible Cuts, Bruises, or Skin Tears
- Rapid Weight Loss or Weight Gain
- Dehydration, Malnutrition, and Bedsores
- Unsanitary Living Conditions
- Pressure Sores or Ulcers
- Broken Bones
- Sudden and Unexplained Death
We handle Nursing Home and Residential Care Abuse and Neglect cases throughout South Carolina, regionally, and nationally. You deserve to have an attorney that understands the process, the litigation, and the seriousness of these issues affecting your life. If you believe that you or your family have a Nursing Home Negligence or Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect claim, please contact the team at Rikard & Protopapas to have your case evaluated.