South Carolina Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer

When the worst has happened, you can depend on the South Carolina nursing home abuse lawyers at Rikard & Protopapas. Victims and their families rely on our experience when they need help and justice. Call 803-978-6111 or message us for an immediate and confidential consultation about your case.

Nursing Home Abuse Attorney in South Carolina

If you or a loved one is a victim of nursing home abuse in South Carolina, you can have help from an attorney. Learn how you may receive compensation for mistreatment in a nursing home. Get legal advice and start your case — contact us for a free case review from a lawyer.

Help for victims and families

It can be hard to recognize the signs of abuse. You may not know how to react, or you may question the situation. If you suspect abuse, we welcome you to contact us to talk to a lawyer. We are happy to talk to you about your own experience or about the treatment of a family member.

Nursing Home Abuse – Types and Examples

Nursing home abuse is improper treatment of someone living in a care facility. People usually live in a nursing home because of a medical condition, advanced age or personal care needs. They deserve to be treated appropriately, knowing that they are in a safe environment.

Abuse in a nursing home may be:

  • Physical
  • Mental, psychological
  • Financial
  • Emotional
  • Sexual
  • Discrimination

Care providers abuse nursing home residents for many reasons. They may want to control the resident through intimidation or overmedication, simply to make their work easier. They may abuse a position of power to harm a resident. In whatever way abuse occurs, victims deserve justice. You can have a South Carolina nursing home abuse lawyer represent you.

Examples of nursing home abuse

If you or a loved one has suffered:

  • Assault and battery, hitting, kicking, slapping or pushing
  • A fall that results from a lack of mobility supports, a lack of assistance or deteriorated living conditions
  • Foodborne illness, malnutrition, dehydration
  • Name calling, belittling, threatening
  • Medical harm from lack of daily, personal care
  • Isolation, lack of socialization, prevented access to family members
  • Inadequate medical care, neglect, ignoring requests for help
  • Financial exploitation
  • Forced labor

You may be the victim of nursing home abuse. You may receive financial compensation. Our South Carolina nursing home abuse lawyers bring claims on behalf of victims, representing them in all aspects of seeking justice.

Legal Representation for Nursing Home Abuse

It can be hard to know what to do first when nursing home abuse occurs. If there is an immediate threat to health and safety, you should call 911. You may also call a non-emergency police number and report the abuse to state agencies that oversee adult and elder protection.

You should call a South Carolina nursing home abuse lawyer as soon as possible.

How our lawyers help

Here are ways our legal team of injury attorneys in South Carolina helps nursing home abuse victims and their families:

  • Guidance through what to do next
  • Making sure the abuse is reported to the correct authorities
  • Investigating what occurred
  • Gathering evidence to prove negligence, recklessness or intentional abuse
  • Filing a legal claim
  • Determining what your case is worth
  • Negotiating your settlement
  • Responding to attempts of the defense to deny liability
  • Speaking on your behalf and representing your interests

We understand that nursing home abuse victims suffer. Our representation is caring, and we communicate with you throughout the case. We’re always available to answer questions and discuss things. It’s our goal to truly serve your needs with legal advocacy and compassionate representation.

South Carolina Nursing Homes

There are 188 nursing homes in South Carolina. An estimated 15,000 people live in these facilities. Care can cost thousands of dollars per month.

Some of the larger nursing homes in South Carolina include:

  • NHC (National HealthCare Corporation)
  • Life Care Centers
  • PruittHealth
  • White Oak Manor
  • Carlyle
  • Blue Ridge
  • Magnolia Manor
  • Viviant Healthcare

Nursing home abuse can occur in a facility that is large or small. It can happen when a resident lives relatively independently, or when they rely on regular care.

Basis of a Nursing Home Abuse Claim

A nursing home abuse claim is a demand for compensation. The victim brings the case, stating that they have been abused. A case may be based on intentional acts, like assault and battery. It may also be based on recklessness or negligence.

The nursing home may be liable for negligence in any of the following ways:

  • Hiring staff that is unqualified or that has a history of previous abuse
  • Failing to property train care providers
  • Inadequate staffing, poor monitoring of staff
  • Not implementing a no-tolerance policy for abuse
  • Responding poorly to allegations of abuse
  • Hiding evidence of mistreatment
  • Devoting insufficient resources to care of a resident
  • Allowing dangerous conditions to persist in the care facility
  • Failing to comply with state standards for nursing home facilities

Our legal team can investigate the underlying causes of abuse. If administrators make excuses, deny liability and cover up events, you don’t have to simply accept it. You can talk to a lawyer about your rights.

What can I receive from bringing a nursing home legal claim?

A nursing home legal claim may result in compensation for the financial and personal losses that result from the abuse. Medical expenses and financial losses from exploitation may be claimed. You may also claim compensation for physical suffering and emotional anguish. Nursing home abuse victims often suffer severe harm. It’s our objective to see that you are fully compensated for the wrong that has occurred.

Our lawyers will help you understand your legal options. We can do everything needed for a claim, becoming involved at any stage of the case.

Free Consultations – Talk to a Lawyer

To talk to a South Carolina nursing home abuse lawyer, call Rikard & Protopapas at 803-978-6111 or send us a message. We offer free consultations with no obligation. Get answers to your questions and personalized advice for victims and their families.

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