Nursing Home Negligence
We believe the elderly are worth fighting for
Neglect, carelessness, inattention, these are the concerns every family member has when a loved one enters a nursing home or assisted living facility. Whether intentional or accidental, neglect can be a dark secret that affects a growing number of families with elderly members. Unfortunately, the abuse can go unnoticed for months or even years. If you suspect that a loved one is a victim of nursing home abuse, please call an attorney immediately. Bell Legal Group has more than 30 years of experience representing victims of negligence and abuse in South Carolina facilities. We provide you with personal attention as we uncover the truth and hold the responsible parties accountable for their actions.
Do you know the signs of nursing home abuse?
Hidden abuse can take many forms. While it is common for an elderly person to slip and fall, frequent or suspicious falls should be questioned. You always should trust your instincts and discuss your concerns with one of our lawyers. Abuse, negligence, malnutrition, and dehydration can result in severe symptoms and injuries to the elderly, such as:
- Broken Bones
- Unexplained Bruises and Lacerations
- Bed Sores
- Untreated Medical Illnesses
- Poor Hygiene
- Noticeable Weight Loss
- Soiled Clothing and Linens
- Depression and Anxiety
Not all elderly abuse is physical
Abuse is often emotional and mental. In fact, these can often be the most painful and isolating abuses. Such cruel acts can cause permanent scarring or damage to your loved one’s psychological state, including loss of self-worth and self-esteem. Mental and emotional mistreatment may occur if caregivers ignore personal complaints or use hurtful words toward residents who are totally reliant on the caregiver for their well-being.
Our attorneys uncover nursing home abuse
Nursing home abuse and neglect are rarely isolated to a single person or incident. Most cases reflect a widespread pattern of wrongdoing. Our attorneys have made it our social responsibility to represent victims of injury in assisted living and nursing home abuse and neglect. By pursuing the caregivers who have injured your loved one, we seek to stop the abuse of other residents, as we help your family member recover full retribution for the damages inflicted.
If your loved one has been the victim of nursing home abuse or neglect, please contact us at 877-453-5055 or contact us online.