Myrtle Beach Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer
If you or a loved one was a victim of nursing home abuse or neglect in a Myrtle Beach long-term care facility, our team can help. We will review your case and determine how you can seek compensation and hold those liable accountable. A Myrtle Beach nursing home abuse lawyer from Anastopoulo Law Firm may be able to file a claim or sue the nursing home administration to ensure this does not happen to anyone else.
We provide complimentary consultations so you can learn more for free today.
We will hold Liable Parties Accountable in Your Myrtle Beach Nursing Home Lawsuit
Anastopoulo Law Firm has been helping our clients recover compensation and hold those who hurt them accountable for the past 25 years. So, when our team handles an elder abuse and neglect case in Horry County, you can expect that we will:
- Treat your loved one with dignity
- Answer your questions
- Investigate the situation and gather evidence
- Build your case and value your damages appropriately
- Identify the liable parties
- File a claim or lawsuit and work toward a settlement
- Sue the nursing home administration or other liable parties as necessary
- Represent your loved one’s best interests throughout the process
We offer legal services and representation that help families recover compensation for their expenses. Additionally, we get justice for the abuse or neglect their loved ones endured. Furthermore, our team has secured millions of dollars in damages for our clients over the past two decades.
We Require No Upfront Fees to Start Work on Your Case
We offer our legal services based on contingency. To clarify, we will not ask for anything upfront from your family. Instead, we use our financial resources to build and file your nursing home abuse case and pursue damages on your behalf. So, if we recover a settlement or verdict for our, our fees come from that award. On the other hand, if we do not win your case, we will not get paid.
You can learn more about our payment agreement during a free case review. Also, we have home and hospital visits available, or we can meet with you in your loved one’s new facility. We also have appointments available at our Myrtle Beach office. You can find us at:
2411 N. Oak Street, Ste. 407
Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
For a free legal consultation with a nursing home abuse lawyer serving Myrtle Beach, call 803-222-2222
Types of Damages Recoverable in Elder Abuse Cases
The injuries suffered from nursing home abuse and neglect can vary widely depending on the type of abuse, severity, and other factors. In some cases, the physical injuries are minimal. However, in others, they can be life-threatening or even deadly. The mental and emotional toll it takes is also important to consider.
Recovering compensation in these elderly abuse cases is meant to help victims cover their expenses and losses, both tangible and intangible. For example, some recoverable damages can include:
- Related medical care costs
- Counseling for psychological injuries
- Cost of moving to a different care facility
- Financial losses or expenses
- Pain and suffering
Firstly, if your loved one died from their nursing home abuse injuries or a related cause, we are truly sorry for your loss. When you are ready, we are here to help you explore the possibility of recovering additional damages through a wrongful death lawsuit. We can explain how that process works.
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Elder Abuse can Occur in Various Forms in Nursing Homes and Other Senior Care Facilities
Our Myrtle Beach personal injury lawyers understand how to identify abuse and neglect in South Carolina nursing homes. We can review your loved one’s case and determine what happened in the long-term care facility where your loved one lived. In addition to who was responsible, and your family’s legal rights for taking action.
A few of the most common ways abuse of the elderly occurs in nursing homes include:
Neglect is the only type of nursing home abuse that may be unintentional. However, nursing home administrators are still responsible for ensuring that each resident’s basic needs are being met and that they receive all necessary medical care or support the resident needs. Neglect can include:
- Missing meals
- Not getting proper medication
- Not having help to the bathroom
- Issues with clean clothes or bed sheets
- Lack of attention to medical issues
For example, when a resident must remain in bed but does not have help shifting positions regularly, they may develop pressure sores (also known as bedsores). Thus, this may be a sign of neglect.
Physical abuse causes bruises, lacerations, fractures, and other similar injuries. It could include hitting, shoving, unnecessary restraint, and other actions that cause bodily injuries. Therefore, unexplained bruising or broken bones could indicate abuse.
Sexual abuse covers a wide range of activities that are sexual in nature. This could leave the resident with bruises, other injuries, sexually transmitted diseases, and psychological concerns. Bruising around the breasts and genitals is one possible sign.
Emotional abuse of a senior adult occurs when the abuser uses fear, humiliation, shame, or other psychological tactics to bully the nursing home resident. This can cause depression, anxiety, and other psychological wounds. Emotional abuse often occurs alongside other types of abuse.
Financial abuse generally happens when someone takes a checkbook, credit card, or an object of value from the resident. They may also gain control of their accounts through other means. In some cases, it can occur when the facility bills them for services they do not need or did not receive.
Anastopoulo Law Firm can prove nursing home abuse happened in a Myrtle Beach senior facility and who is responsible. We will identify the liable parties and help your family pursue a claim against them.
South Carolina Law Sets Filing Deadlines for Nursing Home Abuse Cases
The deadlines in nursing home abuse cases vary, but you must get to work on your claim as soon as you can. We will review your case and determine your next steps. It can take time to gather evidence and get started.
In general, deadlines in these cases include:
- Three years for personal injuries or wrongful death under C. Ann. § 15-3-530
- Three years from the date of medical malpractice or the date of discovery under C. Code of Laws § 15-3-545
As long as we know about your case and are working together, we can ensure you meet all necessary deadlines.
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Call Us Today to Discuss Your Myrtle Beach Nursing Home Abuse Case
Anastopoulo Law Firm offers free case consultations for nursing home abuse victims and their families. You can speak with our legal team today for free to learn more. Call (800) 777-7777 to reach our Myrtle Beach office.