Nursing home abuse is a serious crime committed against a family’s most vulnerable members. If you believe that you or a loved one has been a victim of nursing home abuse, don’t hesitate to contact us today for help. At Anastopoulo Law Firm, our South Carolina nursing home abuse lawyers have more than 25 years of experience handling complex personal injury and wrongful death claims, including those involving nursing home abuse and neglect.
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Tips for Identifying Nursing Home Abuse
Nursing home abuse involves neglect and criminal acts committed against those who reside in nursing homes, as well as those in assisted living and extended care facilities. Though nursing home abuse is typically used to refer to crimes committed against the elderly, the term also encompasses abuse committed against the disabled and all others who reside in facilities that provide medical care and treatment that the people cannot provide for themselves without assistance.
Nursing home abuse can take a wide variety of forms, and can include:
- Sexual abuse
- Physical abuse
- Emotional abuse
- Psychological abuse
- Healthcare fraud and abuse
- Material and financial exploitation
Some of the signs of nursing home abuse include:
- Bruises, welts, lacerations and black eyes
- Sprains, dislocations, fractures, and broken bones
- Medication overdoses
- Physical signs of restraints and punishment
- Sudden changes in behavior
- Unexplained venereal diseases
- Untreated bedsores
- Neglected personal hygiene
- Unsafe and otherwise hazardous living conditions
- The forgery of the elderly’s signature
- The unexplained disappearance of funds from bank accounts
Who Is Liable for Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect?
If you believe that you or an elderly loved one is a victim of nursing home abuse, you can file a claim against a variety of parties, including:
- Medical and health care providers
- Nursing home attendants
- Employed caregivers
- Landlords and other residence providers
- The institutions and facilities who employ such parties
Trusted Nursing Home Abuse Legal Representation
Nursing home abuse is a grievous and serious matter. If you believe you or a loved one has been the victim of such abuse, don’t face this challenge alone. Contact Anastopoulo Law Firm today and let us work on your behalf. Our team of South Carolina nursing home abuse attorneys at The Anastopoulo Law Firm is available to help protect your rights and work to recover compensation for your injuries and other losses.
Get in touch with us online or by phone at (800) 313-2546 and request a free consultation with one of our nursing home abuse lawyers in South Carolina.