Read our South Carolina Nursing Home Abuse FAQ to learn the answers to questions you may be having. Christian & Christian can help.
Recognizing the Signs of Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect
Of our many practice areas, nursing home abuse and neglect hits near and dear to our hearts. We understand how hard it is to trust a caregiver with your loved one, which is why our family-owned law firm fights for every victim of nursing home abuse and neglect. But how do I recognize the signs of nursing home abuse versus neglect ? At Christian & Christian Law in Greenville, we break down your most common questions regarding the topic.
What is nursing home abuse?
Nursing home abuse is generally associated with noticeable physical injury, intimidation or mental anguish. If you recognize these signs in your loved one, it may be time to report an incident.
What is nursing home neglect?
Nursing home neglect usually refers to the failure of a caregiver to fulfill their job duties, which are things like helping with clothing, bathing, or poor nutrition.
How do I report nursing home abuse or neglect in South Carolina?
All nursing homes and their facilities and staff can be held responsible for abuse or neglect. If you do not trust going to senior officials or ombudsman at the facility for help, you can either call 911 or use the nursing home abuse hotline at 1-800-677-1116 for immediate resources.
What is an Ombudsman?
An ombudsman is an appointed official to investigate complaints against malpractices. If you suspect nursing home abuse, you can also call your local South Carolina ombudsman at 1-800-868-9095.
How Common is Nursing Home Abuse?
In a study reported on nursinghomeabuse.org, nearly 24% of all nursing home residents have reported at least one instance of physical abuse or neglect during their stay. This can vary by facility, so it is vital to tour multiple nursing homes before matching your loved one with a caregiver.
Who Investigates Nursing Home Abuse?
Your local authorities in Greenville or the upstate should investigate all claims. By calling 911, you can receive immediate attention for any serious injury.
Where Can I Find a Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer in South Carolina?
At Christian & Christian Law in Greenville SC, we represent cases all along the PeeDee area. If you need a nursing home abuse lawyer near the areas of Florence, Darlington, Sumter or Anderson SC and upstate, you can call our family-owned team for a free consultation.
Find Our Law Firm in Greenville SC
Though based in Greenville SC, our team is willing to travel to you for any nursing home abuse and neglect case you need help with. At Christian & Christian Law, we truly believe in the people we work with and won’t collect any compensation until we’ve closed your case. If you’re curious to meet our team one-on-one, you can visit us in Greenville or review any of our winning cases online , including nursing home abuse, before committing to one of our lawyers. We’re excited to work with you and bring you the representation you deserve!