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Abuse in Assisted Living Facilities

Our Greenville Nursing Home Abuse Attorneys Will Fight for Justice on Your Behalf

Since 1975, Christian & Christian has provided compassionate representation to victims of nursing home abuse. If your loved one has suffered abuse or neglect in an assisted living facility, you have the right to seek compensation in a personal injury lawsuit. We have decades of combined experience, and will conduct a detailed investigation to gather evidence. From beginning to end, our Greenville nursing home abuse lawyers will keep you informed and handle the legal issues of your case.

Call us today at (864) 408-8890 to request a free case evaluation.

What Is the Difference Between Assisted Living Facilities & Nursing Homes?

Standard nursing homes provide intensive care, medical treatment, supervision, and daily assistance to residents. Patients often need help doing simple tasks, such as going to the bathroom, eating, and walking. On the other hand, residents in assisted living facilities may require some assistance with daily tasks and chores, but they generally have a higher degree of independence.

How to Identify Abuse in Assisted Living Facilities

Even though assisted living facilities provide a higher degree of independence, patients may still suffer abuse or neglect. Abuse could involve physical violence, such as punching, kicking, hitting, or shoving, or sexual violence, such as rape or forced nudity. It may also involve emotional manipulation or belittling.

Signs of abuse or neglect include:

  • Broken eyeglasses
  • Signs of restraints on ankles or wrists
  • Bloody underwear
  • Fractures or broken bones
  • Depression or emotional changes
  • Unexplained STDs or genital infections
  • Fear of particular staff members
  • Dehydration or sudden weight loss
  • Bed sores
  • Changes in consciousness
  • Anxiety or withdrawn behavior

If you notice any warning signs of abuse or neglect at an assisted living facility, it is important to transfer your elderly family member to a different facility immediately. It is also important to notify the management of the abuse or neglect, and to file a police report. You should get in touch with one of our experienced Greenville nursing home abuse lawyers right away. We will use evidence, such as police reports, medical records, witness statements, pictures or videos of the abuse, and other documentation, to support your claim. From filing the initial claim to representing you in negotiation or litigation, our legal team will aggressively uphold your right to a settlement.

Attentive Representation for Assisted Living Abuse Victims

At Christian & Christian, we are committed to pursuing justice on behalf of our clients. If your loved one has suffered abuse or neglect at an assisted living facility, we will build your case and keep you informed from start to finish. Our Greenville assisted living abuse attorneys will work tirelessly to hold negligent or abusive parties accountable in court.

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