Nursing Home Abuse vs Neglect

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      Everyone there was very professional, knowledgeable, and friendly. My car was totaled, and I was a little intimidated talking with a couple of other lawyers in Greenville. But with Christian and Christian, not only did they answer my questions, but they did so in a way that made what could have been a hectic situation, easy. Overall, an excellent experience with high quality lawyers who truly go above and beyond and really try to get you the results or answers you need.

      —Rob Young

      I met Josh like 4 years ago when my Son was injured at Daycare. He was very concerned about the well being of my Child and Me. Very Understanding Professional and Just a great Staff. If You need a Lawyer that’s all about YOU this is the Place. I just closed a Case on 6/23/2021 from a injury on a Property. They handled everything because no one else would help Me. I’m forever grateful for Your hard Work and Time. Once again Thank You Josh and Sally.

      —Rezillai Henderson

      My husband was referred to this law firm from another lawyer after his mother passed away while residing in a nursing home. Matt took on his case and we are pleased with how everything turned out. It took a long, long time to finally settle, but it was worth the wait. The staff here is friendly and I’d be happy to recommend them to anyone needing legal assistance.

      — Jen

      I was referred to Harold by a family friend, and I couldn’t be happier. He took the time to listen to my case, answered all my questions and truly treated me like a friend not a client. His knowledge of medical malpractice is priceless he actually successfully won, one of the first medical malpractice cases in Greenville County.

      — Lindsey

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      Only Serving People, Never Companies

      About Our Firm

      Founded in 1975, Christian & Christian has deep roots in the community. Our lawyers have worked hard to build a strong, caring legacy of legal advocacy and protection for injured people. We stand up to injustice and help injury victims in their fight against well-funded insurance companies.

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      What Is Elder Abuse?

      Among health and legal professionals, elder abuse is generally defined as the willful infliction of physical injury or harm, intimidation, or unreasonable confinement that results in pain or mental anguish by a caregiver.

      Elder abuse includes the following:

      • Physical Abuse: Hitting, scratching, shoving, biting, and inappropriate use of restraints.
      • Emotional Abuse: Ridiculing, humiliating, intimidating, terrorizing, engaging in demeaning behavior, and scapegoating.
      • Sexual Abuse: Tricked, forced, or coerced sexual contact.
      • Financial Abuse: Pressuring an elder to divulge valuable information or forcing an elder to modify a will, deed, or trust.

      It is crucial to report and prosecute nursing home abuse not only for the sake of your loved one, but as a public service, which can serve as a warning for other facilities that may be prone to the same level of abuse.

      What Is Elder Neglect?

      Elder neglect, on the other hand, generally refers to the failure of a caregiver to fulfill his or her obligations to the elder person’s care. This can include poor or inadequate nutrition, poor hygiene, lack of clothing, and failure to provide appropriate medical care.

      Several different factors can play a part in elder neglect, such as:

      • Negligent hiring
      • Understaffing
      • Poor or insufficient training

      Neglect can have some severe and fatal consequences, which includes:

      • Dehydration and weight loss
      • Pressure ulcers and bed sores
      • Slips and falls
      • Medical errors
      • Amputation
      • Choking accidents
      • Urinary tract infections
      • Sepsis
      • Pneumonia

      Facilities can also be held vicariously liable for the acts of its employees or third parties contracted to care for residents. If a resident harms or injures another resident, for example, the private security firm that provided staff to maintain safety and order in a facility might be held liable for negligence.

      If you or a loved one are a victim of nursing home neglect, please reach out to our South Carolina nursing home neglect lawyers.

      Client Reviews

      Everyone there was very professional, knowledgeable, and friendly. My car was totaled, and I was a little intimidated talking with a couple of other lawyers in Greenville. But with Christian and Christian, not only did they answer my questions, but they did so in a way that made what could have been a hectic situation, easy. Overall, an excellent experience with high quality lawyers who truly go above and beyond and really try to get you the results or answers you need.

      Rob Young

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