Charleston Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer
Has your elderly loved one suffered abuse while under the care of a nursing home? Call an experienced nursing home abuse lawyer in Charleston for help.
You should always be able to trust that nursing home and assisted living facility staff are doing everything they can to provide your family member with the proper care. But when these facilities fail to care for your loved one—or, worse, harm or abuse them—South Carolina law says you can do something about it.
In addition to any criminal charges that could be filed, you can file a lawsuit to secure the compensation your relative deserves after the abuse they have been through.
Below, we detail some common types of nursing home abuse, who may be named as liable parties in your civil injury claim, and how a Charleston nursing home abuse lawyer can help.
Common Types of Nursing Home Abuse in Charleston
Although many people assume abuse is always physical, such as hitting, punching, burning, scratching, and kicking, there are actually several other ways in which people in nursing home environments can endure abuse.
Some of the most common types of nursing home abuse include the following:
- Financial abuse
- Missing money
- Sudden change in power of attorney
- Unexplained purchases
- Identity theft
- Sexual abuse
- Emotional abuse
- Psychological abuse
- Withholding food
- Bed sores
- Inadequate nutrition
- Poor hygiene
Who to Sue for Nursing Home Abuse in Charleston
Being able to prove that someone abused your loved one is critical to the success of your case. But their abuser may not be the only party you need to name in your lawsuit.
First, you’ll be pleased to know that the person who abused your relative can be held accountable. Although they may also be subject to criminal penalties, a criminal case would have no real bearing on the outcome of your civil claim. The abusive party could be a nurse, doctor, janitor, or anyone else who works at or in the nursing home facility.
But you may also be able to hold the nursing home or assisting living facility itself accountable because the entire organization had an obligation to ensure the safety of your abused family member. And they failed. Naming the nursing home itself as a defendant can give your family the opportunity to obtain full and fair compensation for the suffering your loved one endured.
If you have questions about who might be responsible for abusing your loved one, or if you aren’t sure whether your loved one is being abused but you have your suspicions, call our office to discuss the specific details of your case.
Get in Touch with a Nursing Home Abuse Attorney in Charleston
If you or a loved one has suffered abuse at the hands of a nursing home provider and you need help recovering compensation, contact a trusted Charleston nursing home abuse lawyer at Louthian Law Firm, P.A. Schedule your free, no-obligation consultation by calling 803-454-1200 or filling out the contact form below.