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Defending Against Nursing Home Negligence Charges


All nursing homes in the United States are legally required to provide residents with a reasonable standard of care. However, while nursing home staffers do their best to meet the immediate needs of their patients, it’s impossible for a facility to have an eye on every resident 24/7. If a resident sustains a questionable injury or illness, the family may have grounds to file a claim against the nursing home and its staff members.

Of course, to be awarded damages, the plaintiff first needs to prove that there was a breach in the standard of care. In particular, the evidence must show that the defendant’s actions or inactions contributed to the resident’s condition. Unfortunate accidents and events can happen at any medical care facility, and, in most cases, they aren’t caused by acts of negligence. In fact, many injuries and illness arise from preexisting medical concerns.

It’s in your best interest to contact an experienced professional liability attorney if your facility is facing a negligence lawsuit. At Pierce, Sloan, Kennedy & Early LLC, our legal team can utilize the following strategies to represent your interests:

  • Examine the medical or autopsy report and confer with medical experts
  • Research the resident’s medical history and correlate it to their injury or illness
  • Develop a litigation strategy that secures a positive case outcome
  • Establish the difference between a differential diagnosis and causation
  • Challenge the plaintiff’s expert witnesses and treating physicians

Defending Nursing Homes in South Carolina

A nursing home is defined by its reputation. At Pierce, Sloan, Kennedy & Early LLC, we know that a medical or professional malpractice claim can be the death of a nursing home’s reputation as both a business and a care facility. Our Charleston professional liability lawyers have the experience and legal resources to effectively protect the rights and interests of nursing homes and their insurance companies. You can rely on our team of legal professionals to litigate on your behalf no matter the simplicity or complexity of your case.

Explore your legal options today. Contact Pierce, Sloan, Kennedy & Early LLC at (843) 968-0886 to schedule a free case evaluation.

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