Nursing Home Negligence Lawyer in South Carolina
Charleston Nursing Home Abuse Attorney
Nursing home neglect is unforgivable. If a care facility failed in its duty and injured or allowed injury of your elderly family member, contact the team at Pierce, Sloan, Kennedy & Early LLC for aggressive action.
Our nursing home neglect attorneys handle cases involving:
- Medical neglect
- Elder abuse
- Poor supervision and care
We have handled nursing home abuse cases in Charleston, Berkeley, Dorchester, and Calhoun counties and across South Carolina. Contact us today to discuss an unexplained injury or the suspicious death of your elderly loved one.
Our nursing home negligence lawyers in Charleston offer a free initial consultation when you call (843) 968-0886 or complete an online form.
What Should I Do if I Suspect Nursing Home Negligence?
If you believe that your loved one is being neglected in the nursing home and the signs are serious or you believe they are in immediate danger, report the injuries to the authorities and remove your loved one from the facility as soon as possible. If the signs of neglect are less serious, reach out to the doctors or care providers at the facility. Then, speak with one of our nursing home negligence attorneys to discuss what next course of action is. Stand up for your loved ones if they cannot speak for themselves.
Injuries from Nursing Home Neglect
Our Charleston nursing home neglect attorneys actively investigate cases to prove that injuries or illnesses resulted from negligent care or intentional acts of abuse.
We can help you determine if your elderly loved one is suffering from:
- Bed sores and pressure ulcers
- Nursing home malnutrition and dehydration
- Undiagnosed medical conditions
- Nursing home medication errors
- Failure to provide safety restraints
- Excessive restraints as punishment
- Failure to supervise Alzheimer’s patients
- Failure to assist patients in activities such as getting out of bed and showering
- Inadequate security, both keeping residents in and keeping intruders out
- Physical assault or sexual assault by staff or residents
We have represented clients who broke hips, legs, or wrists because no one answered their calls for assistance in walking. We represented a woman who was allowed to wander out of the facility and was hit by a car. Another client on a liquid diet nearly choked to death from solid food. We’re passionate about protecting our clients.
Uncovering the Root of Nursing Home Neglect
Our Charleston nursing home negligence attorneys obtain patient charts, prescriptions, and nurse logs to determine what care was provided or withheld. Negligent hiring, training, and supervision of employees may be grounds to bring a claim, as well as inadequate staffing levels and written or unwritten policies of administrators. We check the background of employees for criminal history or professional license sanctions, and research previous safety citations or lawsuits against the nursing home.
We turn over every stone to hold nursing homes or assisted living facilities responsible for neglect and abuse. Contact Pierce | Sloan for a free evaluation with skilled nursing home negligence attorneys.