Greenville Nursing Home Abuse Attorney

A Greenville nursing home abuse attorney at Upstate Personal Injury Lawyers, LLC can represent those who are harmed while a resident of a care facility.

When the most vulnerable are victimized, we are proud to stand with them and be their voice for justice.

You may receive financial compensation. You may hold those responsible accountable for what has happened. We represent victims and their families in nursing home abuse claims. Contact an attorney at Upstate Personal Injury Lawyers to talk about your situation.

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Legal Help for Nursing Home Abuse Victims in Greenville, SC

Greenville County ranks first in South Carolina in the number of open DSS nursing home abuse investigations. Sadly, DSS investigates hundreds of abuse cases in South Carolina nursing homes each month. (SC Department of Social Services, Investigate Services, statistics as of March 2023).

It isn’t always easy to get justice. Here are some ways nursing homes try to deny responsibility:

  • Saying that the abuse never happened
  • Blaming the resident
  • Claiming that it is someone else’s fault
  • Refusing to answer questions and provide information
  • Offering way too little in compensation
  • Telling a victim there is nothing they can do

When you need legal help, Upstate Personal Injury Lawyers is here to represent you.

Our nursing home abuse attorney knows how devastating abuse is. Bringing a claim acknowledges what has happened, creates accountability and may prevent harm from happening to someone else.

To see how we may assist in your case, contact us for a free consultation about your situation. We can answer your questions and provide guidance. There is no obligation. We can represent you in taking legal action.

Types of Injuries From Nursing Home Abuse

Common injuries from nursing home abuse are:

  • Broken bones
  • Cuts, bruises
  • Decline in personal hygiene
  • Anxiety, depression, social withdraw
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Dehydration, poor nutrition
  • Infection, illness
  • Bedsores
  • Wrongful death

Each victim has their own story. The signs of trauma vary. One victim may have visible bruising while another victim may have signs of mental health injury. Each victim deserves recognition for the suffering they have endured and its impact on their quality of life.

Liability for Nursing Home Abuse in South Carolina

A nursing home is legally obligated to provide safe care. That means addressing risk factors. It means hiring enough staff and ensuring that they are adequately trained. Care providers who pose a danger to residents should be removed. Residents should be protected from harm. Sufficient resources should be provided to meet residents’ needs.

When the nursing home fails to meet their legal obligations, it may result in abuse. If a person is hurt as a result, it creates legal liability for the nursing home. The care facility may be obligated to pay a range of damages to the victim.

How Our Firm Serves You

Here are some of the ways we assist victims and their families:

  • Beginning an investigation into what has happened
  • Identifying underlying causes in addition to the immediate reasons that harm occurred
  • Understanding the legal definition of nursing home abuse and the possibility of bringing a legal claim
  • Demanding documents and answers when the nursing home doesn’t want to cooperate. Using legal procedure to depose reluctant witnesses
  • Filing a legal claim
  • Building the evidence
  • Determining what your case is worth and the appropriate damages
  • Pursuing the case through all the steps
  • Explaining everything and answering your questions

It is our goal to advocate in the interests of each person that we represent. We are a full-service law firm, handling the legal claim against a nursing home in its entirety.

We aim to be your voice and advocate as we seek justice for you and with you.

Damages and Compensation

The compensation that a nursing home abuse victim receives should represent their losses. Here are some types of compensation that may be claimed:

  • Medical bills: If the victim incurs medical bills for healthcare services because of the abuse, the cost of their care may be claimed as damages.
  • Physical pain and suffering: Injuries may cause great pain. For the elderly and the vulnerable, suffering may be especially great. Physical pain and suffering may be valued and included in a claim.
  • Mental and emotional anguish: In addition to physical injuries, victims often suffer greatly emotionally. Mental harm should not be downplayed, and it may be a significant part of compensation.
  • Lifestyle and disfigurement: To the extent that abuse harms the victim’s lifestyle, mobility and independence, or causes physical disfigurement, the victim may claim compensation.
  • Other losses: While rare, a nursing home resident may experience loss of income because of abuse. They may have damaged personal property. We can ensure that no types of damages are left out.

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We serve Greenville, SC and the surrounding areas. You can talk to a nursing home abuse lawyer now.

Contact us now to discuss your situation. There is no cost and no obligation for your consultation. We look forward to talking with you.

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