Hilton Head Island Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers
Serving Beaufort County & the Surrounding Areas
Nursing home abuse occurs far too often in facilities designed to care for the elderly throughout the U.S. Whether unintentional or intentional, neglect and abuse of these vulnerable senior citizens can lead to psychological, physical, financial, and even sexual injuries and even death. Unfortunately, the elderly are easy marks for neglect and abuse for many reasons. Because of this, they need vigilant advocates, such as family members and friends who can monitor their care, be aware of any signs or indications of neglect or abuse, and take action to protect them.
At Clark & Stevens, P.A., we are well aware of the serious harm that can occur to nursing home abuse or neglect victims and their families. Our team is here to ensure that you understand your rights and options when you believe that such harm has occurred.
Contact a Beaufort County nursing home abuse attorney to discuss your case in a confidential consultation at (843) 258-5550 or via our website email form.
Understanding Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect in South Carolina
Nursing home abuse and neglect can occur in many ways, as mentioned above.
This can be inflicted by caregivers, other residents, other staff, and even visitors to the facility. It can include such behavior as slapping, punching, pinching, hair pulling, and using chemical and physical restraints. Signs of physical abuse can include bruises, welts, burns, unexplained injuries, fear and anxiety in the presence of caregivers, overmedication, trips to the emergency room, and hospitalizations.
This type of abuse includes intimidation, humiliation, ridicule, threats, other forms of verbal abuse, and isolation. Signs of this type of abuse include depression, anxiety, withdrawal, fear of making eye contact, inability to eat or sleep, weight loss, and more.
This type of abuse can be committed by predatory caregivers and others to fleece the victim of his or her financial resources. It can result in the loss of personal belongings, changes in the victim’s will or estate planning, unexplained money transfers, frequent bank withdrawals, and the victim’s fear of discussing these matters.
This consists of various types of unwanted sexual touching or assault. It can include rape. Signs of this type of abuse include stained or bloody clothing, bleeding, bruising in intimate areas, anxiety, and fear in the presence of the offender.
Neglect can occur in countless ways, from failing to meet the victim’s basic needs, resulting in malnutrition, dehydration, lack of hygiene, bed sores, infections, overmedication, social isolation, and more.
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No senior citizen should have to suffer any type of abuse or neglect under any circumstances. While abusers can be criminally charged, this does not compensate victims or their families for the suffering and harm endured. At Clark & Stevens, P.A., we have the dedication, compassion, resources, and experience to help you and your family member hold perpetrators of nursing home abuse and neglect accountable.
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