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Charleston Nursing Home Abuse Attorney

Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers Representing Charleston and Nearby Areas of South Carolina

Nursing homes should be a place in which elderly individuals are able to receive the care and treatment they need in order to live happily and comfortably. Unfortunately, in many cases, nursing home abuse or neglect is a serious threat to the health and well being of elderly individuals who live in these types of facilities. Our clients choose the Steinberg Law Firm because we fight aggressively on behalf of injured elders and their families.

Nursing home abuse can take many different forms, but in all circumstances, those who cause abuse to occur need to be held accountable for violating their residents’ rights. If a loved one has been the victim of nursing home abuse in Charleston, the attorneys at the Steinberg Law Firm know just how hard it can be to come to terms with what has happened, and we work tirelessly on behalf of our clients to pursue justice and bring an end to abuse in these unimaginable situations.

RESULTS

WE HAVE RECOVERED OVER $500 MILLION FOR CLIENTS, INCLUDING:
$250,000 in a nursing home abuse case

Charleston Nursing Home Abuse Attorney

Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers Representing Charleston and Nearby Areas of South Carolina

Nursing homes should be a place in which elderly individuals are able to receive the care and treatment they need in order to live happily and comfortably. Unfortunately, in many cases, nursing home abuse or neglect is a serious threat to the health and well being of elderly individuals who live in these types of facilities. Our clients choose the Steinberg Law Firm because we fight aggressively on behalf of injured elders and their families.
Nursing home abuse can take many different forms, but in all circumstances, those who cause abuse to occur need to be held accountable for violating their residents’ rights. If a loved one has been the victim of nursing home abuse in Charleston, the attorneys at the Steinberg Law Firm know just how hard it can be to come to terms with what has happened, and we work tirelessly on behalf of our clients to pursue justice and bring an end to abuse in these unimaginable situations.

PRACTICE AREAS

RESULTS

WE HAVE RECOVERED OVER $500 MILLION FOR CLIENTS, INCLUDING:
$250,000 in a nursing home abuse case

Nursing Home Abuse by the Numbers

The population of Americans over age 65 is the largest its ever been and projected to grow. According to the last census, there are more than 47 million people who are age 65 and older in the United States. It is estimated that this number will rise, and that 20 percent of Americans will be age 65 or older by 2050.

Nearly ten percent of seniors in nursing homes or assisted living facilities will be abused in some way every year. Many of those victims are especially vulnerable to mistreatment and the people who cause them harm use that to their advantage. A report from a Congressional committee showed that one in three nursing home facilities had been cited for violations which were potentially harmful to residents. Ten percent had serious infractions which had caused harm or death to residents.

Nursing Home Abuse by the Numbers

The population of Americans over age 65 is the largest its ever been and projected to grow. According to the last census, there are more than 47 million people who are age 65 and older in the United States. It is estimated that this number will rise, and that 20 percent of Americans will be age 65 or older by 2050.
Nearly ten percent of seniors in nursing homes or assisted living facilities will be abused in some way every year. Many of those victims are especially vulnerable to mistreatment and the people who cause them harm use that to their advantage. A report from a Congressional committee showed that one in three nursing home facilities had been cited for violations which were potentially harmful to residents. Ten percent had serious infractions which had caused harm or death to residents.

Our Nursing Home Abuse Practice Areas

The attorneys of the Steinberg Law Firm can assist clients in nursing home abuse cases involving:

  • Physical Abuse — including things such as hitting, slapping, handling roughly, or especially in nursing homes, the improper use of physical, medical and chemical restraints to subdue a patient unnecessarily.
  • Emotional Abuse — including yelling, threatening, humiliation, isolation, insulting and cursing at an elderly person.
  • Financial Abuse — including theft of personal property or cash, fraud, identity theft, coercion to alter wills or other important legal documents.
  • Neglect — has to do with failure of caregivers to provide case to the older person. It is not always way to define and there is a wide range of behaviors that could be considered neglect, including withholding food or water, poor hygiene or improper medical care.
  • Sexual Abuse — involves nonconsensual sexual contact. This can include coercion to make someone incapable of true consent to engage in sexual acts or touching.

Mistreatment takes many forms. Even when the definitions of what constitutes nursing home abuse are unclear, one thing is not: no amount of abuse should be tolerated. When the professionals who have been trusted to care for their patients as their own family fail to do so, the damage is especially difficult to understand.

RESULTS

WE HAVE RECOVERED OVER $500 MILLION FOR CLIENTS IN THE LAST 10 YEARS, INCLUDING:
$2,750,000 in a product defect case, scissor lift malfunction.

Our Nursing Home Abuse Practice Areas

The attorneys of the Steinberg Law Firm can assist clients in nursing home abuse cases involving:

  • Physical Abuse — including things such as hitting, slapping, handling roughly, or especially in nursing homes, the improper use of physical, medical and chemical restraints to subdue a patient unnecessarily.
  • Emotional Abuse — including yelling, threatening, humiliation, isolation, insulting and cursing at an elderly person.
  • Financial Abuse — including theft of personal property or cash, fraud, identity theft, coercion to alter wills or other important legal documents.
  • Neglect — has to do with failure of caregivers to provide case to the older person. It is not always way to define and there is a wide range of behaviors that could be considered neglect, including withholding food or water, poor hygiene or improper medical care.
  • Sexual Abuse — involves nonconsensual sexual contact. This can include coercion to make someone incapable of true consent to engage in sexual acts or touching.

Mistreatment takes many forms. Even when the definitions of what constitutes nursing home abuse are unclear, one thing is not: no amount of abuse should be tolerated. When the professionals who have been trusted to care for their patients as their own family fail to do so, the damage is especially difficult to understand.

RESULTS

WE HAVE RECOVERED OVER $500 MILLION FOR CLIENTS IN THE LAST 10 YEARS, INCLUDING:
$2,750,000 in a product defect case, scissor lift malfunction.

Signs of Abuse

It can be difficult to see the signs in your loved one when they are being mistreated for many reasons. Distance or other situations could potentially prevent regular visits and some signs of harm can easily be missed. The elderly individual may also be afraid to say anything about the abuse for fear of retaliation, loss of care or legal action against their caretaker if they are a loved one. There could also be communication issues that prevent the elderly individual from being able to speak up. One of the biggest indicators of neglect and abuse are bedsores. If the individual is confined to bed and does not move bed sores, or pressure ulcers, will develop. These can become infected and even lead to death.

There are other common signs to look for if nursing home abuse is suspected.

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Poor hygiene
  • Malnourishment or weight loss
  • Unsanitary living conditions
  • Fear of caregivers and nursing home staff
  • Changes in mannerisms is disposition
  • Unusual financial transaction or purchases
  • Bruises, cuts, broken bones and other physical injuries that may not be explained
  • Signs of overmedication, such as trouble staying awake

Because nursing home abuse is an unfortunately common occurrence, staying aware of the well being of elderly loved ones is the best way to protect them. Even if face to face visits are difficult or not possible, regular check-ins with the elderly person and the staff can help catch signs of mistreatment.

Signs of Abuse

It can be difficult to see the signs in your loved one when they are being mistreated for many reasons. Distance or other situations could potentially prevent regular visits and some signs of harm can easily be missed. The elderly individual may also be afraid to say anything about the abuse for fear of retaliation, loss of care or legal action against their caretaker if they are a loved one. There could also be communication issues that prevent the elderly individual from being able to speak up. One of the biggest indicators of neglect and abuse are bedsores. If the individual is confined to bed and does not move bed sores, or pressure ulcers, will develop. These can become infected and even lead to death.

There are other common signs to look for if nursing home abuse is suspected.

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Poor hygiene
  • Malnourishment or weight loss
  • Unsanitary living conditions
  • Fear of caregivers and nursing home staff
  • Changes in mannerisms is disposition
  • Unusual financial transaction or purchases
  • Bruises, cuts, broken bones and other physical injuries that may not be explained
  • Signs of overmedication, such as trouble staying awake

Because nursing home abuse is an unfortunately common occurrence, staying aware of the well being of elderly loved ones is the best way to protect them. Even if face to face visits are difficult or not possible, regular check-ins with the elderly person and the staff can help catch signs of mistreatment.

Facing Nursing Home Abuse

If a loved one has been abused by the people entrusted to care for them it is important to act, even if it is difficult to do so. Most importantly, be sure that the senior who is being hurt is safe from the person or people perpetrating the abuse.

Taking action against the facility where the harm occurred is the next step. There are authorities to which incidents of nursing home abuse should be reported. It may also be prudent to contact an attorney with experience in elder abuse cases.

The Steinberg Law Firm Gets Results

At the Steinberg Law Firm, we are committed to getting the victims of nursing home abuse, and others who have been injured, the financial compensation they deserve. We have recovered over $500 million for our clients, including a $250,000 settlement in a nursing home abuse case handled by the firm's attorneys.

If a loved one has suffered from nursing home abuse or neglect, we can help fight to protect them and bring an end to the suffering they, and possibly others, have experienced. Please contact the Steinberg Law Firm today by calling (843) 376-5896 to speak with a qualified legal professional and learn more about what our experienced Charleston nursing home abuse attorneys are prepared to do.

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