Unfortunately, nursing home abuse and neglect continues to be a growing concern for South Carolina’s aging population. As the percentage of elderly citizens increases in our state, staffing shortages will become even more of a major contributor to nursing home abuse, neglect, and negligence.
Nursing home abuse is defined as general neglect, as well as physical, sexual, financial and psychological abuse. Examples include:
- Failure to Recognize, Treat, or Prevent Serious Injuries
- Hitting, Pushing or Shoving
- Improper Restraint
- Sexual Assault
- Isolation from Friends/Family
- Emotional Abuse — verbal threats, babying and silent treatment
Possible Warning Signs of Nursing Home Neglect or Abuse:
- Dehydration & Malnutrition
- Unattended Wanderings
- Missing Personal Belongings
- Ligature marks on the wrists or ankles
- Unexplained Bruises, Cuts, or Abrasions
- Sudden Unexplained Emotional Changes
- Rashes Due to Infrequent Changing of Wet Clothing
Because most nursing homes are run by major corporations, in some instances proper care has become secondary to profitability. We know your loved one’s rights and can help you determine the right avenue to take when your loved one has not been properly cared for.
If you or a loved one has been the victim of nursing home abuse, contact your experienced Greenville nursing home abuse lawyer at David R Price, Jr., P.A., for a free consultation today.