Every family’s worst nightmare is that a loved one suffers an injury at the hands of the nursing home the family trusted to care for them. If a nursing home has violated the legal duty that they owed to your loved one, then your loved one and their family may be eligible for financial compensation.
Lawyers for Nursing Home Abuse in Greenville
Our Greenville personal injury law firm helps families whose loved ones have been harmed by nursing home abuse and neglect. Your family can send the nursing home a strong message about accountability and get justice for what they did.
To start your case, request a free consultation from the Greenville nursing home abuse attorneys at David R. Price, Jr., P.A. today.
Why Does Nursing Home Abuse Happen?
Nursing homes in Greenville and surrounding areas are out to make a profit. Most nursing home cut all sorts of corners to boost their own bottom line. Nursing home abuse and neglect often happens because a nursing home is short-staffed or does not take the time to properly screen or supervise the people that they hire.
Some nursing home staff members are unqualified, or they may be overworked. They may ignore residents when they need help or actively mistreat residents because the staffer cannot handle the pressures of the job.
When a nursing home fails its duty to provide reasonable and competent care and injures a loved one, your loved one or your family may be entitled to financial compensation.
Examples of Nursing Home Abuse
Nursing home abuse can take on many forms. Five major types of nursing home abuse include:
- Neglect and abandonment
- Physical abuse or assault and battery
- Emotional abuse or isolation
- Financial exploitation
- Sexual abuse
Neglect is a common form of nursing home abuse. If a nursing home staff does not provide your loved one with the care that they require, it can be considered abuse. Some examples of nursing home neglect that can be the basis for an abuse lawsuit include:
- The nursing home allows a resident to develop bed sores that can become infected because the nursing home staff does not rotate their position.
- The nursing home staff does not properly feed residents or keep them hydrated.
- The nursing home allows residents to develop an infection because of they are not allowed to properly toilet or other lack of hygiene.
- Nurses and physicians at the care facility do not provide proper medical care.
Getting Financial Compensation and Justice For Abused Nursing Home Residents
Nobody has the right to mistreat your loved one, especially when your family has relied on a nursing home to provide care for someone who is vulnerable and unwell. If you have had a loved one suffer injury at a nursing home as a result of abuse or neglect, then your family has every right to be angry and want justice for what happened.
Filing a nursing home abuse lawsuit is one way that your family can take action to get justice. If you want to hold someone accountable for what they did, one way to do that is through a lawsuit.
Why Hire a Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer?
Nursing homes do not make it easy for families to find out what happened to their loved ones. They may create roadblocks when families want to understand why their loved one suffered an injury or died, in order to try to protect their reputation.
If your family member was injured or died as a result of something that happened in a nursing home, then you need an experienced nursing home attorney to help you get to the bottom of what happened and help your family take legal action against the nursing home.
Our firm can help your family in the following ways:
- Investigate the circumstances of the abuse and gather evidence that can prove it happened
- Report the abuse to the appropriate authorities so they can launch an investigation
- File a claim or lawsuit on your family’s behalf
- Help you determine the value of the claim
- Negotiate compensation if the nursing home and its insurance company decide to settle the case
- Argue your case in front of a jury if no settlement is reached
Our foremost aim is to build evidence in your case. You are in a much stronger position when you have a well-documented case with proof that the nursing home acted recklessly or negligently.
What’s the Value of a Nursing Home Abuse Claim?
When nursing home resident are injured as a result of abuse or neglect at the facility, then nursing homes are obligated to pay for all the damages that they caused to an injured resident and their family. These damages can include the following:
- Medical costs to treat a resident’s injuries
- Pain and suffering that a resident endured as a result of the abuse
- Embarrassment and humiliation
- Emotional distress
Depending on the circumstances, nursing homes may also be ordered to pay punitive damages if a case goes to trial. When the abuse or neglect is particularly horrifying, the nursing home may be motivated to avoid trial because they know that the jury may react angrily to what happened.
At David R. Price, Jr., P.A., we will work to maximize the compensation that your family can receive, both so your family can get the money it deserves and to send a message to the nursing home that they are accountable for abuse and neglect.
Is a Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer Necessary?
Nursing homes will do everything that they can to defeat your claim, regardless of what they did to your loved one. Many nursing homes simply do not care about their residents or their families. They care only about their own profits.
It is hard to confront a nursing home on your own, without legal representation. In many cases, the nursing home is owned by a large and sophisticated corporation that deals with many claims like yours. You need a determined attorney to level the playing field.
Our Greenville Nursing Home Abuse Attorneys Care About Your Family
We take the time to learn about your family and what happened to your loved one. Oftentimes, families come to us after their family member died at the hands of a nursing home. We understand that these cases are difficult for a family and can involve strong emotions. Our lawyers will be compassionate towards your family while taking tough action against those who harmed your loved one.
Contact an Experienced Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect Attorney in Greenville
When your loved one suffers from nursing home abuse, your family’s first step is to contact our lawyers at David R. Price, Jr., P.A. for a free initial consultation. We will help you determine whether you can take legal action against the nursing home. You will not owe us a fee unless we win your case.
Request a consultation for free by submitting our online form or calling us now at (864) 207-4741.