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Physical Abuse of Nursing Home Residents Lawyer in Columbia

Physical abuse of nursing home residents: the decision to accept a loved one to a nursing home is difficult. We desire what’s best for our aged relatives, and weighing the demand for attention against the loss of liberty is psychological. Subsequently, it’s disturbing and infuriating to detect maltreatment once the selection is made. Columbia nursing home physical abuse lawyer.

If you feel your loved one could be the victim of nursing home abuse, please contact The Jeffcoat Firm today to schedule your free consultation with a South Carolina, Columbia nursing home physical abuse attorney.

What is nursing home abuse?

Nursing home abuse can be any sort of physical, sexual, emotional, or financial abuse of a resident in a nursing home while that resident is under their care. While psychological and monetary maltreatment are intolerable, such instances can occasionally go undetected because of deficiency of obvious signs and symptoms. But in the instance of sexual and physical abuse, the warning signals may be right in front of us if we’re paying attention.

Common injuries and symptoms

The most common kinds of symptoms and injuries experienced by sufferers of sexual and physical abuse in nursing homes comprise the following:

  • Welts, or funny bruises, scars, particularly those that appear on either side of the body.
  • Broken eyeglasses or other personal property
  • Drug overdoses or refusal to take drugs
  • Rope marks on wrists indicative of restraint

Physical abuse is never okay, and if your request to spend time with your loved one is ever denied by a health professional, you should suspect maltreatment. They may be attempting to conceal something.

How nursing homes are liable and responsible

South Carolina has established a residents’ bill of rights for patients of nursing homes, which protects those in long term care. Nursing home administrators and staff should be completely conscious of the obligation they have to take care of your loved one. Specifically, the bill of rights requires that long term care facilities:

  • Supply sufficient quality of life for residents.
  • Supply proper services and activities.
  • Let advocates and their residents to participate in administration.
  • Afford authority and adequate accessibility to nursing home applications.

Nursing home caretakers have a duty to treat aged residents with comprehension and attention. That means no damage, no shaking, no squeezing or pinching, and no unneeded physical restraint.

It’s time to take actions and prevent additional damage if you believe that your loved one may be suffering from physical mistreatment while in the care of a long term care facility. Please contact The Jeffcoat Firm today to schedule your free consultation with one of our South Carolina physical abuse lawyers.

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Columbia, SC 29201

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Lexington, SC 29072

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161 Elliott St SE Suite B,
Orangeburg, SC 29115

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749-2 University Village Dr,
Blythewood, SC 29016

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