Making the decision to place your elderly loved one in a skilled nursing facility or a nursing home can be difficult. You do everything you can to ensure that your loved one will be well cared for by the nursing home and its staff. You go above and beyond to choose what you believe will be the best elderly care facility. Unfortunately, even nursing facilities with great reputations fail to properly care for their elderly residents. Many nursing home residents suffer from malnutrition, bed sores, physical injuries, and psychological trauma as a result of neglect and improper care. At Guest & Brady, we are committed to helping families defend the rights of their elderly loved ones against nursing home injuries.
Common Nursing Home Injuries
If a nursing home is not taking proper care of a resident, he or she can suffer numerous injuries. Without adequate help to bathe or groom, residents can be left with bed sores or develop serious skin infections. Without proper nutritional guidance or help with eating, residents may go hungry and may eventually suffer malnutrition. Without adequate supervision, residents who are weak, or unable to be ambulatory on their own, may fall and suffer injuries like lacerations and broken bones. In some cases, nursing home residents who are subjected to abuse or severe forms of elderly care neglect may be psychologically traumatized as well. Simply put, the injuries that can be inflicted upon an elderly individual who is not being properly cared for in a nursing facility are numerous and devastating.
Standing Up for Your Loved One
Many people discover signs of nursing home abuse or neglect when they visit their elderly loved one in the facility. If your loved one is being neglected or abused, you may notice that your loved one does not have clean clothes or has not groomed recently, or you may notice odd bumps, bruises, or sores that cannot be explained and weren’t there before. Your loved one may seem withdrawn, frustrated, angry, or sad, and may even display fear of the orderlies and nurses in the facility. If you suspect your loved one has been the victim of nursing home abuse or has been injured as a result of neglect, it is important that you act quickly and get legal help as soon as possible.
Our team of South Carolina nursing home lawyers can provide you with the aggressive legal support you need to hold the nursing home facility responsible for their carelessness and neglectfulness. We will investigate your case thoroughly to determine if the nursing home is at fault, and will pursue the case all the way to litigation if necessary, in order to provide your family and your loved one with justice and closure after a nursing home injury.
Call us today for a consultation, and discuss your case in detail with a compassionate Greenville, SC, attorney at (864) 233-7200.