Myrtle Beach Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer
Serving Columbia, Conway, Florence, & Surrounding Areas in SC
Many families across South Carolina entrust their loved ones' care to nursing homes, expecting them to be treated with love, kindness, and dignity, with the proper care and attention they deserve.
Unfortunately, this is often not the case. While tragic, the truth is that many nursing homes maintain poor standards of care. Their negligence and improper care can result in various injuries and health conditions, from dehydration and malnutrition to bed sores and broken bones. The citizens our beautiful state deserve better, and it's time to stand up and fight for our loved ones.
If you discover or suspect your loved one has been injured in a nursing home, call David Taylor Law. We can help you hold negligent parties accountable and recover damages for your loved one’s injuries or wrongful death. We put our clients’ needs at the forefront of everything we do, providing compassionate representation tailored to your specific needs.
What Are the Signs of Nursing Home Abuse?
When you hear the word “abuse,” your mind probably goes to bruises, cuts, and black eyes. The reality is that nursing home abuse is not always physical and can take many insidious forms.
There are several types of nursing home abuse, including:
- Physical abuse
- Sexual abuse
- Financial abuse
- Neglect of basic needs
It can sometimes be tough to recognize that your loved one is being mistreated or in danger, especially if they struggle to communicate or you do not have the opportunity to visit them very often. It is important to check in with your loved one whenever possible and encourage them to speak up if something is wrong. You should also look out for common warning signs that may suggest abuse or neglect.
Warning signs of nursing home abuse or neglect include:
- Unexplained bruises, bedsores, open wounds, or other injuries
- Sudden weight loss or malnutrition
- Lack of basic hygiene
- Physical restraints
- Abrupt mood swings or behavioral changes
- Suspicious and unexplained financial activity
- Missing possessions or funds
- Unexpected changes to estate planning documents
If you notice any of these issues, immediately discuss your concerns with your loved one’s caretaker or medical professional. If they refuse to give straight answers or act suspiciously, it is time to call David Taylor Law. Our Myrtle Beach nursing home abuse attorney can review your circumstances, determine whether you have a claim, and walk you through the next steps.
At David Taylor Law, we're dedicated to fighting for your family. Our nursing home abuse attorney is experienced in defending our most vulnerable citizens by pursuing justice on their behalf. We work hard to hold nursing homes and care facilities responsible for the injuries and ailments their negligence has caused.
If you or a loved one have suffered abuse or neglect in a nursing home in Myrtle Beach or the surrounding areas of Columbia, Florence, or Conway, contact our firm to schedule your consultation and put a stop to this terrible travesty today.
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When you discover evidence of nursing home abuse, your first priority is your loved one’s safety. Do everything you can to get them out of the abusive or neglectful facility as quickly as possible. You should also take the time to document evidence of the abuse, including any injuries your loved one suffered, any written statements provided by their caretaker or medical staff, and any bank records that may demonstrate financial exploitation.
In Hawaii, you only have three years from the date you discovered your loved one’s injuries, or the date you reasonably should have discovered the injuries, to file a nursing home abuse lawsuit. Should nursing home abuse or neglect result in death, you will have three years from the date of your loved one’s passing to pursue a wrongful death claim.
Our Myrtle Beach nursing home abuse lawyer will fight hard to recover compensation for all losses, including:
- Past, current, and future medical expenses
- Rent and other fees paid to the negligent facility
- Household expenses (including groceries and utilities)
- Lost wages
- Punitive damages
We recognize your family is going through an unimaginably difficult time as you come to terms with the abuse your loved one experienced. Our goal is to make the legal process as straightforward, efficient, and painless as possible. Let us handle the legal work so you can focus on caring for your loved one and moving forward.