Simpsonville Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer

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Like the rest of the country, South Carolina faces an aging population, many of whom suffer from debilitating conditions such as dementia and Alzheimer’s—conditions that leave them physically vulnerable and sometimes unable to communicate.

To better care for their stricken relatives, most families opt to place their elderly loved ones in some form of nursing home or assisted living facility, where they receive round-the-clock monitoring and care.

The vast majority of these institutions are professionally run and provide excellent care for their elderly residents. Too often, however, we read in the news about abuse or neglect at these nursing homes or assisted living facilities.

When you suspect that someone you love has been abused, mistreated, or even killed, you need an attorney that can investigate the facts and tell you the truth about what happened. You need a lawyer that can help you ensure that your loved one’s rights are protected and to hold healthcare providers responsible for any abuse or neglect on their watch.

We are here to help. The Derrick Law Office has handled numerous abuse cases on behalf of South Carolina senior citizens and their families. We can help you get answers and find justice for your loved one.

What Are the Signs of Elder Abuse?

Elders who experience nursing home abuse or neglect have a risk of death three times higher than other older adults, and experience significantly higher levels of psychological stress and additional health problems.

Abuse or neglect can be difficult to spot, especially if your loved one is suffering in silence, so it’s important to keep an eye out for tell-tale signs, such as:

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Bruises, pressure marks, broken bones, abrasions, and burns

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A sudden change in alertness or unusual depression

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Injuries from falls

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Behavior such as belittling, threats, and other uses of power and control by spouses or those in a position of trust

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Sudden changes in financial situation

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Over-medication and over-sedation

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Bedsores, unattended medical needs, poor hygiene, and unexpected weight loss

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Bruises around the breasts or genital area

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Strained or tense relationships, frequent arguments with the caregiver

Don’t worry. We’re here to help!

If you notice changes in the personality, behavior, or physical condition of an elderly loved one living in a care facility, you need to talk with a legal professional immediately, before you approach the facility administration with your concerns.

Contact us today for a FREE consultation about your case. We can even make house and hospital visits, if necessary. We cover upfront legal costs, and there’s never a fee unless we win a settlement or verdict for you.