Empower Your Family
Hold People Responsible
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.
Loved one harmed at a nursing home? Call us now at 864-531-7765 contact us by filling out the form here.
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?
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:
Bruises, pressure marks, broken bones, abrasions, and burns
A sudden change in alertness or unusual depression
Injuries from falls
Behavior such as belittling, threats, and other uses of power and control by spouses or those in a position of trust
Sudden changes in financial situation
Over-medication and over-sedation
Bedsores, unattended medical needs, poor hygiene, and unexpected weight loss
Bruises around the breasts or genital area
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.