Our nursing home lawyer represents individuals and their families in Spartanburg, SC who have suffered neglect while in a care facility. Nursing home neglect is a serious issue, and at Poliakoff & Associates, P.A. we devote a high percentage of our law firm’s resources to helping victims get justice. Whether you or a loved one experienced neglect as a resident in a Spartanburg, SC nursing home, it’s important to contact a lawyer as soon as possible. South Carolina has a statute of limitations deadline for injury cases which means that if you do not file your claim in time, your claim will likely be automatically denied. You can receive a no-cost case review by our nursing home neglect lawyer in Spartanburg, SC to learn if we are a good fit for representing your family. A successful claim can result in receiving a substantial settlement for your damages.
When Signs of Nursing Home Neglect Become Apparent
Nursing home neglect is not uncommon, but not everyone recognizes the signs that indicate it may be occurring to one’s loved one. If you suspect that your loved one may be suffering from neglect while in the care of a Spartanburg, SC nursing home, contact our lawyer. Once in contact with us, we can arrange for a free consultation and subsequent to that, should we represent your family we will walk you through the process of getting justice for your loved one.
Here are three signs that may indicate that your loved one is suffering from neglect while in the care of a nursing home:
They are living in conditions that are not safe or are unclean. By law, nursing homes are required to provide safe and clean living quarters for their residents. Legally, ethically, and morally the nursing home is obligated to ensure that each resident receives proper hygiene care. This includes assistance as necessary with getting dressed, trimming toe and fingernails, brushing hair, brushing teeth, etc. This is not a cosmetic or minor example of neglect as it can lead to serious issues such as deep depression, anxiety, and painful dental conditions.
They are suffering from dehydration or malnutrition. When a nursing home facility is understaffed, or the staff is negligent in their care of the residents, the resident may not receive the nutrition and water intake that they require to stay healthy. Dehydration can be painful as it affects joints and muscles and these are symptoms that can indicate insufficient liquid intake. Malnutrition can lead a long list of debilitating health conditions and is especially a concern when someone’s health is already at risk.
They have sustained injuries such as a broken bone, head injury, or bruising. When someone is suffering from neglect, they may be forced to take action on their own despite being physically or mentally incapable. As a result, they may overexert themselves and take a fall while reaching for something they need; they may break bones, sustain internal injuries, or they may get bruised.
If your loved has experienced neglect while in the care of a nursing home, discuss your case with our lawyer in Spartanburg, SC, call us today.