At Bobby Jones Law, we’re here to help you through life’s most diﬃcult chapters. We are a highly experienced law ﬁrm dedicated to meet and exceed our clients’ expectations. Let our decades of experience litigating against nursing homes, assisted living facilities, insurance companies, and hospitals assist you in achieving justice.
Greenville, South Carolina, nursing home negligence & abuse cases are one of the primary focuses of our law ﬁrm. Over the past ten years, Bobby has pursued justice for victims all across the State of South Carolina. Bobby has recovered millions of dollars for families aﬀected by neglect inside South Carolina facilities. Speciﬁc cases require speciﬁc lawyers. Call us now for your free nursing home negligence or abuse case consultation at 864-432-1514. Let our caring and experienced law ﬁrm help you get justice following your family tragedy. Speak with us today and see why we are diﬀerent.
How a Dedicated Greenville Nursing Home Abuse Attorney Can Help
There are a variety of important reasons why having a dedicated Greenville nursing home abuse attorney in your corner is the best path forward.
Cases involving nursing home neglect and abuse are exceptionally complicated, and proceeding on your own is not likely to achieve the results that your loved one deserves (and to which he or she is entitled). With a dedicated Greenville nursing home abuse attorney on your side, you help to ensure that you are well prepared to tackle the difficult task ahead, and Bobby Jones at Bobby Jones Law, LLC, has more than a decade of solid experience successfully guiding cases like yours toward favorable resolutions. In fact, over the course of his impressive legal career, he has helped his clients recover millions in settlements. Your loved one’s case is too important to leave to chance; you need experience on your side.
Bobby dedicates his career to serving the legal needs of the vulnerable, including the residents of nursing homes in Greenville. Toward this end, he has honed his legal skill and insight to the point that he is adept at negotiating with nursing homes and their insurance providers in zealous pursuit of fair settlements that justly cover his clients’ physical, financial, and emotional losses. Further, when the other party refuses to negotiate in good faith, Bobby is well prepared to take the matter to trial as a seasoned trial lawyer. With Bobby’s legal skills in your corner, you can rest assured that you are well-positioned to continue moving forward toward a fair resolution (come what may).
Our considerable experience informs our also-considerable resources. We work with highly experienced and highly qualified medical experts who have the skill and know-how to provide us with the evidence and expert testimony we need to seek justice from the at-fault party or parties in your case. Our wealth of resources helps ensure that your loved one’s case will receive the careful legal attention it deserves from the outset and throughout the legal process.
Common Greenville Nursing Home Negligence & Abuse Injuries:
- Bedsores, also known as Pressure Ulcers
- Resident Falls
- Unexplained Fractures
- Broken Hips
- Prescription Drug Errors
- Dehydration and Malnourishment
- Assaults and Attacks
- UTI and Sepsis
- Bed Rail Injuries
- Nursing Home Infections
- Doctor Negligence
- Hip Fractures
- Pelvic Fractures
- Sexual Abuse
- Aspiration Pneumonia
- Subdural Hematoma
- Wrongful Death
First Things First
If you believe that your loved one may be the victim of nursing home abuse or neglect, the time to act is right now. Waiting to gather more evidence in order to be absolutely sure that you are correct is simply too risky in this type of situation. Nursing home residents are some of our most vulnerable citizens, and they all deserve the adequate care that nursing homes are legally required to provide. If your relative is the victim of nursing home abuse or neglect, it’s time to consult with an experienced nursing home abuse attorney, and Bobby Jones at Bobby Jones Law is standing by to help. Once you make the call, you can rest assured that Mr. Jones will work closely with you to get to the bottom of the situation and proceed with the most appropriate steps forward.
Questions You Can Expect Your Nursing Home Abuse Attorney to Ask
Once you reach out to an experienced nursing home abuse attorney regarding the abuse your loved one has suffered, you can expect him or her to ask you a series of probing questions that will allow your attorney to build the strongest case. Consider the following examples:
- What injuries, symptoms, or warning signs of nursing home abuse led you to consult with him or her in the first place?
- When did you first notice the injuries, symptoms, or warning signs of nursing home abuse?
- Why do you believe the injuries, symptoms, or warning signs in question were caused by nursing home abuse or neglect?
- What evidence do you have that suggests the injuries, symptoms, or warning signs were caused by nursing home abuse?
- Do you know anyone at the nursing home (including visitors) who may be able to corroborate your claim?
Ultimately, your nursing home abuse attorney will want to obtain as much information as you can offer regarding your loved one’s nursing home abuse, which will help him or her get your case off to a strong start.
The Statute of Limitations
Your ability to bring a claim of nursing home abuse against the nursing home that caused your loved one to be harmed is not unlimited. In the State of South Carolina, you have only three years from the date the abuse was discovered (or reasonably should have been discovered) to file your lawsuit. However, if a governmental entity runs the nursing home facility, this statute of limitations is reduced to two years. While this may seem like ample time to address the matter, the fact is that having your loved one harmed by abuse in the same facility you carefully chose to provide him or her with specialized care is an exceptionally stressful life event that can leave you off your game and in a poor position to seek justice for your injured relative. This is why reaching out to an experienced nursing home abuse attorney as early in the process as possible is the best path forward.
In a nursing home neglect and abuse case, the damages you can seek are somewhat unique (although they fit in the same categories as other kinds of similar claims). Consider all the following potential types of damage incurred by your loved one:
- All reasonable and necessary medical expenses
- Actual costs incurred for past medical expenses, including doctor expenses, hospital stays, laboratory and testing fees, prescription medications, prosthetic devices, and more
- The cost of anticipated future medical care
- Harm from conditions that were caused by prolonged immobilization
- Mental suffering
- The harm caused by lack of sleep
- The pain and suffering caused by physical injuries and/or by abusive treatment (and the pain and suffering that is likely to be ongoing)
- Subjective pain, such as phantom pain, that is difficult to identify but is, nevertheless, very real
- Past and anticipated future impairment of the ability to enjoy life
- A shortened life expectancy
If your loved one was harmed by actual abuse – as opposed to negligence – you may also seek punitive damages. Punitive damages are monetary compensation designed to punish the at-fault party (the nursing home, for example) for its malicious or reckless conduct. Although lost wages are generally out of the question in nursing home cases – and ongoing medical expenses tend to be more limited – punitive damages often apply (while they are less likely to apply in many other types of claims).
The Grenville Nursing Home Industry At A Glance
To understand South Carolina nursing home negligence & abuse cases, you must ﬁrst analyze the long-term care industry in the Palmetto State.
- South Carolina has almost 200 nursing homes statewide
- Over 50% of South Carolina’s nursing home residents said they had been neglected in their facility or had witnessed another resident suﬀer abuse
- The most commonly litigated nursing home negligence & abuse injuries are bedsores, falls, and wrongful death
- Most of South Carolina’s skilled nursing facilities are corporate, for-proﬁt facilities
- Most of South Carolina’s nursing homes are part of a larger ‘chain’ of nursing homes
- The individually owned ‘mom and pop’ nursing homes are quickly disappearing and being replaced by corporate-owned, corporate-controlled nursing home conglomerates
If you have a question or concern, please contact our committed South Carolina nursing home negligence & abuse law ﬁrm to discuss the matter.
How Your Nursing Home Abuse Case Will Work
Nursing home abuse cases tend to be incredibly complex. Identifying abuse, in and of itself, is often difficult. The residents of nursing homes are naturally more vulnerable to accidents, illnesses, and injuries, which can make proving nursing home abuse challenging. Further, nursing home negligence, which can be just as dangerous as nursing home abuse, is often more difficult to identify because it is slower to present with warning signs that the resident’s health is deteriorating, which translates to a later diagnosis and lower odds of recovery. Building your case will include all the following:
- Gathering all your loved one’s medical records
- Gathering all relevant evidence, which will likely include interviews with anyone who may have been a witness to the abuse (such as staff members, residents, and visitors to the facility)
- Having a qualified medical professional review the medical records in support of your claim
- Building your strongest claim against the nursing home facility
From here, your dedicated nursing home abuse attorney will likely file your complaint (or lawsuit) in the circuit court in the South Carolina county in which the nursing home abuse took place. In South Carolina, your complaint must include a sworn statement – called an affidavit – from a medical expert on your team that establishes how the standard of care owed to your loved one was breached.
Often, nursing home neglect and abuse cases are settled before they go to trial, but if the insurance company is not interested in negotiating fairly with you, you need a nursing home abuse attorney who is ready, willing, and able to take your complaint trial – in focused pursuit of the compensation your aging relative is entitled.
With Greenville Nursing Home Abuse, It Is All About The Money
In most South Carolina nursing home negligence cases, we ﬁnd that the ‘why’ explanation for the injury is simple; greed. Nursing home chains are notorious for slashing staﬀ numbers in fully occupied facilities in order to make more money. Overcrowded, understaﬀed facilities are a recipe for disaster. When corporate owners put their proﬁts over the interests of their patients, the result is a pattern of preventable injuries. This pattern represents systemic nursing home neglect that must be stopped.
If you suspect your loved one was a victim of nursing home abuse in South Carolina, let our law ﬁrm investigate what happened. Nursing home injuries and deaths require answers from the facility. Let our experience with South Carolina nursing home abuse lawsuits help you get the justice you deserve. The call is free, and there is no charge to you unless we recover compensation for your case. Speak with our South Carolina nursing home abuse team now for your no-obligation case evaluation by calling 864-432-1514.
Greenville Nursing Home Abuse: Corporate Proﬁts Over People
Large corporations care about their bottom line. Unfortunately, when corporations assume control of nursing home chains, the desire to maximize proﬁts often overtakes the needs and health of its patients.
Skeleton Staﬀ Numbers + ‘A Head In Every Bed’ = Patient Care Disaster
Hiring enough skilled caretakers is always the most expensive item on the balance sheet. It is no surprise that these staﬃng numbers fall short. Unqualiﬁed, improperly trained nurses that are sparsely staﬀed throughout the nursing home can create chaos. Too many residents left without adequate caretakers means that your most vulnerable family members are not getting the attention they deserve and require. This toxic environment creates pervasive and systemic neglect in the nursing home, which leads to injury and wrongful death to nursing home residents. Contact our law ﬁrm to discuss your concerns.
Let Us Help You on Your Journey to Justice
If your loved one has been harmed by nursing home abuse or neglect, you are facing a very difficult situation, and you need experienced legal guidance on your side. The compassionate nursing home abuse attorneys at Bobby Jones Law, LLC, in Greenville are committed to skillfully advocating for your case’s most beneficial resolution – in dedicated pursuit of your loved one’s just compensation. Bobby has more than a decade of impressive experience proudly serving Greenville, and he’s here for you, too. Share your story with our experienced team by contacting or calling us at 864-432-1514 for a free, no-obligation consultation today.