Suing a Nursing Home for Negligence: 3 Important Things to Know

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If your loved one has suffered due to nursing home negligence, it’s a serious matter that may leave you at a complete loss regarding how best to proceed. After all, the same facility you trusted to provide your relative with specialized care caused him or her to be harmed instead. If this is the difficult situation you find yourself in, don’t delay consulting with an experienced South Carolina nursing home abuse and neglect attorney.

One: Nursing Home Neglect Defined

Nursing home neglect is the failure to provide those goods and services needed to avoid physical injury and physical and emotional pain and suffering.

Two: The Most Common Forms of Nursing Home Neglect

The most common forms of nursing home neglect include:

  • Neglect related to personal hygiene
  • Neglect related to basic needs
  • Neglect related to medical care
  • Neglect related to emotional needs

Three: The Signs to Watch out For

Some of the signs of nursing home neglect to be on the lookout for include:

  • Unexplained health concerns, such as bedsores or physical injuries
  • Unexplained changes in mood or personality
  • A decline in personal grooming
  • Signs of hunger or dehydration

Seek the Professional Legal Guidance of an Experienced South Carolina Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect Attorney

Bobby Jones at Bobby Jones Law in Greenville is a focused nursing home abuse and neglect attorney who dedicates his practice to helping abuse victims like your loved one obtain favorable case resolutions. For more information, please don’t wait to contact or call us at 864-428-9915 today.

Nursing Home Neglect FAQ

What causes bedsores?

Bedsores are generally a sign that the resident is not receiving the assistance he or she needs with shifting his or her body weight while in bed or on a chair.

Why are bedsores so dangerous?

Bedsores are closely associated with severe infections and can also be very slow to heal.

Should I trust my gut?

You are your loved one’s most important advocate, and if you have a gut feeling that either neglect or abuse has occurred, it’s time to take action.

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