Nursing Home Abuse and Negligence in South Carolina
Aging is inevitable but often times the hardest part of aging is watching your loved ones age. Have you had to make the difficult decision of placing a loved one in a nursing home? If so, chances are you did your homework to ensure your loved ones were properly taken care of. Chances are you took every step imaginable from researching numerous nursing homes to visiting numerous nursing homes. Unfortunately, despite your best efforts, you are now facing a more difficult situation; your loved one is facing negligent care and/or mistreatment at the nursing home. Nursing homes have a responsibility to care for our elderly loved ones. When they fail to do so, they could be held accountable for their negligent actions.
Negligence is the most common theory of recovery for nursing home abuse claims. Negligence requires an affirmative duty and a breach of that duty with resulting damages. Nursing homes have a legal duty to provide quality health care and it is not your expectations alone they must adhere to. Nursing homes must follow and provide adequate care for the residents. A breach of that duty may occur when your loved one suffers injuries at the hands of someone employed at the nursing home. Damages result when your loved one incurs expenses for medical treatment as well as nonmonetary damages such as pain and suffering from their injuries.
Your attorneys at Axelrod & Associates, P.A. care about your loved ones and the mistreatment they suffered at the hands of a nursing home. We are here to help you recover the damages the nursing home has caused you and your loved one and to ensure no one else has to suffer the same fate by the nursing home. If your loved one has suffered from falls, dehydration, malnourishment, bedsores, or injuries due to lack of supervision contact us today for a free consultation. Our experienced attorneys can be reached at 843-916-9300.
For more information on the laws pertaining to assisted living centers and home health providers, please see South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) Regulations 61-84 and the Nursing Home Reform Act of 1987.