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Nursing homes should offer a safe, nurturing environment for our community’s senior citizens. Their families should never doubt that their loved ones are being cared for with compassion and respect, but unfortunately, this is not always true.

It’s a tragic fact that all too often these residential care facilities do not uphold the proper level of care, resulting in nursing home neglect. But Hoffman Law Firm is working hard to put an end to elderly abuse and neglect here in Charleston, SC and across the entire state of South Carolina.

The Impact of Assisted Living Negligence

When a nursing home fails to provide proper care, its aging residents suffer at the hands of their negligent health care workers. Our community’s most vulnerable citizens can also face the detrimental effects of physical abuse, emotional abuse, psychological abuse and sexual abuse. In extreme cases, a wrongful death is the result.

Because the forms of elder abuse are so diverse, injuries sustained in assisted living facilities can be just as wide-ranging. While this is not an exhaustive list, it can be helpful in identifying injuries1 that are the result of physical abuse or neglect:

  • Bruises
  • Burns
  • Cuts
  • Scrapes
  • Malnutrition
  • Broken bones
  • Dehydration
  • Pressure sores or bed sores

Causes of Senior Care Negligence or Abuse

Those tasked with caring for an older person have a tremendous responsibility to both uphold their dignity and provide a certain standard of care. But, according to the Nursing Home Abuse Center the following issues2 often cause nursing home employees to fall short:

  • Understaffing
  • Inadequate supervision of staff
  • Staff burnout
  • Improper hiring or training practices

Defending Our Community’s Most Vulnerable

If elderly abuse or neglect caused you or a loved one to suffer an injury in Charleston, SC or elsewhere in South Carolina, contact Hoffman Law Firm immediately.

Our attorneys are equipped to help nursing home residents and their families pursue a negligence claim, ultimately working toward ending nursing home negligence once and for all. Our law firm will also help find a new residence for you or your loved one, ensuring much-needed safety and comfort.

You may also be entitled to compensation for a number of monetary and non-monetary losses, including:

  • Pain and suffering
  • Mental anguish
  • Medical bills
  • Future medical bills
  • Nursing home costs

It’s time to protect yourself or your loved one from assisted living abuse or neglect. Call Hoffman Law Firm to schedule your free initial consultation.

Sources

  1. National Council on Aging
  2. Nursing Home Abuse Center

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