Families place their trust in nursing homes to provide quality care for their elderly relatives. When nursing homes violate that trust, loved ones may suffer. Some residents even suffer abuse at the hands of nursing home staff.
Your elders deserve respectful care that meets commonly accepted standards. If you believe you have noticed signs of elder abuse, please call our experienced and compassionate personal injury attorneys. A Columbia nursing home abuse lawyer at Whetstone Perkins & Fulda can evaluate your situation and let you know what steps you should take next.
Types of Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect Claims
There are many ways abuse and neglect of an elder may manifest. Some of the most common types of claims involve one or more of the following:
- Bedsores/pressure ulcers
- Aspiration pneumonia
- Trauma and injuries due to falls
Not only is nursing home abuse a problem, but so too is neglect. The act of not caring for an elder – such as failing to provide hygienic care, failing to provide enough food or water, or failing to provide supervision to an elder with dementia or another health issue – can lead to serious injuries or even death.
The attorneys of Whetstone Perkins & Fulda work with medical and other experts in Columbia to expose mistreatment of your loved ones and obtain compensation for injuries or trauma they have suffered in their nursing home.
Call a Columbia Nursing Home Abuse Attorney Today
Our attorneys have extensive experience with these types of claims. We can evaluate your case and let you know what your options are moving forward. There are a lot of resources for advocating on behalf of elders, including contacting agencies in charge of investigating claims of elder abuse.
We have recovered compensation for abused and neglected elders living under assisted care in areas across South Carolina. Contact us today to schedule a free case evaluation with one of our Columbia nursing home abuse lawyers.