Nursing Home Negligence

Keep Nursing Homes Accountable

Berkeley County Nursing Home Abuse Attorney

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If you suspect that a loved one is suffering the effects of nursing home negligence, contact Sutton & Janelle, PLLC immediately. Our Berkeley County personal injury attorney is dedicated to protecting your loved one, helping to eliminate the threat or to remove him or her from the dangerous situation. Furthermore, nursing homes must be held accountable for their failure to protect those in their care.

What Is Considered Nursing Home Neglect?

Emotional and social neglect occurs when an elderly person is repeatedly left alone. Perhaps a caretaker fails to provide adequate social interaction, ignores the elderly individual, or purposefully speaks rudely to their charge. Physical neglect is easier to identify.

Failure to adequately bathe, clothe, provide laundering, and perform general hygiene practices are all types of physical neglect. Basic needs are neglected if a home fails to provide food and water, or comfortable shelter, for the elderly individual. If a home does not administer medications, respond appropriately to medical emergencies, or fails to prevent the spread of disease, it can be considered medical neglect.

How to Identify Nursing Home Neglect

You might not immediately realize your loved one is suffering. Look for these tell-tale signs of nursing home negligence.

What Is a Sign of Elder Neglect?

  • Dehydration
  • Malnutrition
  • Lack of personal hygiene
  • Bedsores and ulcers from pressure
  • Lack of attention to personal appearance
  • Unusual changes in behavior, including withdrawal

Neglect is a Form of Abuse. Respond Quickly & Effectively With Our Help

If the abuse is thoroughly documented, you will have a better chance at a successful claim against the nursing home. Consult with our experienced Berkeley County personal injury lawyers to build your claim, providing your loved one with the chance to get justice. Pursuing a nursing home neglect claim not only can help your loved one, but can also protect the rest of the elderly persons under the care of that home. We are passionate about protecting those who cannot stand up for themselves.

Contact us today to get the assistance from a Berkeley County nursing home abuse lawyer that you need at Sutton & Janelle, PLLC.

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