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Nursing Home Negligence

Unfortunately, nursing home negligence in South Carolina occurs. If you have an loved one who has experienced this, we can help.

Having to place an elderly family member or loved one in a nursing facility can be hard enough. Knowing he or she is going to be adequately cared for is important, and can help make a difficult process a little easier. Millions of families have to take the step of placing a loved one in a facility to help them have their day-to-day needs taken care of by others each year. Even though an individual may be confined to a nursing home, he or she still deserves competent care, but the quality of care provided by some nursing facilities may be lacking.

An elderly patient at a negligent nursing home is at greater risk for serious injury, disease, infection and death. While most nursing home neglect cases are obvious, there are some cases that can go unnoticed. Noticing and reporting neglect can sometimes be the difference between life and death for some elderly individuals. Effective communication between the patient’s family or friends and the nursing home staff can be key to preventing injuries.

Types of Nursing Home Negligence

Some examples of neglect suffered as a result of inadequate care provided at nursing homes, hospitals and long-term assisted living facilities are:

  • Prescription errors
  • Emotional or social neglect
  • Misdiagnosis
  • Failure to diagnose
  • Basic needs neglect
  • Personal hygiene neglect
  • Wrongful death
  • Falls and fractures
  • Malnutrition
  • Abuse
  • Bed sores
  • Dehydration and malnutrition
  • Restraint injuries
  • Other medical neglect

Contact Bernstein and Bernstein for experienced representation if a friend or loved one has suffered injury from neglect or failure to provide adequate care while in a nursing home facility. Pursuing compensation can also help to ensure adequate care of others in the future at the facility. On of our knowledgeable attorneys can help you recover the compensation you are due and answer any questions you may have. We are here to help you.