Members of our society who have become vulnerable in their later years deserve the best care and protection. Unfortunately, some nursing homes choose to put profit ahead of the most basic needs of their residents, resulting in serious, sometimes fatal injuries. While abuse is often the result of intentional acts, neglect may occur based on a lack of action. Neither is acceptable, and both must be confronted when the full force of the law when they harm seniors.
I am Kenneth Berger, a Columbia nursing home injury attorney focused on obtaining justice for those whose safety has been compromised while in the care of skilled nursing and assisted living facilities. Senior care centers will sometimes blame a rogue staff member for your loved one's harm. However, that does not excuse the facility's negligent hiring and lack of supervision. When the facility chooses to place a vulnerable citizen in the care of an unsafe, untrained nurse, the facility is responsible for the harm that results.
Holding South Carolina Nursing Homes Liable for Injuries They Could Have Prevented
If your loved one has been harmed, or has died, as a result of the negligence or recklessness of a nursing center, I will seek to help you in your search for answers and justice. There are all too many situations where under staffing, poor training, and a lack of supervision can result in serious injuries, including the following:
- Bed sores (aka pressure sores)
- Hip fractures and other fall injuries
- Dehydration and malnutrition
- Illnesses caused by prescription medication errors
- Injuries from abuse
My Columbia-based law firm is dedicated to standing up for victims of elder abuse and neglect. If you would like answers, guidance, and a free case evaluation from an injury lawyer, call me today at (803) 790-2800. You do not have to take on the nursing home - and its insurance company - by yourself. Allow us to concentrate on the legal claims while you focus on spending time with your loved ones. We look forward to helping you.