We understand how difficult the decision to place a parent or loved one in assisted living can be. As a family member you want to ensure that they are treated with the utmost care. In this video, Columbia attorney, Kenneth Berger, addresses nursing home abuse and neglect in South Carolina, and the importance of contacting a lawyer when it happens.
Abuse involves an intentional act that can be verbal, physical, psychological or even sexual. Nursing homes are obligated to perform criminal background checks on all of its employees and to supervise their actions. It is also the company's responsibility to hire enough qualified and trained individuals to provide its residents with the best treatment possible.
When paid caretakers stop performing duties to uphold a patient's health, it is considered neglect. Evidence of neglect often includes bedsores. It could also involve falls, muscle breakdown, blood poisoning, broken bones and worse. When the promise of quality care is broken, people get hurt and some die.
If your loved one has been a victim of nursing home negligence in South Carolina, I want to help. Call me today at 803-790-2800 and allow me to help ease your family's suffering, and give our seniors the justice they deserve.