Newton & Campbell Law Nursing Home Abuse Attorneys (Anderson)
Travis A. Newton & Rame L. Campbell Anderson, SC (Nursing Home Abuse)
The decision to put yourself or a family member in a nursing home is never easy. Sometimes loving family members are left with no choice. A nursing home resident should NEVER live in an abusive or neglectful environment. If you or a family member is a resident at an abusive nursing home, it's important for you to know that you have options. Travis Newton & Rame Campbell are Anderson S.C. Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers that can provide information and assistance for South Carolina residents who have suffered harm due to abuse or neglect by nursing home employees or facility owners and operators.
Vulnerable adults often choose to move into a nursing home because they are no longer self-sufficient and they don't want to burden their families. Unfortunately, Upstate South Carolina residents sometimes suffer physical or psychological harm at nursing homes due to the negligent or intentional acts of their caregivers. Some factors that can contribute to the abuse or negligent of the residents are
There are multiple ways a nursing home can be held liable for injuring and abusing its residents. Some common claims against a nursing home can be negligence, abuse, or false imprisonment. Nursing homes can also be held liable for violating South Carolina criminal law or regulations pertaining to their maintenance, licensing, and general operation. Abuse or neglect of a nursing home resident can result in an investigation by The South Carolina Department of Social Services, a civil lawsuit, and/or a criminal prosecution.
An individual who files a civil lawsuit against a nursing home must provide evidence of suffering and/or losses as a result of the nursing home's conduct. Some damages that a nursing home abuse and neglect victim may incur include are: necessary and reasonable medical expenses, actual past expenses for medical care, current and future pain and suffering from physical injuries, mental suffering, and past and future impairment of the ability enjoy life. In cases where a plaintiff can show that the nursing home engaged in malicious or reckless conduct, punitive damages may be available.
If an individual dies as a result of abuse or neglect in a nursing home, there are also damages that can be recovered by survivors, heirs, or dependents. A resident's survivors can bring an action for mental anguish and grief, loss of relationship, and loss of parental advice and guidance. The damages that the survivor seeks can also include funeral and burial expenses.
If you or a family member has suffered an injury or abuse as a resident of a nursing home Travis A. Newton and Rame L. Campbell want to help you seek justice. Call Newton & Campbell Law. P.A. for a free confidential consultation at (864) 965-9148.
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