Nursing Home Abuse
Nursing Home Abuse
Is your loved one the victim of nursing home abuse or neglect? If so, our attorneys at Crantford Meehan are here to help. The heartbreaking reality is that nursing home abuse and neglect is becoming more common, and your loved one is more susceptible to abuse when they are on their own in a facility than when they are surrounded by their family.
Whether you suspect that your loved one has been abused by a fellow elder or neglected by a nursing home staff member, our attorneys can help you and your family recover the damages you are entitled to.
There are many signs that your loved one may be suffering from abuse or neglect. It’s important to always be on the lookout for these signs because often, the abuser may be bullying them into silence or threatening them with violence if they speak out. Some of the tell-tale signs of abuse include:
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Nursing home abuse cases are our specialty, and as a result, we’ve heard many questions from concerned family members over the years. We’ve answered some of those we hear most often below.
Determining who is at-fault parties in nursing home abuse cases is complicated because nursing homes tend to have such a large staff, and negligence can be both intentional and unintentional. Both individuals and companies can be held liable.
If you suspect that your loved one is being neglected or abused in a Charleston nursing home, then you should get a lawyer involved right away. An experienced and knowledgeable attorney can help you investigate the allegations of abuse, determine their validity, and help you identify your legal options.
Our lawyers at Crantford Meehan work on a “contingency-fee” basis. If your attorney wins your case in court, they will collect a percentage of the total compensation you are awarded. If we don’t get compensation for you, you owe us nothing.
In the state of South Carolina, you have three years to file a lawsuit for nursing home abuse and neglect.