If your parent or another family member experienced neglect in a Pickens County, SC, long-term care facility, help is available. You can hold the responsible party accountable and seek compensation for your loved one with help from a Pickens nursing home neglect lawyer from Hammack Law Firm.
We provide free consultations for families when their loved ones suffer injuries due to suspected neglect. If you hire us, we’ll build a case against the nursing home administration or another liable party, so you can focus on caring for your family member.
Recovering Compensation in a Nursing Home Neglect Case in Pickens
Our nursing home abuse team holds these facilities and their administrations responsible. We seek compensation for the damages our clients and their families suffer, which can include both economic expenses and losses and non-economic damages.
For example, the financial losses in a neglect or abuse case may include:
- Expenses related to medical care, hospitalization, and treatment for injuries
- The cost of counseling for the emotional and psychological effects of the neglect
- Other related expenses
Meanwhile, non-economic damages are intangible losses that do not have a direct financial value. We assign a value to these losses based on similar cases, industry standards, and the severity of your loved one’s injuries. These damages could include:
- Pain and suffering
- Reduced quality of life
- Emotional distress
If your loved one passed away, you may be able to recover wrongful death damages. These include medical care, other financial losses, and the intangible harm the surviving family members suffered.
For a free legal consultation with a nursing home neglect lawyer serving Pickens, call 864-326-3333
You Can Trust Hammack Law Firm with Your Nursing Home Neglect Claim
At Hammack Law Firm, you can count on our Pickens County team to take care of your case. You deserve to have this time to spend with your family and ensure your loved one is recovering from their experience. When our team handles a nursing home neglect case, we:
- Investigate what happened and gather evidence to prove it
- Work with medical experts to document injuries and lasting effects
- Identify the liable parties and their role in the neglect
- Value the case appropriately
- File a claim and negotiate for a fair and just settlement
- Sue the nursing home administrators or another liable party if needed
Our team is proud of the hard work and strong representation we offer to every client. Our Google reviews show that clients believe we are looking out for their best interests and our recent case results prove they are correct.
Not only do we provide the resources, knowledge, and capabilities of a big firm, but we also ensure each family gets personalized, compassionate support, too. Taking this approach is how we can offer a small firm feel but a big firm experience.
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Proving Nursing Home Neglect in Pickens County, SC
Residential care facilities are responsible for meeting the basic and medical needs of all who live there. Families trust them to provide the care and support their loved ones require.
Neglect may be intentional or unintentional. In nursing homes, neglect is unfortunately common when a facility:
- Is overcrowded
- Is understaffed
- Has poorly trained staff
- Has staff doing jobs they are not qualified to perform
All of these are concerns in many nursing homes.
Examples of Nursing Home Neglect
Neglect may not seem as dangerous as intentional abuse, but it can lead to serious medical complications, illness, and even death. Some examples of neglect in nursing homes include:
- Missing meals
- Missing medication doses
- Bedwetting because they do not have help for toileting
- Developing pressure sores from not having someone to turn them in bed
- Being left in unclean clothes or bed linens
- Not getting medical care when there is a problem
To recover compensation, our attorneys must prove the facility failed to provide for a resident’s needs in these or other ways. We must also prove the damages a resident suffered as a result.
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Abuse May Accompany Neglect in Nursing Homes
Neglect, in some cases, may occur alongside other types of nursing home abuse, including:
- Physical abuse
- Psychological abuse
- Sexual abuse
- Financial abuse
According to the National Center on Elder Abuse (NCEA), there is reason to believe that nursing home neglect and abuse occur more often than we know.
Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect are Not Always Easy to Detect
Some experts believe there are as many as 24 undetected cases of abuse for every one reported to authorities. This is one reason why loved ones must look for signs of neglect and abuse. Residents may not report offenses due to:
- Fear of retaliation
- Shame and embarrassment
- A feeling of dependence on the facility or staff
- Inability to report because of mental, physical, or cognitive impairments
If your loved one’s injuries or illness may have occurred because of neglect in their long-term care facility, we want to discuss your rights and legal options with you. Our nursing home neglect lawyers could act on behalf of your family member to hold those who caused their pain legally responsible.
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Suing the Pickens Nursing Home to Hold Them Accountable
Our firm usually settles personal injury claims and wrongful death cases out of court. When we sue, these cases rarely go to trial—this is true of injury cases based on nursing home neglect, too.
Our attorneys will not hesitate to sue if that is best for your case. However, there are deadlines we must meet. Depending on the type of case, one of these deadlines may apply:
- Three years from the date of the injury under S.C. Ann. § 15-3-530
- Three years from the date of death in a wrongful death claim per S.C. Ann. § 15-3-530
- Three years from the date of medical malpractice or the date of injury discovery under S.C. Ann. § 15-3-545
Speak with Our Team to Learn More Today
The nursing home abuse and neglect team from Hammack Law Firm offers complimentary consultations and represents clients based on contingency. We can help you understand your case, recommend actions to take, and represent you throughout the process.
Call (864) 326-3333 now to talk to our team serving Pickens for free.