Elder abuse is something that should never occur, though unfortunately, it happens far more often than any of us would like to imagine. If you or your loved one are a victim of elder abuse, please do not hesitate to contact the experienced South Carolina elder abuse attorneys here at Mann, Blake & Jackson. We are here to fight for you, each step of the way.
South Carolina Elder Abuse Attorneys | Fighting for Your Family
Elder abuse or neglect of any kind is unacceptable. Our firm has dedicated our careers to representing elder abuse victims in Columbia and throughout the state of South Carolina. Turn to a competent Columbia personal injury lawyer from our firm to fight for the favorable outcome you deserve.
Our Legal Services
For decades, the legal team here at Mann, Blake & Jackson has fought on behalf of elder abuse victims in Columbia and throughout the state of South Carolina. No matter where or how the incident of abuse occurred, you can rely on us to effectively represent you and your loved one’s best interests in the pursuit of justice and compensation. Just some of the elder abuse claims our firm handles are as follows:
- Nursing Home Abuse: Nursing home abuse is perhaps the most common type of elder abuse that we see. If you believe that your loved one is being abused in his or her nursing home, we are on your side.
- Hospice Care Abuse: Many people spend their last weeks and months in hospice care. To harm a person at this point in their lives is unthinkable, but, unfortunately, it still happens. Our firm is here to help hold those parties accountable.
- Hospital Abuse: If you or your loved one was in the hospital for any sort of medical condition, you expected the medical professionals in charge to preserve your well-being at all costs. Unfortunately, at times, even those who work in hospitals can behave negligently or abusively towards their patients. This should never go unreported. We are here to fight for you.
- Home Health Care Abuse: Many elderly members of society trust home health care agencies to provide them with the in-home medical care they need. For most, this is a blessing, however, even those who work for home health care agencies may try to abuse or take advantage of those they’re supposed to help.
- Memory Care Facility Abuse: Those who find themselves living in memory care facilities are often the most vulnerable members of our society. To take advantage of them is unthinkable, but it still happens. We assist all those who’ve been abused or neglected by memory care facility management and staff.
- Assisted Living Abuse: Assisted living facilities are ideal for many members of society who can still function and live as normal, but require a bit of extra help around the house with things like cleaning. Those who reside in assisted living facilities still trust people whom they may not know to do the right thing upon entering their home, but this does not always happen.
Signs of Elder Abuse
The thought of a loved one being neglected or abused under the care of a reprehensible medical professional or facility is horrifying, however, by keeping your eyes peeled for some of the most common signs of elder abuse, you may save a life. Just some of the most common signs of elder abuse that we’ve seen over the years are as follows:
- Bedsores: Bedsores develop when nursing home staff neglect to move or turn over patients who are essentially bedridden and cannot move on their own. These can happen anywhere bones press on fragile skin. Medical professionals, such as nursing home staff, are trained to assist patients in this way to prevent bedsores from occurring.
- Cuts, bruises & broken bones: These are all common signs of elder abuse, especially if they are recurring. Whether your loved one fell or was physically struck and injured by a medical professional, it may be cause for a lawsuit.
- Malnutrition: If you notice your loved one losing weight or constantly complaining of hunger or thirst, the facility in which he or she is living may not be providing your loved one with adequate nutrition. This is unacceptable.
- Unclean conditions: Unsanitary facility conditions, such as unclean drinking water, disturbed asbestos, and more can all lead to serious injuries to residents.
- Medication errors: Nursing homes and other medical facilities are in charge of properly medicating their residents. Medication errors, such as improperly dosing a patient or giving a patient the wrong medication can have significant, even deadly results.
- Changes in personality: Sudden changes in personality, such as seemingly randomly becoming fearful, stressed, or angry, can be signs that instances of emotional or physical abuse are occurring. Carefully note your loved one’s behavior from visit to visit and ensure you stay aware of any changes in personality.
If your loved one is exhibiting any of these signs, it is critical that you take action at once. Our South Carolina elder abuse attorneys are here to help.
Contact Our South Carolina Elder Abuse Attorneys
Regardless of the type of abuse you or your loved one has faced, you can turn to us for the competent and effective legal representation you deserve. We understand that in many ways, elder abuse cases are the most sensitive type of injury claims, which is why you have our pledge to provide you with compassionate and confidential legal assistance through each phase of the process. From the moment you walk through our doors, you will not feel alone. You are our number one priority, and we make that apparent from the start. Contact Mann, Blake & Jackson today to schedule your free initial consultation with our experienced South Carolina firm.