Though everyone has different expectations upon checking themselves into a hospital, no one expects that they will become a victim of neglect or abuse, however, this does occur at times, and if you or your loved one are a victim of hospital abuse, you should contact a South Carolina hospital abuse lawyer from Mann, Blake & Jackson as soon as you can.
South Carolina Hospital Abuse Lawyer | On Your Side
Taking a trip to the hospital is often a stressful experience, though the hope is that the medical professionals who treat you will help you ultimately resume a healthy and happy life. Unfortunately, this does not always happen, and if you believe that you or your loved one is a victim of hospital abuse or neglect, our South Carolina elder abuse attorneys are here to help you.
Common Types of Hospital Elder Abuse
Hospital elder abuse can come in many different forms. You should understand, however, that even an act of serious neglect can count as elder abuse. For example, failing to adjust a bedridden patient for an extended period of time can result in bedsores, which are extremely painful and entirely avoidable. Just some additional examples of hospital elder abuse are as follows:
- Emotional abuse
- Financial abuse, such as by taking a person’s possessions or cash
- Medication errors
- Anesthesia errors
- Surgical errors
- Physical or sexual abuse
Unfortunately, these are just some of the ways in which a hospital can abuse or take advantage of an individual, and the bottom line is that if you suspect acts of abuse or neglect are occurring, you need to speak with an experienced South Carolina hospital abuse lawyer as soon as you can.
Time Limits on Hospital Abuse Cases
Though incidents of abuse are always time-sensitive for obvious reasons, legally, you are only allowed to bring a claim against a hospital within three years of the date the abuse occurred. Waiting longer than this can result in you losing your right to bring a claim and hold hospital staff/management responsible for their actions. We can bring your claim and fight for you and/or your loved one at once.
Contact Us Today!
Hospital abuse is, unfortunately, not uncommon. If you have a claim, you need to speak with us. We are on your side, and we will be, each step of the way. Please don’t hesitate to contact Mann, Blake & Jackson today to schedule your free initial consultation with our compassionate and aggressive legal team.