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Nursing Home Patient Falls After Staff Ignores Her Calls

South Carolina Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers According to a lawsuit filed in Florida, a nursing home resident fell and broke her wrist when she tried to get out of bed after the staff did not respond to her calls for assistance.The victim says that the licensees and operators of the nursing home are directly responsible for her continued pain and limited mobility.The patient, who was … [Read more...]

Nursing Home Abuse: Bill of Rights in SC

Many patients and their families are unaware of their rights under South Carolina law. Nursing Home residents have the right to quality care and treatment, and the very basic right to be treated with care and compassion.All assisted living homes must place a list known as the patients bill of rights where all individuals can see it. Generally, these rights will include:Medical rights – … [Read more...]

Signs of Elder Abuse: Warning Signs

Protecting the Rights of Nursing Home Patients in South CarolinaIf you have ever been forced to place a love one in a patient care facility, you know that the decision of when and whether to place a loved one in a nursing home or residential care facility is an emotionally and mentally draining decision that many times leaves you second guessing yourself.Long before you are forced to make … [Read more...]

Nursing Home Patient Awarded $91.5 Million

(Charleston, WV) - The family of an elderly woman suffering from Alzheimer’s, dementia, Parkinson’s disease and several more conditions, obtained $91.5 million in damages from a Nursing Home in West VirginiaThe victim was a resident for approximately three weeks.  The Staff failed to feed and care for her appropriately which led to her death one day after moving to another facility.The … [Read more...]

Kentucky Nursing Home Accused of Medicare Fraud

ERLANGER, Ky. -- TheU.S. attorney's office in Erlanger, Kentucky has sued a nursing home for Medicare and Medicaid fraud.According to WLWT-TV in Ohio, Federal authorities claim Villaspring Health Care and Rehabilitation, parent company Care spring Health Care Management and its owner billed for services that "were so inadequate that they were essentially worthless."The lawsuit is said to … [Read more...]

3 Actions to Take Against Nursing Home Abuse

3 Actions to Take Against Nursing Home Abuse There are several ways in which nursing homes can be held liable for injuring others as a result of their negligence, abuse, exploitation, false imprisonment, or violations of criminal statutes, as well as violations of regulations pertaining to their licensing, maintenance, and general operation.An act of abuse, neglect or exploitation of an older … [Read more...]

Nursing Home Abuse Criminal Charges

 South Carolina Nursing Home Abuse LawyersSome states provide criminal penalties for the abuse, neglect, or other mistreatment of nursing home residents. Historically, prosecution for crimes involving abuse, neglect and exploitation of the elderly were relatively infrequent. This was due in part to:the reluctance of older persons to report incidents or press charges; the fact that the … [Read more...]