Caretaker Neglect Death Claims Lawyer
If asked to give a portrait of caretaker neglect, you’d find that this type of neglect, or elder abuse, often takes place in homes where adult children are living, as well as grandchildren and their spouses. Yet, it may also occur in nursing home and institutions, particularly those providing long-term care.
As the elderly become increasingly fragile with age, they lack mental clarity and gumption to stand up to ridicule or criticism and especially physical attacks. Thus, when an elder is abused physically, it may resemble being shoved or pushed around, as well as the inappropriate use of drugs or even restraints. Emotionally, on the other hand, victims may be humiliated and yelled at, ignored, isolated, manipulated or terrorized. Failure to care for the immediate needs of the elderly person is also a form of caretaker neglect, as is abandonment and/or ignorance regarding the extent of the elderly person’s needs.
As an example, suppose an in-home caregiver failed to take their patient to the doctor, despite the presence of severely infected bedsores. As the sores worsened, the patient died from sepsis.
Whether caretaker neglect is occurring in a nursing home facility or through in-home care, when neglect or irresponsible actions ends in their death, victims and families need the expertise and guidance of a caretaker neglect death claims attorney.
The attorneys at Wern Lawyers have dedicated their professional lives to fighting for justice and compensation for victims of personal injury. With more than three decades of strong advocacy and compassionate representation, we welcome your call today.
As always, our evaluation of your claim is free of charge.
Wrongful Death Damages
When family members lose one of their own, they experience many different emotions. Yet, when their loved one’s death is under investigation or when negligence is involved, the sense of grief and even anger can be overwhelming.
To help ease their loss, wrongful death actions in South Carolina allow surviving family members to recover damages pertaining to the following:
- Medical care and expenses
- Loss of companionship, love and emotional support
- Loss of financial contribution and support
- Funeral expenses
- Non-economic expenses such as emotional pain and suffering
Has your loved one died while under the care of someone you once trusted?
For insight and guidance into your next steps, contact the caretaker neglect death claims attorneys at Wern Lawyers today.