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Nursing Home Abuse Injury Lawyers
When families make the critical and careful decision to place a family member in a nursing home, they exhibit a leap of faith, putting their trust in the caretakers that will be by their loved one’s side. Tragically, of the two million nursing home residents across the United States, a large number suffer unnecessary cruel harm or injury. South Carolina is no exception. That’s why the nursing home abuse injury attorneys at Wern Lawyers stand firm against nursing home and caretaker abuse, helping uphold the rights of victims and their families.
To better understand, caretaker abuse and nursing home neglect is defined as a caregiver, institution or person in close relation carrying out intentional action to cause harm or create a serious risk of harm to a vulnerable party, whether an elderly person or a child. Different scenarios of abuse and neglect include:
- Emotional and psychological abuse
- Financial exploitation
- Physical abuse
- Failure to meet the basic needs of the vulnerable party
- Failure to protect the vulnerable from unnecessary harm
Do you have a loved one that has suffered abuse or neglect at the hands of a caregiver or nursing home? Wern Lawyers in North Charleston invites you to call today. We’ll discuss the details of what happened and give insight and peace of mind as you move forward. As always, our evaluation is free of charge.
We Will Act Quickly On Behalf Of Your Family
When you believe that your loved one has experienced neglect, abuse or other form of negligence at the hands of a nursing home, it is both devastating and overwhelming. You may wonder what you should do first. It’s important to understand because the statute of limitations for filing a claim relating to nursing home neglect and abuse is strict in South Carolina, it’s important not to waste time in contacting an attorney.
The team at Wern Lawyers is positioned to protect the legal rights of all nursing home residents, including their freedom from all forms of abuse, exploitation and discrimination. This is as well as their right to dignity, respect and privacy. Whether abuse is intentional or simple, such as failure to provide adequate hydration and nutrition to residents, we become your advocates for justice and the right compensation for your loss.
For the following types of nursing home abuse and negligence, Wern Lawyers will act quickly on behalf of your family:
For a free evaluation, contact the nursing home and caretaker abuse injury attorneys at Wern Lawyers today.