Nursing Home Abuse

Beaufort County Nursing Home Abuse Attorneys

Recognizing Signs of Nursing Home Abuse in Beaufort County

Skilled nursing and assisted living facilities are big business in the Low Country. Unfortunately, the quality of care is not always what it should be. Even worse, many people fail to recognize the signs of nursing abuse and neglect or simply assume some injuries & symptoms are normal. Nothing could be further from the truth. 

Don't tolerate negligent nursing care. Strict rules and regulations regarding nursing care must be followed. When nursing facilities take shortcuts, our loved ones suffer. 

Some of the most common signs of nursing abuse and neglect include:

  • Bed sores
  • Unassisted falls
  • Medication errors
  • Malnutrition
  • Dehydration
  • Bed bugs
  • Pneumonia 
  • Infections

Abuse and neglect are not only actionable in civil court but should be reported to state and local authorities who will investigate. Get educated and learn your rights.

Understanding Nursing Home Abuse: Types and Indicators

Nursing home abuse refers to the intentional or negligent actions that harm or endanger residents in long-term care facilities. 

Here are some actions that are considered nursing home abuse:

  • Physical Abuse: This involves any intentional use of force that causes physical harm, such as hitting, pushing, kicking, or restraining a resident.
  • Emotional/Psychological Abuse: This includes actions that inflict emotional pain or distress on residents, such as verbal insults, humiliation, intimidation, or isolation.
  • Sexual Abuse: Involves any non-consensual sexual contact, harassment, or exploitation of a resident.
  • Financial Exploitation: This occurs when someone manipulates or deceives a resident for personal financial gain, such as stealing money, forging signatures, or coercing them to change their will or give away assets.
  • Neglect: Refers to the failure of caregivers to provide necessary care, resulting in harm to residents. This may include withholding food, water, medication, hygiene assistance, or necessary medical attention.
  • Abandonment: When the responsible caregiver intentionally deserts or abandons a resident, leaving them without proper care, supervision, or necessary services.
  • Medication Mismanagement: Involves the improper administration or manipulation of medications, leading to harm or neglecting to provide prescribed medications as needed.
  • Resident-to-Resident Abuse: Instances where one resident mistreats or harms another resident physically, emotionally, or sexually.
  • Unsanitary or Hazardous Living Conditions: Failure to maintain a safe and clean environment for residents, which can lead to injuries, infections, or other health issues.

If your friend or loved one is a victim of nursing abuse and neglect, schedule your free consultation with our Beaufort County attorneys at (843) 920-2844. We're here to help and can meet you wherever you are.

    "Get ready for a smooth, stress-free road and lay back and let them take care of you."

    Bauer and Metro was my choice to help me with my case. They were very professional and on top of everything. I had Mr. Bauer ...

    Maddie T.
    "They are the top local legal team for what they practice."

    They are the top local legal team for what they practice. Hard working, connected, smart and always prepared.

    Martin L.
    "If you find yourself in need of a hand, I would recommend Metro & Bauer to anyone."

    Let me start by saying this. Trouble is easy to get into and hard to get out of. If you find yourself in need of a hand. I ...

    Jonathan F.

    Trust them completely.

    Knowing I never have to question the integrity and knowledge of the professionals at Bauer & Metro, P.C. is of utmost ...

    Bianca G.
    "I trust them completely and wouldn’t think of going anywhere else when in need of the types of legal services this firm provides."

    To know that I never have to question the integrity and knowledge of the professionals at Bauer & Metro is of utmost ...

    Bianca G.
    "They work very efficiently to settle your case."

    Definitely the best law firm around! They work very efficiently to settle your case. Wonderful personal experience!

    Brandon S.
    "Thank you very much Rob and your team for all of your hard work in the complex case."

    Great communication throughout the legal proceedings and easily accessible when I had questions, comments or concerns. Thank ...

    Andrew J.

    Kind, supportive, and amazing results.

    Best law firm in the Lowcountry! Everyone was kind, supportive, and understanding throughout my case. They got results I ...

    Carrie W.

  • Legal Expertise
    Bauer & Metro are recognized in the legal community for their knowledge in their specialized fields.
  • Educators

    As frequent lecturers for legal education, Bauer & Metro are dedicated to educating both lawyers and judges. 

  • Local
    Local favorite & locally focused, Bauer & Metro are proud to serve the community in which they live.

Trust Local Experience. It Matters.

Contact Our Legal Team Today
  • Please enter your first name.
  • Please enter your last name.
  • Please enter your phone number.
    This isn't a valid phone number.
  • Please enter your email address.
    This isn't a valid email address.
  • Please make a selection.
  • Please enter a message.
  • By submitting, you agree to be contacted about your request & other information using automated technology. Message frequency varies. Msg & data rates may apply. Text STOP to cancel. Acceptable Use Policy