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Charleston SC Nursing Home Injuries & Abuse

Need Nursing Home Attorneys In Charleston Who Will Fight For The Elderly?

The Charleston nursing home attorneys at Hughey Law Firm understand that in some instances, nursing home facilities do not take care of their patients, and your family, like they should. Nursing homes and other care facilities are hired when families need help caring for their family members because they struggle to care for themselves. These facilities also offer families peace of mind knowing that their loved ones are being provided a higher quality of life then they could offer on their own. This multi-billion dollar industry receives state and federal money and are required by law to adhere to strict protocol and procedures. Nursing home and home health management and staff are legally expected to offer the utmost standard in personal care, sanitation and supervision. If your loved ones have been neglected, maltreated or abused in one of these facilities, our Charleston nursing home attorneys will fight tirelessly for you and your family, and will always hold care facilities accountable for their actions in order to prevent the establishment from creating any future victims. Our team of nursing home attorneys in Charleston will be your advocate in these hard times and will seek justice for your family member who has been mistreated or suffered abuse.

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We are former nursing home defense lawyers now fighting for you. The Charleston nursing home attorneys of Hughey Law Firm LLC practiced as nursing home defense attorneys for years, defending nursing homes, the corporations that own them and the insurers that insure them. Our nursing home attorneys in Charleston left that practice to serve as advocates for the rights of nursing home patients and their families. We know the effective strategies to win.

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Unfortunately, nursing homes often fall short of the trust families place in them to care for their parents and loved ones. If a loved one in your family has suffered an injury or abuse while living in a nursing home, you must stand up for their rights. Nobody will do it for you. The Hughey Law Firm and our Charleston nursing home lawyers are ready to help you fight to put a stop to:

  • Physical abuse by staff or residents / assaults
  • Choking death
  • Falling accidents
  • Malnutrition and dehydration
  • Medication errors
  • Wandering off, elopement
  • Infections, bed sores, unsanitary conditions
  • Sepsis
  • Medication errors
  • Failure to report changes in condition

Charleston nursing home attorney Nathan Hughey and the Charleston nursing home lawyers of Hughey Law Firm regularly prosecute nursing homes, assisted living facilities, home health agencies, hospitals and community residential care facilities that are guilty of elder abuse. We have extensive experience and unique insight regarding nursing home injuries and management, as well as how nursing homes work to defend themselves against charges of neglect and abuse.

Additionally, Mr. Hughey regularly lectures on nursing home litigation and the protection of the elderly, and has authored extensive materials regarding nursing home litigation. He is frequently retained by other firms for assistance with nursing home injury cases.

If you suspect your loved one has been injured in a nursing home due to negligence, abuse or carelessness, contact us. We understand which injuries commonly result from negligent or abusive nursing home staff and can answer your questions, investigate the situation and, if necessary, file suit to improve care and pursue an award for damages.

Some reasons you may need a Charleston Nursing Home Attorney:

  • Failure to follow a physician's orders, including excessive or insufficient medication
  • Failure to monitor patients' whereabouts, which can lead to wandering, elopement, falls and situations dangerous to patients
  • Failure to provide basic care including malnutrition and dehydration
  • Abuse, including physical abuse, sexual assault, battery, mistreatment, confinement, neglect, and verbal or emotional abuse

We represent clients throughout the Charleston metro region and communities all over South Carolina. We are also licensed in North Carolina. Our Charleston SC nursing home attorneys will handle your case on a contingency fee basis.

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South Carolina Nursing Home Neglect Overview


Nursing Home Abuse

Nursing Home Abuse at Assisted Living Facilities or Residential Care Centers unfortunately occurs much more often than people think, against helpless vulnerable adults.

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Falls, Injuries with Broken Bones

As our elderly grow older and become more fragile, it is very important the conditions in which they live are as safe as possible.

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Pressure Sores

Nursing Home Neglect and Abuse often results in pressure sores. Pressure sores are unavoidable in almost all circumstances. 

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Nursing home neglect and abuse often results in dehydration and malnutrition which leads to other health problems including pressure sores and ultimately death.

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Unexplained Death

Nursing home abuse and neglect often leads to unexplained deaths in a facility. An unexplained death is simply unacceptable.

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Medication Errors

Nursing homes are required to administer medications as ordered by doctors. Usually, the nursing home has a medical director who also sees the patients every other month or as required.

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Sexual Assault

Nursing homes have a duty to screen residents and employees to ensure sexual assaults that are preventable do not occur. 

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Additional Nursing Home Practice Areas

Assisted Living Facilities are only permitted to admit or retain residents that they can care for, and if those residents have changes in condition, assisted living facilities may not keep them anymore.

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