Nursing homes are required to follow state and federal laws in order to maintain their license and stay in operation. When abuse or negligence occurs, nursing homes often try to hide what has happened and deny any knowledge of a problem. At the Clore Law Group, we work with investigators and medical experts in exposing nursing home neglect and abuse that result in serious injury and death. Our office reviews a patient’s medical records, nursing home video footage, staffing records, and employee history when investigating nursing home neglect and abuse. Due to employee turnover and low wages, we especially look at the hiring practices and background checks performed by nursing homes to see if warning signs were overlooked in hiring former felons or persons with a history of abuse.
If your loved one has suffered abuse or neglect in a nursing home, contact the Clore Law Group today. We provide free phone consultations and are prepared to work with state investigators and inspectors in bringing those responsible for harming your loved one to justice.
Warning Signs and Evidence of Nursing Home Neglect and Abuse
The following physical and psychological symptoms are often associated with nursing home neglect and abuse:
- Bed sores
- Dehydration & Malnutrition
- Slips and falls
- Unattended wanderings
- Unexplained bruising
- Broken bones
- Emotional withdrawal
- Withheld or missed prescription drug administration
- Stolen personal items
- Ligature marks
Due to serious legal implications involved in nursing home neglect and abuse cases, nursing homes often deny any wrongdoing in order not avoid losing their operator’s license. As a result, records can be changed or destroyed, eyewitnesses relocated, and blame shifted to the patient themselves. In order to secure as much information as possible, my office acts immediately to notify authorities and demand all records and documentation be preserved.
Additionally, we ask that our clients be seen by a medical doctor who can verify, document, and diagnose their injuries. When necessary, we hire a private investigator to locate former employees who can testify regarding the actions of the nursing home in question.
Contact a Charleston Nursing Home Lawyer
If your loved one has been the victim of nursing home neglect or abuse, contact the Clore Law Group today. We will evaluate your case and discuss what can be done to protect your family member, recover damages for their injuries and suffering, and prevent the nursing home from repeating the neglect/abuse.