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MYRTLE BEACH NURSING HOME ABUSE ATTORNEYS

Why You Need the Top Lawyers in Nursing Home Abuses

Did your loved one suffer injuries in a nursing home? Was it due to a doctor, nurse, or another staff member’s abusive actions? If so, contact The Yates Firm right now to discuss your legal options for holding the at-fault party liable.

It’s often a heart-wrenching decision to place a loved one in a nursing home. You know you can’t take care of them yourself and believe an assisted living facility is the best option to keep your relative safe and healthy. Unfortunately, a trusted nurse or staff member can take advantage of an older adult and cause serious injuries or even death.

The Myrtle Beach nursing home abuse attorneys of The Yates Firm could help you and your loved one seek justice for the harm the negligent individual or facility caused. They should be held accountable for their misconduct and for placing their family member in a dangerous situation. Call us at 843.692.3237 for your free consultation to discuss what we can do to help.

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TYPES OF NURSING
HOME ABUSE

IN AN INJURY CLAIM...

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Physical Abuse

Physical abuse occurs when someone uses physical force against a nursing home patient to cause physical injury or pain. Kicking, punching, and slapping are common forms of physical abuse and can lead to catastrophic injuries and even death. Unfortunately, older adults are susceptible to severe injuries during abusive situations and can’t defend themselves during an attack.

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Emotional Abuse

Emotional abuse involves verbal or nonverbal actions to cause emotional or psychological anguish, distress, or pain. Nursing home patients often experience depression, cognitive decline, and withdrawal from family and friends after suffering emotional abuse. If you or a loved one has suffered abuse while under the care of a nursing home, do contact The Yates Firm immediately.

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Sexual Abuse

Sexual abuse happens when a person uses threats, coercion, or force to engage in sexual activity with a nursing home resident against their will. Most older adults can’t fight back when someone attacks them. Additionally, many patients have diseases, such as dementia, that prevent them from remembering what happened.

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Financial Abuse

Financial abuse is the illegal or improper use of someone else’s assets, personal property, or money. Perpetrators often use their patient’s bank accounts, forge signatures on financial documents, and steal cash from their room without their knowledge or permission. If you are aware of such criminality, contact us immediately so we can help resolve the situation and recover the losses incurred.

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Neglect

Neglect happens when a caregiver doesn’t fulfill their duties and obligations of caring for a nursing home resident. A common example is withholding food and water from a patient. Neglect can result in bedsores, infections, and untreated injuries.

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Abandonment

Abandonment occurs when a person responsible for providing the necessary care and assistance to an older adult chooses to desert them. Leaving someone unattended for hours or ignoring a request for help to the bathroom is considered abandonment and possibly medical malpractice or another form of criminality.

Physical abuse occurs when someone uses physical force against a nursing home patient to cause physical injury or pain. Kicking, punching, and slapping are common forms of physical abuse. Unfortunately, older adults are susceptible to severe injuries during abusive situations and can’t defend themselves during an attack.

 

Emotional abuse involves verbal or nonverbal actions to cause emotional or psychological anguish, distress, or pain. Nursing home patients often experience depression, cognitive decline, and withdrawal from family and friends after suffering emotional abuse.

 

Sexual abuse happens when a person uses threats, coercion, or force to engage in sexual activity with a nursing home resident against their will. Most older adults can’t fight back when someone attacks them. Additionally, many patients have diseases, such as dementia, that prevent them from remembering what happened.

 

Financial abuse is the illegal or improper use of someone else’s assets, personal property, or money. Perpetrators often use their patient’s bank accounts, forge signatures on financial documents, and steal cash from their room without their knowledge or permission.

 

Neglect happens when a caregiver doesn’t fulfill their duties and obligations of caring for a nursing home resident. A common example is withholding food and water from a patient. Neglect can result in bedsores, infections, and untreated injuries.

 

Abandonment occurs when a person responsible for providing the necessary care and assistance to an older adult chooses to desert them. Leaving someone unattended for hours or ignoring a request for help to the bathroom is considered abandonment.

 

COMPENSATION FOR
NURSING HOME ABUSE VICTIMS

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$4,100,000

Total Recovered

recovered for family that suffered serious injuries in a tragic event

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$4,000,000

Total Recovered

for a client hit head-on by a commercial vehicle

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$200,000

Total Recovered

for a passenger in a single car accident

Your loved one might also be entitled to punitive damages due to the nature of the abuse. You must provide the jury with clear and convincing evidence of the abusive individual’s reckless, willful, or wanton conduct to receive this financial award.

$4,100,000 ​
Total Recovered recovered for family that suffered serious injuries in a tragic event​

$4,000,000 ​
Total Recovered for a client hit head-on by a commercial vehicle​

$200,000​
Total Recovered for a passenger in a single car accident​

A HISTORY OF SUCCESS

IN NURSING HOME ABUSE CLAIMS...

The Yates Firm understands the emotional pain of seeing your loved one suffer at the hands of someone you thought you could trust. The nursing home facility should have taken the necessary steps to keep your family member safe and provide the care they need to thrive.

 

Our Myrtle Beach nursing home abuse attorneys can help you hold the negligent party accountable, so your loved one doesn’t have to suffer additional pain and injuries. We will file a claim on your behalf and fight hard for the maximum compensation possible. You can depend on our legal team to be your loved one’s advocate and pursue the justice they deserve.

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WHAT SHOULD I DO IF I'VE BEEN HURT IN A

DRUNK DRIVING ACCIDENT IN MYRTLE BEACH?

01

TAKE THEM TO THE HOSPITAL
If you suspect abuse, you should bring your loved one to the hospital or a doctor for treatment immediately. The doctor can examine your relative to determine the treatment they need to heal. It’s critical to listen to what the doctor says, so your loved one receives the necessary care to recover and move forward with their life.

02

HIRE A LAWYER
Hire a lawyer the second you discover abuse occurred. You’re going to take on the responsibility of caring for your loved one and will likely feel overwhelmed if you also have to handle a legal case. Your lawyer can take on every step of the process from start to finish so you can focus on bringing your loved one to their doctor’s appointments and helping them recover from the abuse.

03

TRANSFER YOUR LOVED ONE TO ANOTHER FACILITY
You don’t want to bring your loved one back to the nursing home where they suffered the abuse. You should do your research and find another facility you can place them in so they won’t have to endure additional harm. In the meantime, you can move them into your home or another family member’s home to keep them safe.

04

GATHER EVIDENCE

Your Myrtle Beach nursing home abuse attorney from [firm-name] will have the resources to obtain all available evidence. However, if you receive any documents associated with the abuse, keep copies of them.

You can request copies of your loved one’s file from the nursing home. While you’re moving them out of the facility, it would also be a good idea to take pictures of anything you can use as evidence of the abuse. For example, you can show deplorable living conditions by taking photos of damage on the property.

05

REPORT ABUSE
You should avoid notifying the nursing home of your plans to take legal action against them. It could give them the time they need to prepare their defense. However, you can report the abuse to law enforcement if you want to press criminal charges.

06

CONTACT US
If your loved one sustained injuries due to nursing home abuse, call The Yates Firm right now so we can review the circumstances and determine the available legal options.

Our Myrtle Beach nursing home abuse attorneys will protect your loved one’s rights and fight hard to try to reach the best possible outcome. We know how much your family member suffered and want to secure the compensation they need to recover.

Call 843.692.3237 today for your free consultation with The Yates Firm.

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