Many individuals are unaware that nursing homes and assisted living facilities can be sources of severe abuse and neglect. In one study, 44 percent of nursing home residents said they were victims of abuse, and 95 percent said they were neglected at least once or saw another resident neglected. Nursing home abuse and neglect comes in many forms, and the consequences may be serious and lead to wrongful death. At Proffitt & Cox, LLP, our Columbia injury lawyers are knowledgeable about the signs of nursing home abuse and neglect. We will work aggressively on your behalf to protect your elderly loved ones’ right to appropriate care complying with accepted medical and nursing standards.
We understand and care that when an injury occurs people are concerned about medical expenses, lost income, and compensation for their pain and suffering and other damages. We can put our experience to work immediately toward helping victims of careless or wrongful conduct obtain prompt and appropriate compensation.
If you believe a loved one is a victim of one of these serious issues, consider removing the individual from the nursing home immediately. Ninety percent of nursing homes are understaffed, and nearly one in three nursing homes in the United States has received citations for violating federal regulations. If you feel your loved one is not receiving proper care, removing the resident from the home and then learning about your legal options may be the best decisions to make.
Contact our South Carolina injury lawyers by calling locally at 803-834-7097 or toll free at (877) 276-0533. Our Columbia injury attorneys have the legal knowledge to seek justice for the suffering your loved one endured because of a negligent or abusive nursing home staff.
We offer free initial consultations for all injury cases. We handle injury cases on a contingency fee basis which means that our fees are a percentage of what we recover for you. You will not owe us any attorney’s fees in such cases unless we are successful in obtaining compensation on your behalf.
Our South Carolina accident attorneys have recovered over $30 million in verdicts and settlements for our clients. These claims involved automobile accidents, trucking accidents, harmful prescription drugs, medical malpractice, product liability, slip and fall accidents and class action cases. Review our representative cases to see some of our past successes and review our client testimonials to see what some of our clients have to say about us.