What to Do if Your Parent Falls in a Nursing Home?

02/15/24 | Abuse and Neglect
Falls can happen to anyone, but the situation can become more serious and complex when they occur in a nursing home. Suppose your parent has experienced a fall in a nursing home. In that case, taking immediate action is essen...Read More

Broken Hip in a Nursing Home – Is It Negligence?

02/09/24 | Abuse and Neglect
Imagine the following scenario: Your frail, elderly loved one resides in a nursing home, where they are supposed to receive professional care and support. One day, you receive a devastating phone call informing you that your ...Read More

Can You Sue a Nursing Home for a Fall?

02/03/24 | Abuse and Neglect
As we age, our bodies become more vulnerable to injuries and accidents, and falls, in particular, pose a significant threat to seniors, especially those residing in nursing homes. Unfortunately, falls are a common occurrence ...Read More

What Are Chemical Restraints in a Nursing Home?

10/20/23 | Abuse and Neglect, Nursing Home Abuse
If you had to make the difficult decision to place your aging parent or relative in a nursing home, you naturally want to make sure they receive the best care possible. When looking at nursing homes, it’s important to k...Read More

Nursing Home Injuries and the Risk of Overmedication

10/20/23 | Abuse and Neglect
Nursing home injuries are among the most distressing cases that attorneys handle. You place a significant amount of trust in a nursing home and the nursing home’s staff to care for a loved one. This decision is fraught ...Read More

Why Do Bedsores Occur?

10/19/23 | Abuse and Neglect, Bedsores, Nursing Home Abuse
Understanding Pressure Ulcers: Are They a Sign of Nursing Home Neglect? Pressure ulcers, commonly known as bedsores or decubitus ulcers, should be exceedingly rare in any nursing home that adheres to recommended care guidelin...Read More

How to Report Elder Abuse in South Carolina

08/13/23 | Abuse and Neglect, Nursing Home Abuse
Trusting your loved one to the care of others is never easy. When a member of your family suffers elder abuse or neglect from another family member or from a caregiver, you must take action. Learning more about various types ...Read More

C.M. Tucker Jr. Nursing Care Center Abuse and Neglect Attorneys

02/01/22 | Abuse and Neglect
Like most busy families, you have neither the time nor the skills to provide care for your sick or aging loved one. As many families do, you look for quality professional care arrangements in a location that is also close to ...Read More

Nursing Homes Use Improper Diagnoses to Neglect and Abuse Residents

10/26/21 | Abuse and Neglect
If you are looking for a nursing home for your loved one, you undoubtedly want a facility with quality care and a safe environment. Unfortunately, nursing homes are under criticism for similar patterns of unscrupulous diagnos...Read More

Veterans Affairs Lawsuits: What You Need to Know

05/01/21 | Abuse and Neglect
The VA helps provide vital services to disabled veterans, including those who can no longer care for themselves at home. Many veterans choose a VA nursing home or assisted living facility because it costs less than choosing a...Read More

Professional Guardian Abuse of the Elderly

04/05/21 | Abuse and Neglect
Guardianships for the elderly and incapacitated a great help when they work properly. But if a guardianship goes awry, as is portrayed in the Netflix movie I Care a Lot, it can be a nightmare. In some cases, anyone can petiti...Read More

When Do Nursing Home Evictions Qualify as Abuse?

03/26/21 | Abuse and Neglect
The decision to place a loved one in a skilled nursing facility is not one that concerned family members take lightly. Whether you have a family member who is aging and can no longer remain at home safely, or your loved one h...Read More

How to Report Crime Against the Elderly

02/23/21 | Abuse and Neglect
When you become a primary caregiver for an elderly loved one, you get a crash course in keeping your loved one healthy and safe. Most of what you learn includes little about elderly individuals’ increasing vulnerability to ...Read More

Nursing Home Residents Dumped for More-Profitable COVID Patients

09/08/20 | Abuse and Neglect
An elderly man was discovered disheveled and alone on a sidewalk in Koreatown, Los Angeles. The 88-year-old man, suffering from dementia, was dumped at an unapproved boarding house by staff at the nursing home where he had be...Read More

How to Prevent Elder Abuse

08/20/19 | Abuse and Neglect
Elder abuse is a serious problem. According to the National Council on Aging, about 10 percent of all adults aged 60 and older have experienced some form of elder abuse. However, most researchers agree the actual percentages ...Read More

South Carolina Nursing Homes as Rated by ProPublica and Medicare

07/04/19 | Abuse and Neglect
As the population ages, everyone is at greater risk for chronic illnesses or in need of specialized supervision. The number of South Carolina residents age 85 and older will increase 101 percent from 2012 to 2032. South Carol...Read More

What Is Nursing Home Abuse?

04/30/19 | Abuse and Neglect
When you move an elderly member of your family into a nursing home, you have a right to expect that the nursing home will provide adequate care. South Carolina’s Bill of Rights for Residents of Long-Term Care Facilities ind...Read More

The Unacceptable Reality of Elder Abuse

04/01/19 | Abuse and Neglect
June 15, 2006, was established as the first annual World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. Despite more than a decade of global awareness, the egregious problem of elder abuse persists in the United States. Recently, the Greenville ...Read More

What Causes Pressure Sores?

06/18/18 | Abuse and Neglect
Prolonged pressure that limits blood flow to the skin cause pressure sores, or as they are more commonly known, bedsores. This injury commonly afflicts sedentary people who cannot to move out of certain positions. Remaining i...Read More

FAQ About Nursing Home Abuse Claims

06/04/18 | Abuse and Neglect
It’s difficult to imagine that the nursing home staff tasked with caring for its elderly patrons would ever engage in nursing home abuse. Still, abuse is a national concern for the almost 5 percent of people older than 65 i...Read More

Nursing Home Residents Should Never Develop Bed Sores

03/26/18 | Abuse and Neglect
Making the decision that your loved one needs the skilled care of a nursing home is never an easy one. Furthermore, it necessitates a good deal of research and investigation to find a facility that will provide your elderly r...Read More

Recognizing the Signs of Nursing Home Abuse

01/08/18 | Abuse and Neglect
If your loved one lives in a nursing home, chances are you worry about her well-being and whether she receives proper treatment. South Carolina law expects nursing homes to meet a specific standard of care. This involves prov...Read More

GCSO: Caregiver pepper-sprayed, beat vulnerable patients | Local News – WYFF Home

08/22/14 | Abuse and Neglect, Auto Accidents, Personal Injuries
South Carolina wrongful death attorney Nathan Hughey has a pending wrongful death claim against SC Mentor arising out of an autistic male eloping from the facility in his underwear and a shirt, which has also been featured in...Read More

South Carolina Jury Awards $50 Million in Car Wreck Death Case

01/17/14 | Abuse and Neglect, Auto Accidents, Personal Injuries, Settlements
A jury in Charleston, South Carolina today awarded $50,000,000.00 in an automobile accident death case.  I believe this is the largest verdict in South Carolina history in a personal injury lawsuit. The case involved a wron...Read More

A BILLION DOLLARS, A TRILLION DOLLARS, AND EIGHT DOLLARS

12/21/13 | Abuse and Neglect
The corporations that own and operate Assisted Living, Nursing Homes, and even Hospitals are really, really, good at one thing – unfortunately its not providing care.  What they are good at is the business of self-prom...Read More