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The Hughey Law Firm has successfully pursued claims against this facility.
Choosing to put an aging loved one in a long-term care nursing facility never comes easy. Once we take that leap and make arrangements, we expect our loved ones to receive exceptional care and to be treated with the respect and dignity they deserve. When facilities and caregivers fail at providing the care they are legally required to offer their residents, this failure can lead to physical and emotional injuries for the victim as well as a great deal of financial and emotional stress for the victim’s family.
The Life Care Center of Charleston has been fined more than $13,000 and cited for at least 13 deficiencies during inspections in the last few years—and the Hughey Law Firm has brought successful legal action to hold it accountable for the harm it did to our clients.
If you or a loved one resides at the Life Care Center of Charleston and has suffered emotional distress or physical harm as a result of the facility’s negligence, or neglect or intentional abuse by its caregivers, South Carolina law permits you to seek compensation for damages in civil court.
Contact the experienced nursing home abuse attorneys at the Hughey Law Firm at (843) 881-8644 for a free consultation to discuss your case and learn how we may be able to help you hold the Life Care Center of Charleston accountable for their actions.
South Carolina has specific legal definitions describing what constitutes nursing home neglect or abuse. South Carolina’s Omnibus Adult Protection Act provides these definitions. The law notes these important distinctions for determining abuse or neglect:
The fact that the Life Care Center of Charleston has been fined and cited for violating federal regulations does not automatically mean your loved one has suffered or is currently suffering from abuse or neglect if they live at that facility. But these violations should prompt you to pay extra attention to ensure your loved one is being treated with dignity and respect by the facility’s medical professionals and staff.
If you suspect your loved one may be a victim of abuse or neglect, call the Long Term Care Ombudsman at the South Carolina Department on Aging at 1-800-868-9095 as soon as possible, then get in touch with the Hughey Law Firm.
No matter what facility your loved one lives in, if you recognize any of the following signs, you should immediately alert the facility and look further into your loved one’s well-being:
If you decide to file a lawsuit and take your claim to court against Life Care Center of Charleston on your loved one’s behalf, you might be able to recover the following damages related to any abuse or neglect your loved one suffered:
Your loved one deserves the best care possible as they age. If caregivers at the Life Care Center of Charleston have harmed or neglected your loved one, we are here to help you hold the facility accountable for their egregious behavior. You can also provide evidence for criminal charges against the abuser, so when you take action, you may also be able to prevent the abuse and neglect of future residents.
After just shy of two decades of bringing hundreds of nursing home abuse and neglect cases against dozens of nursing homes, including the Life Care Center of Charleston, Nate Hughey has gained the experience to teach other lawyers how to fight these complex cases. Attorneys throughout South Carolina frequently consult him when they face particularly difficult nursing home abuse and neglect cases.
Contact one of our experienced nursing home abuse and neglect attorneys at the Hughey Law Firm at (843) 881-8644 or contact us online to discuss any suspected abuse and neglect so we can help you determine the best course of action for you and your loved one.
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