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When you choose a veterans’ home for your loved one, you expect he or she is in safe hands and will receive the respectful and dignified treatment their service commands. Unfortunately, that is not always the case. Some veterans’ facilities hire abusive or neglectful employees or institute unsafe practices. Residents of those facilities can end up injured, sick, or, in some cases, dying untimely deaths.
If you believe your loved one sustained abuse or neglect at a South Carolina veterans’ home, call the experienced, compassionate team at Hughey Law Firm today at (843) 881-8644 to learn how we may help.
The Hughey Law Firm has a successful history of standing up to neglect and abuse on behalf of injured clients, including those harmed as residents of veterans’ homes. For example, we successfully sued a nursing home for wrongful death after a patient escaped the facility and died. We have also successfully sued nursing homes and group homes for injuries resulting from neglect and abuse.
Our past results do not guarantee future results in any particular case. But our accomplishments prove that we work hard on behalf of all of our clients. Consult one of our attorneys to learn more.
Many injuries fall under the umbrellas of neglect and abuse in a veterans’ home environment. While many people believe these cases are few and far between, allegations of neglectful and abusive behavior are associated with facilities in both Charleston and Columbia, according to a USA Today investigation.
If you suspect abuse is taking place in your loved one’s veterans’ home, act quickly to protect your loved one’s safety and seek justice.
Owners and operators of veterans’ homes, including the state and federal government, often bear legal liability in instances of abuse or neglect of their residents—especially if staff failed to follow policies or procedures, or if the owner failed to implement the appropriate policies and procedures to protect residents.
Veterans’ home staff may also face liability for the abuse and neglect in which they participate. Some may even face criminal charges.
When abuse comes to light, the responsible parties may attempt to escape paying for the damage they caused. For instance, many homes try to avoid liability by denying any form of responsibility for a resident’s injuries. The owners may claim they are not responsible for the actions of their employees, or that the resident’s own conduct caused the injury.
In addition, veterans’ homes and their insurers may try to offer the family of an injured resident a settlement for much less than the amount the resident deserves or needs. By working with an experienced veterans’ home abuse lawyer at Hughey Law Firm, you can help protect your loved one’s rights.
A veterans’ home abuse attorney can help determine fault for the abuse and neglect your loved one suffered. A thorough examination into the facility’s practices could also make the facility safer for other residents. Your actions can help spare other U.S. military veterans from a fate they do not deserve.
As a victim of veterans’ home abuse or neglect, your loved one may qualify to recover damages, including:
Hughey Law Firm offers free consultations to all potential clients. We handle veterans’ home abuse and neglect cases on a contingent-fee basis, in which we only receive payment if we secure a settlement or judgment in our clients’ favor.
Please also keep in mind that South Carolina has a three-year statute of limitations in most personal injury cases. The sooner you seek the advice of an experienced veterans’ home attorney, the better.
If your loved one was injured at the hands of veterans’ home employees, nurses, or residents, call the Hughey Law Firm at (843) 881-8644 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation.
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