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Nursing Home Injury Lawyer Serving Beaufort, Hilton Head Island, Bluffton SC - How to Identify Signs of Abuse or Neglect

It can be difficult knowing what to do when a loved one suffers a severe or fatal injury at a nursing home, assisted living facility or hospice care center. We understand, and that's why we encourage you to call us right away. Our experienced nursing home injury lawyers in South Carolina can explain your rights and discuss your options.

The legal professionals at Twenge + Twombley are familiar with the common signs and most frequently occurring types of nursing home abuse and neglect that occur inside South Carolina's nursing homes and assisted living facilities. If you suspect a loved one was seriously injured because of negligence, contact our firm immediately. Call 866-452-6315 for a free case evaluation.

What are common nursing home injuries in South Carolina?

The following are some of the common nursing home injuries or conditions that may develop because of abuse or neglect:

  • Bed sores or ulcers: Often infected, pressure ulcers or bed sores often lead to sepsis, a potentially life-threatening condition.
  • Unexplained bruises or cuts: Such injuries are a sign that a patient may have been physically abused or dropped while being moved.
  • Broken bones, fractures: Patients with broken bones or fractures may have been physically abused, dropped or may have been injured in a slip and fall accident.
  • Sudden weight loss: If your loved one has a sudden weight loss, he or she may be a victim of malnutrition or dehydration.
  • Infections: Pressure sores may become infected, but a urinary tract infection is another common injury.

Nursing home injuries can be very difficult to detect. Families should be on the lookout for any signs of abuse or neglect, such as:

  • A sudden loss of weight
  • Injuries that the staff cannot explain, including broken bones or broken hip
  • Injuries requiring emergency treatment
  • Poor hygiene
  • Fecal or urine odors
  • Over-sedation (your loved one may be asleep or lethargic every time you visit)

Nursing home abuse and neglect might present no physical symptoms, but patients can suffer emotional or psychological abuse. Signs of psychological abuse can include the following:

  • Sudden changes in behavior
  • Depression
  • Suicidal thoughts
  • Incoherent behavior
  • New behaviors, fears or worries

Contact Twenge + Twombley immediately if you suspect nursing home neglect

At Twenge + Twombley, we have a hard-earned reputation as a small law firm that delivers big results. That's because we put the needs of our clients first. Our attorneys strive to provide personalized, individual service to each of our clients. We're willing to take the time to answer your questions.

If you need help with a nursing home abuse or neglect legal matter, contact us today. Our knowledgeable, aggressive Beaufort elder abuse attorneys are ready to stand up for you. Call 866-452-6315 or fill out our online contact form to schedule a free case consultation. We serve clients in Beaufort, Bluffton, Hilton Head Island and other communities throughout the South Carolina of South Carolina.

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