Tens of thousands of South Carolinians reside in long-term care facilities, including those in our area at McCormick Post-Acute/Petra Health and Rehab.
Many of these facilities provide excellent care. There are a handful that do not. Some residents may even suffer abuse at the hands of their caregivers.
If you or a loved one have been injured or abused while a patient at a skilled nursing facility, you may be able to file a lawsuit to get justice. Contact the Hite Law Firm to discuss your case with a McCormick nursing home abuse lawyer and learn what relief you may be able to seek in court.
How to Report Suspected Nursing Home Abuse
It often falls to the family of victims to take action after nursing home abuse. It’s best when you bring the abuse to the attention of either the state or the nursing home administrator at the soonest opportunity, and request an investigation of the incident.
Options to report nursing home abuse include:
- Reporting the abuse to the nursing home administrator, who is required to report it to the state within two hours
- Contacting the state long-term care nursing home ombudsman (an official who is appointed by the government)
What Evidence Is Important in a Nursing Home Abuse Case?
After discovering an injury to a loved one in a nursing home, you must have evidence that shows that the nursing home was negligent. Evidence that can be helpful to your case includes:
- Your loved one’s medical records
- Pictures that could document the abuse
- Testimony from eyewitnesses
- Internal nursing home documents
Your attorney could obtain additional evidence in the discovery process when you file a nursing home abuse lawsuit.
How a Nursing Home Abuse Attorney Helps Your Case
You may have difficulty figuring out what happened to your loved one because the nursing home will not tell you. The nursing home may not take you seriously unless you hire an experienced lawyer who they know will hold them responsible.
A McCormick injury attorney from our firm will investigate and obtain the evidence that you need to prove your case. Then, our team will file a lawsuit that can help you obtain financial compensation for what happened to your loved one.
Why Hire the Hite Law Firm?
When you are striving for accountability, you need a fighter on your side who passionately believes in securing justice for nursing home abuse victims. Our firm has been located in the community for over four decades, with a particular focus on working for abuse victims. Our attorneys have established a reputation for customer service, knowing that the client is already going through a difficult time.
Contact a McCormick, SC Nursing Home Abuse Attorney Today
If your loved one has been a victim of nursing home abuse, time is of the essence to take action. You should contact a nursing home abuse lawyer in the McCormick area right away to begin the lawsuit process. The Hite Law Firm has a track record of delivering results for our clients that span generations. You can schedule a free initial consultation by calling us today at 864-664-2252 or by messaging us through our website.