Nursing Home Elder Abuse In South Carolina
Nursing Home Elder Abuse Attorney
Elder abuse is a crime. It should be punished, and those who commit abuse should be held responsible in every possible way. At Morris Law, we pursue civil justice for victims of elder abuse. We serve South Carolina with professionalism, care, and an unwavering commitment to helping the injured and wronged.
When you come to Morris Law, you will receive the individual attention you deserve. We will take your case personally. We will deliver the level of legal counsel you need to win.
TYPES OF ELDER ABUSE
As opposed to neglect or negligence, which involves failures to provide reasonable care, abuse involves intentional wrongdoing. Abusive caregivers and the facilities that hire them should be held accountable, and Morris Law is here to accomplish just that. Let us be your voice. Let us be your advocate. Let us fight for justice. Together, we can make things right.
Elder abuse may take on many forms. We fight for victims of:
- Emotional abuse
- Physical abuse
- Sexual abuse
- Financial abuse
If you or someone you love has been the victim of abuse, put an experienced South Carolina elder abuse lawyer on your side. These cases can be difficult to prove. Physical and mental incapacity can prevent victims from coming forward or can put their claims in question. At our firm, we know how to handle these cases. We know what evidence to look for and how to build an effective case. Best of all, we are here to support and guide you every step of the way.
Elder abuse is not always physical in nature. Emotional abuse can be just as harmful to a victim, leading to depression, isolation, and profound psychological pain. When this type of abuse occurs, it takes a skilled South Carolina elder abuse attorney to seek justice.
Cases involving emotional abuse are particularly difficult to prove, as there may be no outward injuries to observe. At Morris Law, we recognizes the challenges we face in these cases. We are not afraid to take the necessary steps to pursue justice, no matter the odds. We take these cases personally. We fight to restore the respect and dignity the elderly deserve.
Morris Law represents clients across South Carolina. We are relentless in our pursuit of civil justice for those who have been subject to psychological abuse at nursing homes, elder care centers, and assisted living facilities. Elder caregivers in any capacity should treat their patients with respect. Basic human rights should be observed. When they are not, South Carolina elder abuse lawyer Jeff Morris is there to expose such violations and hold at-fault parties accountable.
Elder emotional abuse can occur in many ways, including:
- Withholding food, medication, water, or other necessities
- Prolonged isolation and lack of meaningful human contact
- Threats of physical abuse
- Humiliation and embarrassment
- Taking away independence and the right to make decisions for oneself
No one should have to experience such abuse, particularly from the very people entrusted with their care. If you have noticed that your elderly loved one is withdrawn, depressed, frightened, or exhibiting other potential signs of psychological abuse, act now. Call our offices and take a proactive approach to stop elder emotional abuse. Let’s work together to make things right.
It is an unfortunate truth that some people take advantage of an elderly person’s physical or mental incapacity to commit abuse. Elder abuse of any kind is simply inexcusable. It is particularly hurtful when perpetrated by the very people entrusted with an elderly person’s care.
Morris Law is committed to pursuing civil justice for those who have been subject to physical abuse at nursing homes, elder care centers, and assisted living facilities. South Carolina nursing home abuse lawyer Jeff Morris is highly experienced in these matters and knows how to lead our team to victory in exposing physical abuse and holding at-fault parties accountable.
With cases involving physical abuse, there is no question that the abuser him/herself is responsible, but the facility may share responsibility as well. A nursing home or elder care center that is negligent in performing background checks, investigating claims of abuse, or dismissing employees who have caused harm is also responsible. When we take on a case involving elder physical abuse, we hold all at-fault parties accountable. We leave no stone unturned to ensure justice is served.
Elder physical abuse may include any type of threat or act of violence or physical harm to an elderly victim. It takes on many forms and can result in lasting physical and psychological harm.
The following are examples of elder physical abuse:
- Burning with a cigarette or other object
- Pushing or shoving
- Using restraints unnecessarily or inappropriately
- Making threats of violence
- Striking, hitting, kicking, or slapping
- All other forms of physical violence
Our elderly loved ones deserve to be treated with respect. If you or someone you love has been subjected to elder physical abuse, take action. Call South Carolina elder abuse attorney Jeff Morris and put our team on your side. We are here to protect your rights and well-being. We are up to the challenge.
Underreported and largely unrecognized, elder sexual abuse is a serious problem that needs to be addressed. Morris Law is committed to fighting against sexual abuse at nursing homes and assisted living centers. We represent victims and their families, using decades of experience to hold abusers and their employers accountable. Cases involving sexual abuse can be difficult to prove. This does not stop us in pursuing civil justice against any and all at-fault parties.
When you work with South Carolina elder sexual abuse lawyer Jeff Morris, you will quickly find that we take your case personally. We’re in this together. We will not rest until we have employed every resource and strategy at our disposal to secure the best possible result.
We take on cases involving elder sexual abuse in South Carolina. The heinous nature of these cases and the fact that they are too often “swept under the rug” by nursing homes leaves us outraged. We are passionate about fighting for the dignity and respect of the elderly.
Educating yourself on potential signs of sexual abuse is important, as this will help you determine if something may be occurring – even if your elderly loved one does not come forward right away.
The following are potential signs of sexual abuse of an elderly person:
- Difficulty walking or sitting
- Unexplained pelvic injuries
- Sexually transmitted disease
- Torn, bloody, or stained undergarments
- Emotional withdrawal or depression
- Panic attacks
- Engaging in unusual or inappropriate sexual activities
Keep your eyes open and listen to your loved one if he or she makes a claim of sexual abuse. Contact a South Carolina nursing home abuse attorney to get knowledgeable insight regarding your rights and options in this important matter.
As our health and mental well-being deteriorate with age, we may find ourselves more vulnerable to exploitation by friends, family, and strangers alike. This is evident when you consider the prevalence of elder financial abuse in the United States.
The following are common types of elder financial abuse:
- A caregiver demanding money in exchange for basic care and food
- Over-billing at nursing homes or assisted living centers
- Withdrawals by joint account holders
- Real estate fraud
- Stealing an elderly person’s property
- Mismanaging assets
- Investment schemes
- Internet scams
- Life insurance fraud
- Using threats or coercion to make an elderly person change his or her will
Have you noticed that an elderly loved one has been the victim of fraud or financial exploitation? Have you been the victim of such crimes? South Carolina elder abuse lawyer Jeff Morris is here to help you. A seasoned attorney with decades of experience under his belt, Jeff can help you recoup your losses.
Here are the most common signs an elder may be suffering from financial exploitation:
- Lack of knowledge about financial transactions, accounts, or other financial issues
- Large withdrawals or transactions made for unclear or unknown reasons
- Excessive repairs or other services provided without evidence that such services are needed
- New friendships or relationships with suspicious and previously unknown persons
- Large purchases or other questionable behavior by relatives
- Unusual or excessive credit card use
- Unexplained emotional changes, such as anxiety or depression
MORRIS LAW DEFENDS YOUR RIGHTS ON NURSING HOME ABUSE CASES
When a loved one has been injured or abused in a home nursing facility, the nursing home company will fight tooth and nail to keep from paying an injured person what they deserve. We at Morris Law know their tactics and will fight hard for your right to recover the compensation you deserve. Call us at (843) 232-0944 in South Carolina for a free consultation to discuss your case.