Wrongful Death Caused By Nursing Home Abuse

Was your loved one mistreated? You have rights!

Wrongful DeathAn elderly person is supposed to enjoy their retirement years after a lifetime of hard work. While nursing homes are supposed to be safe havens for vulnerable adults, the National Center on Elder Abuse reports that 1 out of 10 older adults experiences abuse that is not financially related.

If you believe that your loved one has suffered a wrongful death at the hands of a nursing home or long-term care facility, you can turn to the Charleston nursing home abuse lawyers at Preston & Salango, PLLC for help. We have more than 40 years of combined legal experience, and we accept cases on a contingency fee basis.

This means that you don't pay unless we win your case. We also have some of the most sought after accolades in the field, including designation as one of the "Best Law Firms" by U.S. News and World Reports, inclusion on the Super Lawyers® list, membership in The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 Trial Lawyers, and a 10.0 Superb Rating from Avvo. Tell us about your case today to find out how we can assist you – your initial consultation is free.

Impact of Elder Abuse

According to the National Center on Elder Abuse, victims of elderly abuse, even modest abuse, had a 300% higher risk of death as compared to those who were not abused. Research also shows that elders who are abused have had:

  • Significantly higher levels of psychological distress
  • Lower perceived self-efficacy than adults who are not abused
  • Increased bone, joint, or digestive problems
  • Depression, anxiety and chronic pain
  • High blood pressure and other heart problems

File Suit with Our Charleston Nursing Home Abuse Attorney

In some cases, surviving family members will bring a wrongful death case against the negligent party that was responsible for their loved one's death. In a nursing home setting, the victim's loved ones will press civil charges against the facility for negligence or abuse. Common causes of wrongful death include physical abuse, dehydration and malnutrition, wandering, pressure sores, broken bones, unsanitary conditions and overmedicating.

If you suspect that your loved one's death was a direct result of physical abuse, overmedicating or neglect, we urge you to contact our Charleston nursing home abuse attorneys for help. You may be entitled to damages for medical costs, funeral expenses and more. Let us give your loved one a voice in the face of tragedy. Get started today by contacting our office for a free initial consultation. We are ready to fight for justice on your loved one's behalf.

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