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2 Spanish Wells Road
Hilton Head Island, South Carolina 29926
843.686.5432

Nursing Home Neglect and Abuse Attorneys

Hilton Head Island lawyers for abused nursing home residents

Nursing homes have a legal duty to provide quality health care to residents and many facilities and caregivers live up to that duty. However, with an increasing number of elderly citizens living in nursing homes, especially in communities like Hilton Head Island that are popular with retirees, reports of abuse, neglect, and exploitation are on the rise.

At Berry & Carr P.C., our abuse attorneys are vigorous advocates for nursing home residents and their families. The most common forms of neglect and abuse are:

  • Falls
  • Pressure sores
  • Improper use of physical restraints and feeding tubes
  • Improper use of medications
  • Refusal of medical treatment
  • Malnutrition
  • Dehydration
  • Infections
  • Assaults

Uncovering abuse of the elderly

Signs of physical abuse or neglect of an elderly person may include:

  • Frequent injuries such as bruises, cuts, black eyes, or burns, especially when a caregiver cannot adequately explain how they happened
  • Frequent complaints of pain without obvious injury
  • Passive, withdrawn, or emotionless behavior
  • Lack of reaction to pain
  • Lack of personal cleanliness

Our attorneys have the knowledge and resources to fully investigate suspicions of neglect or abuse, obtain necessary documents and medical records, and discover whether a nursing home has failed to comply with regulations or the required standard of care. We help clients obtain full compensation for our clients and, when possible, require changes to the systems or policies that may have caused the abuse to occur.

When you need it most, we can help.

Contact the experienced nursing home neglect and abuse lawyers at Berry & Carr P.C. Our offices are conveniently located at the corner of Highway 278 and Spanish Wells Road in Hilton Head Island, and we offer an after-hours phone number so you can call us 24-hours a day. Our contingent fee representation means you do not pay any attorney fees unless we secure a recovery for you.

We represent injured people and their families in Hilton Head Island, Bluffton, Beaufort, Charleston, Hardeeville, Ridgeland, and throughout the Lowcountry region of South Carolina.

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