Nursing Home Negligence

Nursing home abuse and neglect is becoming one of the greatest challenges we face in American society. At one point or another, nursing home abuse and neglect will probably affect all of us. Whether it be a friend, family member, or even yourself, nursing home abuse and neglect is becoming far too prevalent in an industry that is supposed to care for our loved ones.

Some types of elder abuse are:

--- Bed sores or pressure sores
--- Falls or fractures (indicators of abuse or neglect)
--- Malnutrition or dehydration
--- Improper medication
--- Wandering from facility (also known as "elopement")
--- Involuntary seclusion
--- Mental/psychological abuse
--- Physical abuse
--- Sexual abuse
--- Verbal abuse

At the Starkes Law Firm, we take these cases very seriously. We will make sure that you and your family receive the best advice regarding the treatment of your loved ones. We have extensive experience in nursing home abuse and injury cases, and have dealt with issues involving feeding tube problems, ulcers and bed sores, slips and falls, malnutrition, and neglect.

Nursing home abuse and neglect cases require a significant amount of time and effort for proper investigation. First, the pertinent medical and nursing records must be obtained from the nursing home, the treating physicians, and all other applicable sources. Once the records are obtained, they will be reviewed for an initial opinion on the best way to proceed. After this review, Attorney Starkes often asks nurses or physicians to review the records to identify deviations from the standard of care. He has found that nursing home records are frequently not properly maintained, and occasionally, records are altered.

If you have any questions concerning our services, or if we can be of assistance to you in any way, please contact Attorney Starkes by phone or via email. In the Columbia area call (803) 758-2882 or outside Columbia call toll free at (866) 605-7800.

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