Lexington, South Carolina

Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers in South Carolina

At Strom Law Firm, LLC, we’ll help you take action, report nursing home elder abuse, and recover damages from injuries or wrongful death.

Lexington, South Carolina

Lexington SC hospitalLexington, South Carolina, the county seat of Lexington County, SC, is the 23rd largest city in South Carolina. Located directly outside of Columbia, Lexington is considered a suburb of the capital city. Lexington is home to Lake Murray, a major lake in South Carolina and a popular attraction for residents of Lexington and surrounding towns and cities. Serving multiple purposes, Lake Murray is a community gathering place in Lexington and an essential clean energy supplier. Lexington High School, referred to as LHS, is the second largest public high school in the state of South Carolina.

Two interstates, 26 and 20, run directly through Lexington County. Downtown Lexington, centered around Main Street, East and West, also hosts various events, including a Craft Beerfest and various services through the local chamber of commerce. Lexington’s communities are primarily suburban and center around the groups found within residential areas.

Lexington is a common home to university students, who live in the suburb and commute to class. University students and young urban professionals commonly visit both the Vista and Five Points, both Columbia nightlife areas. However, Lexington plays host to some of these venues as well, especially near Lake Murray and the surrounding area.

Lexington’s courthouse is located on East Main Street, downtown. The courthouse boasts a convenient location near shops and restaurants. Lexington police include the LC Sheriff’s Department and other state agencies, often based in Columbia. Police stations and the Detention Center of Lexington County are common venues for newly arrested suspects. The Lawyers of the Strom Law Firm frequently visit the LCDC and those police stations.

Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers

Gavel on booksIt is a difficult decision to place a family member into a nursing home. In this situation, we are relinquishing control of our loved ones home. Worry is natural when a loved one moves to a nursing home. It is always wise to consult with an attorney if you feel that your loved one has been treated improperly, or if you have any concern that they are being mistreated, abused, or neglected by their caretakers.

Neglect can happen even in the best facilities. As the procedures for acceptable care change over time, some facilities may fall behind and fail to provide adequate care. As medicine advances, keeping up with current practice is an essential aspect of medical care. Besides neglect, nursing homes can also be liable for abuse and medical malpractice.

Nursing homes are responsible for the patients in their care There are reasonable expectations of care for nursing home patients. These expectations include reasonable upkeep of their facilities, staffing expectations, and appropriate medical care. Liability rests with the nursing home if these standards of care are not met.

Our attorneys have a thorough knowledge of the common defenses used by nursing homes. In these cases, nursing homes often claim no responsibility for injuries sustained. Nursing homes often try to demonstrate that they have met the minimum requirements of care. Nursing homes may also try to blame a pre-existing condition or outside reason for an illness or problem. Attorneys can stand up to these companies and fight for you.

If you have been abused or neglected by a nursing home, contact our attorneys right away. The nursing home attorneys at the Strom Law Firm have experience with nursing home regulations and standards of care, and will fight on your behalf. Contact our office to consult with an attorney right away.

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