Sumter, South Carolina

Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers in South Carolina

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Sumter, South Carolina

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SUMTER, S.C. — Canadian Geese swim in swan lake. April, 14, 2010. The Iris Gardens at swan lake boast the home of many floral attractions and avian species. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Amber E. N. Jacobs)

Sumter, SC is the largest town and county seat of Sumter County, South Carolina. Sumter is located just a few minutes from the intersections of Interstates 20 and 95 in Florence. Home to the USC-Sumter regional campus and to U.S. Congressman Jim Clyburn, Sumter is a well-known South Carolina town.

Shaw AFB is a major U.S. Air Force Base. The 20th fighter wing, housed at Shaw, is the largest combat F-16 wing in the Air Force. The base’s annual payroll is $625 million, and hosts of 20,000 residents, contributing greatly to the economy and population of Sumter.

Sumter is home to a variety of popular roadways due to its central location and access to state hotspots. Sumter is well-positioned in South Carolina, only 100 miles from the oceanfront of Myrtle Beach. Bars and nightlife are also popular in Sumter.

Ranked fifth highest out of 338 SC metropolitan areas, Sumter’s crime rate is high. Sumter, at the center of the surrounding Tri-County Area, is one of the largest cities in South Carolina.

Designed by a native of nearby Darlington, South Carolina, the Sumter County Courthouse is a cultural landmark. The Sumter County Courthouse is located at 215 North Harvin Street, Sumter, SC 29150. Although the Sumter Police Department has primary jurisdiction in some areas of Sumter County, other state law enforcement divisions may make arrests. The active correctional facility in Sumter is the Sumter-Lee Regional Detention Center, located at 1250 Winkles Rd., Sumter, SC 29153.

Nursing Home Neglect Lawyers

Gavel on a bookNursing homes provide crucial family support for many elderly people. Many elderly individuals depend on these facilities, often owned by large corporations, to provide medical care and living assistance as they age. However, even the best nursing homes can provide inadequate care and even develop negligent practices over time. In these cases, an essential relationship of trust between family and care facility has been violated and should be addressed.

At times, even individuals with the best intentions commit reprehensible actions. Nursing home abuse is disappointingly common and affects thousands of victims per year. Some examples of abuse are negligence, including failure to provide proper medication or bedsores. Physical, psychological, and sexual abuse are also potential examples of abuse in nursing homes. Even when victims should come forward, many do not because of embarrassment or fear or potential retribution from staff. It is essential to look for signs of abuse and take action if it occurs.

There is an obligation of nursing homes to provide assisted living and specific care to its patients. Nursing homes, as part of their operation, promise to provide these services and care. Failing to maintain these standards of care mean liability for a nursing home.

Attorneys involved with your case will develop a thorough understanding of your case and fight on your behalf. Because these cases happen often, our attorneys know how to work with the discretion you deserve. Our attorneys have a deep understanding of the law in these cases and will fight for you.

If you have been abused or neglected by a nursing home, contact our attorneys right away. We will fight on your behalf. Call our offices today for a free consultation.

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