Greenville Nursing Home Negligence Attorneys

Protecting the Rights of the Vulnerable

About 1.5 million people live in the nation's 16,000 nursing homes, according to a report by the National Center for Heath Statistics. Nursing home residents are typically elderly, frail or disabled and unable to care for themselves. The well-being of this vulnerable population is largely dependent on nursing home staff members who are often overworked, undertrained or lacking in supervision.

Legal Options for Victims of Nursing Home Negligence

If a member of your family suffered a serious injury or died because of nursing home neglect or abuse, a lawyer may be able to recover financial compensation in a nursing home negligence lawsuit. The attorneys of the Gilreath Law Firm, P.A., have won significant damages for clients who were abused or neglected in nursing homes.

One of our cases involved a nursing home aide who was pushing a woman in a wheelchair. He let go of the chair and it rolled down a hill, hit a curb and crashed, needlessly injuring an elderly woman. Our lawyers were successful in the legal action we took against the nursing home.

Nursing home negligence can include:

  • Failure to prevent falls
  • Failure to prevent or properly treat bedsores (decubitus ulcers)
  • Medication errors
  • Malnutrition
  • Dehydration
  • Assault and other physical abuse
  • Sexual abuse
  • Failure to prevent wandering and elopement (leaving the residence)

Nursing home residents have rights, and we are here to protect them. We will investigate to determine if the nursing home was in compliance with all applicable state and federal regulations and whether its failure to meet accepted standards of care caused harm to a resident. To learn if we can be of assistance in your elder abuse or nursing home negligence case, please contact our firm in Greenville, South Carolina.

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