In recent years, reports of abuse and neglect in nursing homes throughout South Carolina and across the nation have been in the public eye. With an increasingly aging population, issues of the care and treatment of our most vulnerable loved ones loom large. Over the course of the past several years of representing injured people, I have noticed a pronounced increase in the number of calls I get from family members who have a loved one who has been seriously injured in a nursing home.
My law firm represents these family members. You would be shocked at some of the stories I have heard about the conditions in nursing home facilities once visiting hours are over. It's appalling. The vast majority of the problems in nursing homes that I have encountered have the same cause - inadequate staffing.
If the nursing home doesn't properly staff the facility, then the residents can never receive the care they truly need. It's that simple.