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Who may be found liable for South Carolina nursing home abuse lawsuits?

South Carolina – September 30, 2021 South Carolina nursing homes must follow federal and state laws regarding the resident bill of rights identified in The Nursing Home Reform Act under Title IV: of the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act…
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South Carolina families may act against antipsychotic drug use in nursing homes?

South Carolina – September 11, 2021 Misdiagnosing nursing home residents to allow for unpublished data on the use of antipsychotic medication is alarming and residents, or loved ones should pay particular attention to overmedication, or…
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AARP supports vaccine mandates to reduce South Carolina nursing home COVID cases.

South Carolina – September 23, 2021 South Carolina nursing home residents are supposed to be protected under the Federal Resident Bill of Rights.  Recently, the number of COVID cases and deaths among South Carolina’s nursing home resident…
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Why should I call a South Carolina nursing home ombudsman over resident concerns?

South Carolina – September 11, 2021 Nursing home and other long-term care facilities in South Carolina have a specific Bill of Rights that all residential facilities must operate under, outlined in Title 44 of South Carolina Code, and referred to…
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What are some common signs of nursing home abuse in South Carolina?

South Carolina – September 11, 2021 When sub-standard care, or blatant actions of abuse cause harm to a nursing home resident, corrective actions may need to be taken that include reporting the suspicion of abuse to the administration,…
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Nursing home residents resolve allegations of nursing home negligence, or abuse.

South Carolina – September 10, 2021 When nursing home abuse, or negligence in South Carolina occurs, settlements are a common method of recovery, apart from a full blown court case.  The reason settlements are commonplace include a victim’s…
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South Carolina’s nursing home bill of rights protects residents from abuse and neglect.

South Carolina – August 23, 2021 Nursing home and other long-term care facilities in South Carolina have a specific Bill of Rights that all residential facilities must operate under, outlined in Title 44 of South Carolina Code, and referred to…
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Can a family sue if a loved one is being taunted at a South Carolina Nursing Home?

South Carolina – August 22, 2021 Nursing home abuse is widespread throughout the United States and there have been claims of verbal abuse and taunting in South Carolina nursing homes.  It is a federal violation of resident rights to disrespect…
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South Carolina nursing home employee vaccinations against COVID-19 are lagging.

South Carolina – July 23, 2021 Nursing home residents may still be put at risk of COVID-19 infections in South Carolina.  Employee vaccinations are lagging compared to the rest of the U.S. and prioritizing vaccines for employees is at…
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Are pressure sores considered nursing home abuse in South Carolina?

South Carolina – July 31, 2021 Families who are faced with the task of placing their loved ones in residential care facilities, or individuals who choose to move there for additional safety, wellness care, or to facilitate belonging in…
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A former employee attempted the assault of a South Carolina nursing home resident.

South Carolina – July 13, 2021 A 37-year-old South Carolina man is accused of exposing himself and attempting to sexually assault a resident at the nursing home where he was working.  South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson announced…
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Special requirements for feeding dementia patients in South Carolina nursing homes?

South Carolina – July 20, 2021 Dementia is a common problem for elderly and a primary cause for long term care at a skilled nursing facility in South Carolina. It is a federal violation of resident rights to disrespect any South Carolina…
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COVID-19 staff reduction impacts vicarious liability in South Carolina nursing homes.

South Carolina – June 28, 2021 Resident rights. The Nursing Home Reform Act under Title IV of the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1987 outlines residential rights to protect the over one million elder Americans living in nursing homes…
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If a short-term stay in a South Carolina nursing home ends in a broken hip, is it abuse?

South Carolina – June 28, 2021 Families may become weary when a short term rehabilitation stay in a nursing home results in a broken hip, caused by a slip and fall. According to The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, screening…
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Can residents correct poor care, or negative treatment in South Carolina nursing homes?

South Carolina – June 14, 2021 There are situations where a nursing home may not be providing the proposed level of care to a resident that was promised upon moving in, and the facilities may fall short of providing services as outlined…
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South Carolina nursing home abuse claims based on ordinary vs. gross negligence.

South Carolina – June 14, 2021 Nursing home residents in South Carolina are afforded certain protections and levels of care in accordance with the Resident’s Bill of Rights, both under Federal and State laws. The Nursing Home Reform Act…