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Home > Personal Injury Attorney - Nursing Home Abuse

Nursing Home Abuse Attorney
For the Hilton Head Island, Bluffton, & Beaufort South Carolina (SC) Area

Placing a loved one in the care of a nursing home is a difficult decision to make and can be filled with confusion, guilt and anxiety.  With the aging of the Baby Boomers, an increased demand for nursing home services, as well as assisted living facilities and personal care homes has been initiated. 
Symptoms of nursing home abuse or neglect may include the following:

  • Unexplained bruises, cuts, burns, sprains, or fractures in various stages of healing
  • Bedsores or frozen joints
  • Unexplained venereal disease or genital infections; vaginal or anal bleeding; torn, stained, or bloody underclothing
  • Sudden changes in behavior
  • Staff refusing to allow visitors to see resident or delays in allowing visitors to see resident
  • Staff not allowing resident to be alone with visitor
  • Resident being kept in an over-medicated state
  • Loss of resident's possessions
  • Sudden large withdrawals from bank accounts or changes in banking practices
  • Abrupt changes in will or other financial documents
  • broken eyeglasses/frames, physical signs of being subjected to punishment, and signs of being restrained
  • laboratory findings of medication overdose or under utilization of prescribed drugs
  • a nursing home resident’s report of being hit, slapped, kicked, or mistreated
  • a nursing home resident’s sudden change in behavior

Information Necessary to Pursue a Case of Nursing Home Abuse                                            

  •  Clinical records from the nursing home
  • Photographs of resident and nursing home conditions
  • Contact information of persons who are no longer employed at the nursing home
  • Contact information of helpful nurses or other staff
  • Autopsy and funeral home report, if applicable
  • Hospital records, including any ambulance or EMS records

Consider hiring an Hilton Head SC Personal Injury Lawyer
All nursing home facilities are obligated to  insure and protect the rights of every resident and provide a clean, healthy, attractive environment, however, many times abuse and neglect do happen.  Unfortunately, numerous serious health problems and fatalities have resulted from situations stemming from nursing home abuse.  If you believe that your family member is the victim of nursing home abuse acting immediately may help to prevent any additional abuse from occurring.  It is critical to allow an expert who litigates nursing home cases to review the records as early as possible. Many times a delay in establishing attorney contact may directly contribute to the loss of valuable prospects for discovery and developing the case.  Kiker Law Firm’s nursing home abuse and negligence lawyers and attorneys understand how upsetting these crimes are to the victims and their families; work to hold those guilty of this heinous crime accountable for their actions; and ensure that the victims receive the compensation they warrant. 

Dedicated to the Client
Nursing home abuse cases are a highly technical and specialized field.  The attorneys at Kiker Law Firm have extensive experience in nursing home cases.  We understand what you're up against and also know that many injuries do not appear serious at first but that they may, in fact, plague someone for life. Our staff can aggressively pursue full compensation for all your injuries – including present and future.

We offer a free consultation and evaluation of your case. Simply complete a free consultation form online or call us at 843-842-7200. We'd be happy to meet with you and help you make an informed decision regarding your accident and injury claim.


Kiker Law Firm
2 Corpus Christie Place
(Professional Building ~ Suite 200)
Hilton Head Island

(843) 842-7300

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 5303
Hilton Head Island, SC 29938