Nursing Home Neglect/Abuse Cases

Serving Columbia, Myrtle Beach, Kingstree, & Throughout South Carolina

Nursing Home Neglect Resulting in Death

Columbia, SC -- Ms. Perkins and Mr. Swarat represented the estate of a decorated war hero against the nursing home that killed him through neglect.  The elderly veteran was allowed to develop bedsores, become severely malnourished and develop aspiration pneumonia because of an undiagnosed swallowing disorder.  This wrongful death nursing home neglect case was settled after extensive litigation and discovery for $458,500.

Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect Resulting in Death

Columbia, SC -- Mr. Whetstone and Ms. Perkins represented the estate of a resident of a nursing home who was dropped by an attendant who then lied about what happened.  The attendant picked up the elderly patient from the floor, returned her to the bed and then told EMS that the resident had hit her face on the bed rail.  EMS did not use neck precautions and it was subsequently learned that the resident's neck had been broken in the fall.  The nursing home's cover-up resulted in the patient's death.