Elder Abuse is Not a Rare Occurrence

A Silent Calling

BY: Jimmy Segura

It may be hard to believe, but ABC News has reported that the elderly are neglected at 1 in 3 nursing homes in America. Don’t let it happen to your loved ones.

If you suspect a loved one is being abused or neglected, look for the following signs:

  • Unusual weight loss, malnutrition, or dehydration
  • Untreated physical problems, such as bed sores
  • Unsanitary living conditions like dirt, bugs, soiled bedding, and clothes
  • Being left dirty or unbathed
  • Unsuitable clothing or covering for the weather
  • Unsafe living conditions (no heat or running water; faulty electrical wiring, other fire hazards)
  • Desertion of the elder at a public place

Caring for your elderly loved ones can be one of the most difficult tasks in life. We all want them to be safe, happy, and loved. Sometimes we have to depend on others for help. Life simply does not afford us the time to do everything ourselves.

This is when elderly care steps in.

You depend on nursing homes and their staffs to care for your loved ones as you would. In some cases, those facilities do not meet expectations. This is when you have to take action.

If your loved one is showing any of these signs, you must speak up. Don’t hope or convince yourself it’s not happening. Look into it. Take the step towards protecting your loved ones and insuring their safety. Look into the situation to make sure your loved ones are not being neglected. There are agencies that can help, but you must take the first step.

If you need help taking that first step, call Varner and Segura at (864) 271-2232. They have experienced nursing home attorneys that will help you through this difficult process.

NOTE: Nothing above is offered as legal advice, and nothing above should be construed as a substitute for retained legal advice.

 


 

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Collecting Video Evidence After A Wreck

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If you’ve been in a wreck, it’s important to make sure your rights are protected, but how can you do that — especially if it comes down to your word versus another driver? Collecting evidence is important for your case, and a vital piece of evidence to collect is video.

Jimmy Segura with the firm of Varner and Segura explains that how to collect it, why collecting it is important, and why the existence of that video evidence is more common than you might think.

 

 

If you find yourself in need of professional legal services or require legal representation, contact an attorney like Jimmy Segura with Varner and Segura. Visit Varner and Segura on the web at www.VarnerAndSeguraOnline.com or call (864) 271-2232.

NOTE: Nothing above or in the accompanying video is offered as legal advice, and nothing above or in the accompanying video should be construed as a substitute for retained legal advice.

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Understanding Child Support In South Carolina

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Often when marriages or relationships end, the easy part is dividing assets.

The most important part of the discussion doesn’t involve things, though.

It involves people – specifically, any children resulting from the relationship.

Which parent will the child live with, and how will the child’s or children’s time be divided between parents? How much are parents responsible to pay each month for the continued health, well-being, and education of the children? These are issues that are decided in Family Court.

How are child support payments calculated in South Carolina?

Greenville attorney Grant Varner with the firm of Varner and Segura explains how South Carolina calculates those monthly payments in Family Court.

 

 

To calculate your own estimated child support payment amount using the calculator Grant discusses in the video, click HERE.

If you find yourself in need of an attorney, visit Varner and Segura online at www.VarnerAndSeguraOnline.com or call (864) 271-2232.

NOTE: Nothing above or in the accompanying video is offered as legal advice, and nothing above or in the accompanying video should be construed as a substitute for retained legal advice.

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