Residents in a nursing home require a high level of monitoring, assistance and medical care. If your elderly family member died or suffered injury because of substandard care, the owners and operators can be held accountable.
The Myrtle Beach law firm of McCutchen, Mumford, Vaught & Geddie, P.A., advocates for nursing home residents and the family members who entrusted their loved ones to elder care facilities. We have successfully pursued nursing homes in Horry County, Georgetown County and throughout South Carolina for negligence and medical malpractice.
Attorneys for Elder Abuse Litigation
Trial lawyer Gene Vaught has practiced in personal injury law for more than 25 years. His record of notable recoveries includes cases of injury, illness and wrongful death in nursing homes:
Bedsores and infections
Falls resulting in broken bones or head injury
Malnutrition and dehydration
Undiagnosed medical conditions
Other malpractice, negligence and neglect
Patients fall for lack of assistance, or become malnourished because they cannot feed themselves. Medical staff may give the wrong drugs or fail to provide needed medications. Bedridden clients develop dangerous and painful pressure ulcers (bedsores) because they are not bathed, changed or repositioned at regular intervals. Family members are supposed to be notified about injuries or a decline in health, but often this is not the case.
We conduct a thorough investigation to show that the administration and medical professionals on staff failed to provide the minimum standard of care and dignity mandated by law. We review the medical records, staffing levels and hiring practices, prior complaints and findings against the facility, and other evidence of medical malpractice and negligence. As necessary, we involve medical specialists and other experts to establish professional malpractice and a causal connection to your loved one's injury, deteriorated health or untimely death.
Holding Nursing Homes Accountable
We pursue compensation for medical intervention, lasting harm and the pain and suffering your loved one endured.
Ask for Myrtle Beach nursing home neglect attorney Gene Vaught at call us at 843-449-3411 or 843-497-9123 or contact us online. We offer a free consultation and we take cases on a contingency fee, which means you pay no attorney fees unless we recover monetary compensation for you.
Luther O. McCutchen, III, one of the firm's founding principals, has been practicing law since the 1970s. He has extensive experience representing
homeowners and property owners associations. He is also involved in multiple other facets of the firm's civil litigation and personal injury practice.
In 1989, Patrick W. Mumford and Luther McCutchen formed McCutchen & Mumford, P.A., the beginning of our firm. Wayne's law practice is concentrated in real estate, business law, and timeshare. He also is an active speaker, having written and taught nine courses, and authored two books.
Gene Palmer Vaught III's practice is concentrated in the areas of personal injury, wrongful death, and worker's compensation law. Gene is heavily involved in defective product cases. Gene also has significant experience in criminal law. He is a member of the South Carolina Trial Lawyers' Association.
In 1999, he was invited to join the firm, then titled McCutchen, Mumford and Vaught. He was hired to open the North Myrtle Beach office concentrating in residential and commercial real estate. He has developed a large residential practice with emphasis on development and commercial real estate.
Greg received his Juris Doctorate from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law in 1986. Prior to joining the Firm, he worked in the trust industry with extensive experience in Trust and Estate Law. He currently has a real estate practice with an additional emphasis in wills and probate.
Mac began at McCutchen, Mumford, Vaught & Geddie, P.A. in 2012. He maintains a civil litigation, criminal defense and personal injury practice. He is active in the community, is member of the Horry & South Carolina Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division and gsSCENE Young Professionals.