Nursing home abuse is a real and ever growing issue in this country, largely due to the fact that abusers often feel they can get away with taking advantage of vulnerable and trusting adults. Sometimes, complaints can lead to reprimand or termination , but criminal charges are rarely pursued because law officials do not see these victims as reliable witnesses and cases are often dropped without the presence of undisputed evidence. Nursing home abuse lawyers do their best to make sure those found responsible for these horrible crimes are prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.
Mentally Disabled Man Beaten and Possibly Sexually Assaulted
A 72-year-old man who was a resident of the O’Berry Neuro-Medical Treatment Center in Goldsboro, NC, has been physically abused, beaten and potentially sexually assaulted by the caregivers working in the facility which specializes in people with profound developmental disabilities. The victim, who lost a significant amount of his brain function in childhood when he got polio and pneumonia, started having seizures. His physical limitations increased and he required ’round-the-clock care.
Shortly after moving, his niece started to notice bruises – one bruise shaped like the sole of a shoe across his pelvic region and on his buttocks. The victim told her that a male staff member pushed his head into a wall and kicked his groin. That worker never admitted to this but did admit to a “tussle” with the patient. The elderly man also told his niece that a male employee would get into bed with him at night and occasionally beat him with a belt. After an investigation, the man who kicked the patient was fired, but the home did not find any proof of sexual assault. His niece has filed a lawsuit to try to bring charges against the home and responsible workers.
Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers in New Jersey and Philadelphia
If you or your loved one has suffered nursing home abuse, negligence, and inadequacy, it’s time to contact nursing home abuse lawyers. The team at Messa & Associates is dedicated to earning justice and compensation for those injured or worse by negligence and abuse in nursing homes and long term care facilities. Call, toll-free, 1-800-MessaLaw, or submit a free online inquiry. If you would like immediate assistance, click the CHAT LIVE icon to the right. A representative is present right now to answer your questions.