In different nursing home abuse complaints, two elderly female residents of a nursing home allege that a nursing home employee hit one woman to the point where her nose bled, and applied toothpaste to the other woman’s vaginal region, threatening to choke her if she tried to prevent the abuse. The victims, ages 79 and 93, state that their Carolina House nursing home employed Sonia S. King despite the fact that she had been known to abuse residents, and had been suspended for verbal abuse of another senior resident. Sonia King also allegedly forced a resident to swallow medication after the resident spit it out, verbally abused residents, and even threatened to force one resident to smell her own feces if she would not comply with directions.
These tragic incidents were witnessed by another nursing home employee, who reported the incidents to the nursing director. Following an investigation, Ms. King was arrested by local authorities and charged with elder abuse.
What Can I Do To Protect My Loved One From Nursing Home Abuse?
If you have a loved one in a nursing home, be very careful to check for signs of abuse and neglect. Unfortunately, incidents such as the ones described above are becoming all too common. The best thing you can do is to visit your loved one frequently and let the staff know you care. Hopefully, this will allow you to detect any signs of abuse or neglect early. Listen to what your loved one has to say. Talk to the nurses and staff. Bruising, bed sores, unexplained hospitalization, and/or incidents of septic shock should raise red flags. If you suspect abuse, do not be afraid to speak up. Contact the proper authorities and an attorney immediately.
Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers in New Jersey and Philadelphia
The Nursing Home Abuse Attorneys at the Mininno Law Office are equipped to fight back against nursing home abuse. They will stand up for you and your loved ones! Contact the Mininno Law Office for a free case evaluation or call at (856) 833-0600 in New Jersey or (215) 567-2380 in Philadelphia for a free and private consultation.