As nursing home abuse lawyers, we know that having an elderly or sick loved one who can no longer care for themselves is an incredibly challenging situation to deal with. You either have to take on the burden yourself or trust a facility with their care. Trusting the well-being of someone you love with a potentially understaffed and underfunded nursing home is a scary and unnerving choice to make. It is important to visit often and pay close attention to everything to make sure they are getting the care they deserve.
Violent Physical Abuse Caught on Tape
Diana Valentin, the granddaughter of 89-year old Ana Louisa Medina, started to notice unusual markings and bruising after Medina was admitted to the Gold Crest Care Center in the Bronx, New York. “They were telling me she had gotten the bruising on her hands by banging on the bed railing,” Valentin said. She then placed a hidden camera in her grandmother’s room to see if she was being abused or neglected. “The first video that I saw, she grabbed my grandmother’s arm, twisted it back, lifted her off the bed and slammed her into the bed,” Valentin said. The day after she viewed the shocking footage she went to the nursing home and demanded Medina be transferred. Fifty-five year-old nurse’s aide Sandra Kerr has been arrested and charged with endangering the welfare of a physically disabled person.
“She basically took care of me. I was very close to her, so now it’s my turn to take care of her,” Valentin said of her grandmother.
Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers in New Jersey and Philadelphia
If you or your loved one have 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 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.