The Messa & Associates Blog focuses a lot on nursing home abuse and neglect, mostly from caretakers, nursing home employees, and family members. But another kind of abuse exists within nursing homes – violence from other residents. It is the nursing home staff’s job to monitor residents and make sure they are not engaging in violent, harmful, or inappropriate behavior. Unfortunately, due to illnesses like dementia and Alzheimer’s, side effects from strong medications, and general frustration, some residents become violent. As nursing home abuse lawyers, we want you to be aware of this aspect of nursing homes and to look out for any violence towards your loved one.
Elderly Woman Run Down by Other Resident in Wheelchair
A 44-year old woman, who is a resident of the Sharon Willow South nursing home in Peoria, Illinois, was taken to the hospital after her hostile neighbor ran her down with his wheelchair. The victim was outside of her room when another resident went after her with his wheelchair and knocked her to the ground. According to a witness, he directed his wheelchair towards the victim “with purpose and intention, and knocked her to the floor.” She was treated for scrapes as well as head and back pain at a local hospital and then released. The suspect, a 53-year old man, is an amputee who takes medication for depression and diabetes.
Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers in New Jersey and Philadelphia
If you or your loved one have suffered violence, 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.