Nursing home abuse lawyers try their best to advocate for the elderly victims of abuse and neglect, the victims who often can no longer defend themselves against these predators.
Amanda Tibble, 36, who used to work as a certified nursing assistant at the John M. Reed Nursing Home in Limestone, Tennessee has been sentenced to 15 months in jail. Tibble was fired from the home when allegations of physical, emotional, and verbal abuse from January 2010 surfaced. She has since plead guilty to four counts of willful abuse or neglect and admitted to mentally abusing two patients. She has also been accused of twisting a male patient’s hand and bending back the hand of another patient. Tibble admitted to having an anger management problem and recently said “I do apologize for my actions and I do, you know, hate that it caused the mental anguish on her that it did.”
Judge and Victim’s Family Do Not Believe Apology
The family of Anza Hall, one of Tibble’s victims, said “We’ve waited well over a year and a half to get justice served.” The 90-year-old paralyzed stroke victim would tell her family “Don’t make them mad, don’t make them mad. They’ll be mean, they’ll be mean.” Because of the non-believable testimony from Tibble and the testimony of Hall’s daughter and granddaughter, Marcella Hall and Carla Anderson, Judge Robert Cupp gave Tibble the maximum sentence. Hall and Anderson said they didn’t believe Tibble felt any remorse for the incidents.
Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers in New Jersey and Philadelphia
If your loved one is currently a resident of a nursing home or care facility, pay attention to the quality of the nursing staff. If you are worried that the care they are receiving is negligent, abusive, or inadequate, contact the Mininno Law Office for a free case evaluation. You may also call for a free consultation at (856) 833-0600 in New Jersey, or (215) 567-2380 in Philadelphia.