Abuse And Assault Information
Abuse and assault in a nursing home
is one of the number crimes growing in America and in many cases is one that is not reported to officials, leaving our loved ones in the hands of abusers for months or years.
Today, officials are working at fighting the problems of abuse and assaults in nursing homes across the nation; however, we can see reports of employees hitting nursing home residents in the paper and on the news more and more.
Recent cases of abuse and assault in a nursing home includes:
The sexual assault of two residents at Bradford Heights Nursing Home in Kentucky. The employee admitted to molesting two elderly women and was charged with 1st degree sexual assault. The incidents occurred in June and July 2008.
On March 26, 2009, a certified nursing assitant in Barletsville, Oklahoma was charged with two felony counts of caretaker abuse and a misdeamnor charge of verbal abuse.
A former employee of Castle Pine Nursing Home in Lufkin, Texas was charged with abusing a patient in April, 2009. Another worker witnessed the employee hitting a nursing home resident.
These are a just a few examples of the abuse and assault in a nursing home that hit the news. Many more cases are not being reported due to the fear that the residents are under.
Can I sue for Nursing Home Abuse?
If you or a loved one has been abused or assaulted in a nursing home you can sue. You cannot necessarily sue the person that actually did the assault; however, you can sue the facility. Nursing homes are insured for claims such as abuse and assault since in the majority of cases; the individual that actually did the crime would not have the funds for you to recover the damages. In some cases, you may have the option to bring the employee up on criminal charges according to the type of abuse you or your loved one endured. In order to know your rights and how to proceed if you were abused is to contact Injury Attorneys