When a nursing homes has been negligent in hiring its employees or when staff members lack proper supervision, the facility may be held accountable for any injury or harm that occurs as a result.
New York, NY (PRWEB) March 13, 2013
A woman, who suspected that her grandmother was being abused at a Bronx nursing home, told ABC News that she placed a hidden camera to find the person responsible. The report states that the alleged abuse occurred at the Gold Crest Care Center in the Bronx to an 89-year-old woman, who suffers from Alzheimer's and dementia. Her granddaughter told ABC News that when she questioned nursing home administrators about unusual bruises on her grandmother's body, she was told that it occurred when the patient banged her hands on the bed railing.
The granddaughter said she took matters into her own hands and installed a hidden camera in her grandmother's room, which recorded more than 600 hours of footage. According to the report, the woman said she saw footage of a nursing home staff member grab her grandma's arm, twist it back, lift her off the bed and slam her back down. The woman said she immediately moved her grandmother to an emergency room and later to another facility, the report states.
Any instance of nursing home neglect or elder abuse is indeed extremely distressing, said New York personal injury lawyer, Kenneth A. Wilhelm. "The use of hidden cameras or camera surveillance is being debated in a number of states as a way of curbing nursing home abuse and stepping up accountability."
Nursing homes and care facilities have a responsibility to hire qualified staff members. "Background checks are an extremely important part of this process. When a nursing homes has been negligent in hiring its employees or when staff members lack proper supervision, the facility may be held accountable for any injury or harm that occurs as a result."
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