Elder abuse in Alabama is not breaking news. As has been documented by several organizations, this issue is growing throughout the state. In fact, this isn’t the first time we have brought attention to this growing problem. But, what is rare is to get video evidence of elder abuse.
In the Pennsylvania assisted living facility, three workers are being charged with aggravated assault and negligence among other things for the way that they treated a 78 year old resident. We can only assume that it is a matter of time before a civil suit is filed.
What is most important is that this type of abuse can be prevented. Through proper planning and with the help of experienced elder law attorneys you can ensure that your loved ones have the resources and the education to help avoid this. In some cases, however, one cannot avoid this sort of atrocity and a civil action may be required.
For more information on nursing home abuse or negligence, call the nursing home abuse and elder law attorneys of Martinson & Beason, P.C.