CNA Charged With Elder Abuse of Female Dementia Patient in Scranton, PA

Elder abuse is no trifling matter.  It could result in the untimely death of a loved one.  If you believe that your loved one has suffered injuries at the hands of his or her caregivers, you may be entitled to substantial compensatory damages.  You are, therefore, strongly encouraged to seek legal help from our expert team of personal injury lawyers at the Law Offices of Gilbert R. Hoy, Jr. and Affiliates.  We will work tirelessly to make sure that you are made whole again.  No person should have to deal with the physical, emotional, and financial hardship caused by these terrible events, especially when the fault lies with another person.  Call our Massachusetts nursing home abuse lawyer specialists today at 617-787-3700 or email us at info@gilhoylaw.com.  Your needs are our top priority!

Nursing homes and assisted living facilities can be a blessing for those in need of around-the-clock care.  Most employees at these nursing homes are caring individuals, with years of experience, and a steadfast dedication to providing professional medical care.  Unfortunately, however, there are occasionally some nursing home employees who do not live up to this high expectation of nurturing care.  Astonishingly, some care providers do just the opposite; they abuse or neglect their patients.

On October 25, 2014, 24-year-old Joshua Wegielewski was working as a certified nursing assistant at the Gardens of Green Ridge nursing home in Scranton, Pennsylvania.  That day, he was taking care of a 76-year-old woman with dementia.  According to a criminal complaint filed against Wegielewski, he and another nursing home worker physically assaulted the elderly woman in her room.  Cameras inside the nursing home allegedly show that he and the coworker held her door shut while she was attempting to leave.  They then opened the door.  At that point, Wegilewski hit her and forcefully grabbed her wrists.

According to the criminal complaint, the woman was left with severe bruising on her arms and wrists from abuse.  After discovering the heinous act, the nursing home promptly fired Wegielewski and the woman’s family removed her from the Gardens of Green Ridge nursing home.  She is currently stable and happy in her new home.

The criminal trial against Wegielewski is set to take place during the summer of 2015.

If you or your loved one has been physically or mentally abused, mistreated, or neglected in a Massachusetts nursing home or other assisted living facility, contact our Boston nursing home abuse lawyers who will pursue your claim with the utmost diligence.  We will make sure that you and your family are fairly and fully compensated for your physical and emotional pain and anguish.  Your needs are our top priority!

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