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Though it may be the last resort for some families, admitting an elderly loved one to a nursing home for professional medical care can often be in their best interests. Many families simply do not have the financial means or professional experience to appropriately deal with a loved one’s physical or mental ailments on their own. Nursing homes and assisted living facilities, therefore, may be the best option available.
Recent studies show that of the 1.4 million Americans living in nursing homes today, roughly 10% have experienced some kind of abuse at the hands of their caregivers. Of those cases of abuse, only 1 out of 14 have been reported to the proper authorities. These statistics are grim, but they emphasize the need to expose neglectful or abusive caregivers. Unfortunately, evidence of elder abuse and neglect is sometimes difficult to detect because the warning signs can be subtle. While bruises and lacerations are obvious signs of abuse, the mental and emotional scars are often the ones that hurt the most. In addition, the perpetrators of these despicable acts are sometimes the least suspecting individuals.
In 2012, Mrs. Eryetha Mayberry was a resident at the Quail Creek Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Oklahoma. At the time, she was 96 years old and suffered from dementia. When Mrs. Mayberry’s three daughters began to suspect that some of the aides were stealing from her, they placed a camera in her room. Instead, the camera recorded physical atrocities committed against Mrs. Mayberry. Several nursing aides, Lucy Gakunga and Caroline Kaseke, forced her onto the bed and shoved a latex glove into her mouth. Then they hit her repeatedly over the head.
Appalled and angered by what they saw, Mrs. Mayberry’s daughters filed a lawsuit against Quail Creek. Tragically, Mrs. Mayberry passed away before the trial commenced. However, after several years of litigation, an Oklahoma jury awarded Mrs. Mayberry’s estate a total of $1.2 million in damages. The plaintiff’s attorney in this case was Jimmy Goodman.
If you or your loved one has been sexually or physically abused, mistreated, or neglected in a nursing home or other assisted living facility, contact our Boston, MA nursing home abuse lawyers, who will pursue your claim with the utmost diligence. We will make sure that you are fairly and fully compensated for your physical and emotional pain and anguish. Your needs are our top priority!