Recent reports indicate that elder home abuse is becoming more prevalent. Reports prepared by staff of the federal Special Investigations Division of the House Government Reform Committee reveal that thirty percent of the nation’s 5,283 nursing homes have had reported instances of abuse. If you believe a loved one is being abused, contact an experienced Boston nursing home abuse attorney to learn about your legal options and remedies.
Twenty-eight-year-old William Hill has recently beencriminally charged with two counts of Abuse of a Vulnerable Adult after he allegedly abused one of his patients. Hill was an employee at the Whitehall Healthcare Center of Novi, Michigan. Officials become concerned after Thomas Johns, one of Hill’s patients, developed multiple bruises on his face, chin, chest, back and torso. Accoridng to wxyz.com, Johns suffers from dimentia and had only been at Whitehall for five days before the bruises appeared.
The local police conducted an investigation and found sufficient evidence to arrest Hill. A court document states that Hill “confessed to punching, pushing, sitting on Johns five times during his shift of March 11, 2015 when he was agitated with Johns.” If convicted, Hill could spend two years in prison.
If you or a family member have been a victim of nursing home abuse, you may be entitled to substantial compensation for your physical injuries. You may also receive monetary damages for emotional trauma suffered and any financial hardship caused by the illegal events. Call us 24/7 at 617-787-3700, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for your free and private consultation. Due to statute of limitations issues, time may be a factor, so call today!