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For the most part, nursing homes are a good resource for elderly people who cannot afford to pay for private health care. Even fewer can afford to have comparable care administered at their own homes. Nursing homes and assisted living facilities are designed to provide the less wealthy with an equally good quality of life. Many of these facilities provide professional and compassionate medical care to the elderly, and some go above and beyond by providing companionship and friendship as well.
But for every dozen nursing homes that provide quality care, there are some that negligently hire abusive or neglectful staff. Sadly, despicable acts of abuse and neglect are not as uncommon as one might think. In fact, these terrible deeds are fairly common in American nursing homes. And yet studies have shown that many cases of abuse and neglect go unreported. Either out of fear of continued abuse, or embarrassment, the victims of elder abuse are often reluctant to come forward.
Sometimes, however, the perpetrators of elder abuse are caught and punished. In a recent criminal trial in Utica, New York, a nursing home aid was charged with 3 counts each of sexual abuse in the first degree, endangerment of an elderly person in the second degree, and willful violation of health laws. 48-year-old John Tamba was caught sexually abusing an elderly woman at the Focus Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Utica on May 21, 2014. He is now being held without bail in the Oneida County Jail in New York. The name of the abused woman is being withheld out of respect for her privacy.
Even when the abusers are punished for their terrible deeds, however, it is hard to overcome the pain and anguish caused by their terrible acts. Some patients, especially who suffer from mental health issues, may deteriorate further in the wake of nursing home abuse or neglect. While no amount of monetary compensation can ever fully restore the health and dignity of seniors who have been abused, it is critical for their families and loved ones to seek justice when necessary.
If you believe your loved one has suffered abuse at the hands of his or her caregivers, you may be entitled to pecuniary compensation. Our knowledgeable Massachusetts nursing home abuse attorneys are some of the finest in the nation, and will help make sure that you and your family are taken care of. Please don’t delay! Call our Boston firm, 24/7, at 617-787-3700 or email email@example.com to discuss your potential claim with one of our expert personal injury lawyers. Your needs are our top priority!