Nursing home abuse is on the rise for many different reasons. Victims feel vulnerable because the very people who are supposed to care for them are the ones abusing them. They feel helpless not knowing who they can trust or who they can tell about their mistreatment for fear of retaliation by the workers or even other residents. Family members, for these reasons, need to pay close attention to their loved ones who are in nursing homes to make sure that they are not being abused or neglected. If you suspect abuse, please call one of our expert Boston nursing home abuse lawyers here at the Law Offices of Gilbert R. Hoy, Jr. and Affiliates to help guide you and your loved ones through the complicated litigation process inherent in nursing home abuse cases.
A Jamesville, New York nursing home has been fined for failing to protect residents from sexual abuse by other residents. The New York State Health Department conducts inspections every 9 to 15 months at each nursing home across the state and follows up to make sure any problems are corrected. The Iroquois Nursing Home in Jamesville has had 97 documented complaints since March 2013. Nearly half of the cases were reported by staff, but that’s not enough to avoid punishment.
An April 2016 inspection found the “administration failed to ensure staff recognized and reported repeated aggressive and sexually abusive behaviors of two residents towards others.” Two of the incidents involve female residents assaulted while in their beds. This isn’t the first time the facility has been fined. In 2009, it was fined $12,000 for the quality of care provided and corresponding medical services violations.
If you or a loved one of yours has been injured or was a victim of nursing home abuse, it is critical that you don’t hesitate to get in touch with one of the expert Boston nursing home abuse lawyers here at our Boston, Massachusetts law firm. We can be reached 24/7 by phone at 617-787-3700 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Contact us today for your free and confidential consultation. Our clients’ needs are our top priority!