Hidden Camera Footage Reveals Home Health Aid Abuse.

Aging can be a difficult process. As we ripen into old age, many people reach a point that they can no longer live independently. Family members will often provide assistance by paying for professionals to care for their loved ones in the twilight of their lives. While the purpose of professional assistance for the elderly is to assure that they may continue their daily lives both safely and with dignity, the tragic reality is that it may also result in abuse and neglect. It is crucial that family members maintain a vigilant eye for signs of abuse when visiting their loved ones. If you or a family member have been a victim of nursing home abuse contact the Law Offices of Gilbert R. Hoy, Jr. and Affiliates right away. Our Boston nursing home abuse attorneys will make sure that you receive the money damages that you justly deserve. Please call 617-787-3700, 24/7, or email us at info@gilhoylaw.com today for your free and confidential consultation. Your needs are our top priority!

78-year-old Bentsion Murakhovsky is not able to live in his Queens, NY home alone. Mr. Murakhovsky suffered a stroke, paralyzing the left side of his body. This made moving, using the bathroom, eating, and even talking, extremely difficult. Mr. Murakhovsky’s small 115-pound body is now primarily bound to a wheel chair or his bed. To assist him in his routine activities, his family hired Personal-Touch Home Care to send an aid to his home on a daily basis.

After Mr. Murakhovsky told his family that his health care aid was very forceful, they immediately contacted Personal-Touch Home Care and requested a different aid. To make sure that Mr. Murakhovsky was safe, the family also installed hidden cameras in his bedroom. While it was fortunate the cameras were there, they tragically contained footage of blatant abuse. The tapes showed their loved one’s aid hitting him in the face during feeding, violently shaking his arm, and jerking his head and nose.

If it was not for the cameras, this abuse may have continued indefinitely, which is why it is so important for family members to frequently check in with their elderly loved ones, as was done in this instance. Have you or a family member been a victim of nursing home abuse? If so, you may be entitled to substantial compensation for your physical injuries, as well as any emotional or financial hardship caused by the accident. Call us 24/7 at 617-787-3700, or email us at info@gilhoylaw.com for your free and confidential consultation.  

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