One of the toughest decisions for a family is when they decide whether or not to place an elder family member in a nursing home. This decision is already complicated enough without having to worry about what will happen with respect to their loved one’s care and treatment when placed in the nursing home. Abuse and neglect in nursing homes is becoming more and more common across the country with an alarming amount of cases going unreported by the victim. Victims, or the families of victims, may not know what to do when abuse occurs; that is why victims should turn to an experienced nursing home abuse personal injury attorney to help guide them through this complicated litigation process so they can begin to recover.
A former employee of an upstate New York nursing home was convicted recently of sexually abusing six residents who had suffered traumatic brain injuries according to the New York State Attorney General’s Office. Jacky Stanley, 50, of Kingston, New York, will face between 8 and 25 years in prison for his offenses. Stanley was convicted of offenses against all six victims at the Northeast Center for Special Care. All six of Stanley’s victims testified at trial as to their abuse.
The particular nursing home at issue provides care to those who have suffered traumatic brain injuries caused by stroke, car accidents, falls and other incidents. Stanley, as the neighborhood counselor, was responsible for helping new residents get acclimated, and helped to manage the social environment and ensure that residents participated in required programs.
The prosecution said that between July 2014 and February 2015, Stanley used his position to gain access to residents and forcibly perform oral sex and other acts on them. It was reported that he even abused one resident while the resident slept. Stanley was suspended and fired from the nursing home, and was arrested in July 2016, and later indicted by a grand jury. The Honorable Judge Donald A. Williams presided over the jury trial at which Stanley was convicted of a first-degree criminal sex act, seven counts of first-degree sexual abuse, and 16 lesser charges.
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 the Law Offices of Gilbert R. Hoy, Jr. and Affiliates. 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. Your needs are our top priority!