ABC News recently reported on the criminal charges that authorities have filed against one nursing home employee who is accused of verbally abusing a patient with Alzheimer’s Disease by using Snapchat. Authorities charged the woman with being a peeping tom after she and another employee were caught posting a video on Snapchat of their verbal abuse of an 82-year-old woman and resident of the facility.
Following the incident, the facility reportedly fired the employees and, after checking the residents for any signs of physical abuse, found that no such abuse occurred. The employees told law enforcement officers that they were just being “funny.” The patients involved allegedly cannot remember the incident due to their physical and mental health conditions.
Civil lawsuits also have arisen from this and other similar incidents at the nursing home in question. One such suit seeks to hold the home liable for the allegedly wrongful death of the woman in the incident above. In their suit, the woman’s family claims that the Snapchat video led her to develop a debilitating ulcer that caused her a permanent decline in health. The suit also contains a claim that the nursing home failed to establish and maintain an effective infection control system in the home. Another suit regarding a different patient claims that the home is guilty of negligence and fraud for failing to adequately care for the patient, as a staff member attempted to videotape the woman while partially clothed and then uploaded the resulting video to Snapchat.
The Wisconsin long-term care abuse lawyers of Boller & Vaughan know how to protect your loved ones’ rights, no matter what the situation may be. Our law firm handles these cases on a regular basis and is experienced in advocating on behalf of clients just like you. We are here to help you fight back against any healthcare facility that causes harm to your loved one, and get any compensation to which you are entitled, regardless of the circumstances involved in your case. Please contact us to arrange your free consultation and learn how we can help.
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