It is a sad reality, but far too often, nursing homes are places of abuse and neglect. These facilities are entrusted with the comfort and care of our loved ones who require constant attention and cannot care for themselves. Unfortunately, this also makes them vulnerable. Nursing home employees sometimes take advantage of that vulnerability and systematically and repeatedly abuse their patients. Abused nursing home patients too frequently have been physically and mentally harmed, robbed and humiliated. When that happens, it is essential that a family member consult with a Boston nursing home abuse lawyer to file a personal injury lawsuit against the attacker and their employer to hold the negligent parties responsible.
Thirty-two-year-old Ashay Peppers recently faced a grand jury after allegations arose that she assaulted one of the patients in her care. Peppers is a worker for the Oakwood Village Nursing home in Springfield, Massachusetts. She is accused of kicking a 95-year-old female patient, and was arrested after eye witnesses reported the incident to the police. According to springfieldnewssun.com, the patient suffered a large hematoma as a result of being struck. Peppers faces multiple charges, and if convicted, could face several years in prison.
While a criminal trial and penalty may prevent Peppers from abusing any patients in the future, it does little to compensate her victim or the victim’s family. Often, the only way for a victim or their family to recover direct compensation is through a successful personal injury lawsuit. 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 trauma and financial hardship caused by the incident. Call our Massachusetts nursing home abuse attorney specialists 24/7 at 617-787-3700, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for your free and confidential consultation.