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2 Horrifying Cases of Nursing-Home Abuse

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014 By

Elder abuse is one of the most serious social problems that our country faces today. Like children, the elderly are especially vulnerable to neglect and abuse, and they often do not have the means to report their abusers to authorities—either because of medical issues or because they have no contact with the outside world. However, the number-one factor that makes elder abuse such a large problem is that there is a lack of awareness about the issue. This is beginning to change, though, now that several high-profile cases of abuse have made it into the news.

If you’ve discovered that your loved one is the victim of nursing-home abuse, we are here to help you find justice. A personal-injury attorney from DuBoff & Associates, Chartered can help you gather the evidence to prove the caregiver was negligent and recover compensation for your loved one. If you are ready to get started by scheduling a free consultation, please call us at 443-912-0002.

99-Year-Old Dies After Serious Abuse

Peter Mazza was in great health for being 99 years old. He could feed himself, brush his own teeth and even bathe himself. He asked his family to allow him to remain living in his own home, and they agreed. They even paid for caregivers to stay with Mazza to help him walk to the kitchen and back from time to time. He only had trouble getting to and from the areas of the home.

NY Daily News reports that a local care service sent several different caregivers to help Mazza, and at least three either neglected or abused him. The first nurse refused to help Mazza up after he fell. The second violently threw Mazza into his bed and wrapped him tightly in a sheet to keep him from moving. The third caregiver watched as Mazza struggled to walk to the kitchen and fell. Rather than call for help, the nurse just put him back in his bed. Mazza’s family learned that it was that fall that caused several broken ribs and eventually led to his death.

Seven Patients Die of Neglect in Nursing Home

Despite years of complaints, city officials refused to close down a sub-par nursing home. Now, a new lawsuit alleges that the facility neglected residents to death.

KENS News reports that several families are suing the nursing home, but one case stands out as particularly horrifying. A family member alleges that the nurses at Casa Rio nursing home allowed maggots to infest a patient’s ear. When the family alerted the facility, the administration refused to call an ambulance.

If your loved one has suffered neglect or abuse in Baltimore, we can help you file a personal-injury lawsuit. At DuBoff & Associates, Chartered, we have decades of experience helping our clients find justice through civil claims. To learn more about our services by speaking with a personal-injury attorney, please call 443-912-0002.

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