A widower is suing a West Virginia nursing home facility after the man insists that the Fayette Nursing Home Rehabilitation Center abused and neglected his wife. Also, this nursing home neglect then led to the death of his beloved spouse.
About Elder Physical Abuse
Unfortunately, physical abuse of an elder is more common than most people would think as well. Physical abuse is any force that causes personal injury or pain. This includes striking, hitting, beating, shoving, among other actions. Physical abuse also can mean tying down an elder with unnecessary or brutal restraints that limit movement. This can lead to muscle atrophy and further degeneration of the muscles.
Nursing Home Neglect Leads to Death
In Fayette County, West Virginia an elderly man unable to care for his wife at home turned to the Fayette Nursing Rehabilitation Center for rehabilitation and assistance with her activities of daily living. However, the woman fell six times, became severely dehydrated, and her body was riddled with infections. The systematic abuse and neglect she suffered caused significant injuries. These injuries led to her death this year.
He husband insists that if the facility properly staffed the nursing home, she would have never been neglected. Plus, more staff would mean more supervision of the residents including his wife. He is hoping that by filing suit against the nursing home that he can save other residents from meeting a similar fate as his wife.
Get Justice for a Loved One
If you suspect abuse or neglect, do not accept denials. Instead, contact a knowledgeable lawyer experienced with representing victims. When an abuser injures a resident at a care facility, it is not always obvious what happened and legal liability. The evidence available is often incomplete and may be self-serving for the defendant – the nursing home. This is why a free consultation with us is so important. We have been assisting the injured for 20 years. We help clients from all over the country. Our consultations are completely free. Call today.