Resident Abuse Captured on Hidden Camera

The daughter of a paralyzed, 87-year-old woman who was allegedly beaten by an aide at a nursing home has announced today she will sue the nursing home. The alleged incident was captured on a "nanny-cam" placed in the resident's room by her daughter.

The woman's daughter said she used the camera because she repeatedly found bruises on her mother. She said complaints to the nursing home and calls to state officials got her nowhere. The elderly woman was placed in the facility after having a stroke seven years ago and the hidden camera had been in place for about a month before the resident died on Jan. 16.

The claims that it was not until after her mother's death that she began reviewing the footage captured by the hidden camera.  Video images captured the day before the resident's death led to the arrest of the aide on charges of assault, abandonment, and neglect of the elderly, police said. The footage from January 15th allegedly show's the aide striking the victim repeatedly and removing her oxygen mask without authorization. For more, read the story.

Robert W. Carter, Jr. is a Virginia attorney whose law practice is dedicated to protecting the rights of the victims of nursing home and assisted living neglect and abuse in Richmond, Roanoke, Norfolk, Lynchburg, Danville, Charlottesville, and across Virginia.

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