When a family chooses a nursing home for their loved one to live in, they trust that the staff with treat the resident with care. The last thing that anyone would anticipate is that nude photos of their elderly loved one would be circulated on social media. Yet that is exactly what one family is claiming happened.
Lawsuit Alleges Nursing Home Staff Shared Nude Photos Of Resident
A family is suing the Paramount Senior Living Facility, alleging that an anonymous tip let them know that their 83-year-old loved one was being used as a cruel joke on social media. Per their legal complaint, a picture of the patient, who is an elderly female with dementia, showed her naked from the waist down and the text on it saying “Winter Fail”.
An investigation was launched. It became clear that several certified nursing assistants were involved and that although the dementia patient can no longer communicate, she knew something was wrong. She tried to cover up her genitals in the pictures taken.
The picture was circulated on social media on New Year’s Eve.
The senior living facility has stated that those involved have had their employment terminated.
How Can A Nursing Home Lawsuit Help Abused Residents?
As disgusting as the concept is of sexually abusing nursing home residents is, this is hardly the first time that an elderly patient has experienced this trauma. Throughout the country, thousands of residents are physically and emotionally abused by those who are supposed to take care of them.
A civil lawsuit, filed against those whose actions caused harm or whose negligence allowed the harm to happen can help families make sure their loved ones don’t suffer further. Compensation that could be obtained through a lawsuit can pay for medical bills, physical trauma, and emotional pain.
Nursing homes, however, make it difficult for plaintiffs to prove that abuse or neglect occurred. In many cases, once the nursing home realizes that legal action will be taken, crucial evidence is “lost” or “misplaced”. The best way to ensure that a case is fully investigated and that all evidence is collected is to contact a nursing home attorney.
How To Choose The Right Nursing Home Attorney
Once you’ve decided to take legal action you have to choose a lawyer. But how do you know which attorney is the right fit? At Schuster Law, we encourage all of our potential clients to ask any questions that they may have about our legal team or the legal process. This way, they can make the best decision for them and their loved ones. Important questions include:
- How long have you been practicing law?
- Do you have experience working on nursing home lawsuits?
- Can you provide me with references?
- How are your fees collected and when?
- What are your fees?
- Who else will be working on my case?
- Do you regularly work with industry experts?
- What is the best method to contact you and how quickly to you respond?
- How often will you update me on my case?
- Can you show me examples of previous successful verdicts and settlements?
Don’t be afraid to ask tough questions. If something doesn’t seem right, then it probably isn’t.
Schuster Law Offers Free Consultations
If you’ve discovered that your loved one isn’t getting the care that they need, contact the experienced nursing home abuse and neglect lawyers at Schuster Law. Our legal team offers free consultations during which review your case and then provide you with your legal options.
We understand how upsetting this time is and we do everything we can to support our clients throughout the legal process. Call now to learn more about our experience, our past cases, and how we can help you.