March 3, 2012
The four nursing home workers on trial for nursing home abuse at a Troy, New York nursing home have been found not guilty.
The four woman were accused of not properly caring for a disabled resident at Northwoods Rehabilitation Center and falsifying records.
The woman were visibly emotional in the courtroom, hugging their lawyers as the verdicts were read.
One of the woman said the Attorney General’s Office should have gone after management at the nursing home instead of care workers. Another one of the women agreed that it was the higher ups who were responsible for the abuse.
Five other workers involved in this case plead guilty and were fired and had their care worker licenses revoked. They are also on probation.
If you suspect that a loved one had been abused at a nursing home you need to notify the authorities immediately and we also advise you to contact a nursing home abuse lawyer.