March 1, 2012
A Rensselaer County Court jury in New York is scheduled to begin deliberations soon in a nursing home abuse case that allegedly occurred at the facility formerly known as Northwoods Rehabilitation Center.
Staff at the nursing home are accused of not properly caring for a resident who could not move or talk; furthermore, workers are accused of forging records to make it appear as if they were caring for the resident. The resident was many times treated for bedsores and incontinence.
The victim has since been moved to another nursing home.
Four former workers are currently on trial for abuse with a total of nine workers charged in the case. The others plead guilty and were put on probation. They also lost their jobs and licenses to practice.
The nursing home at the center of the scandal has since been renamed to Diamond Hill Nursing & Rehabilitation Center and is under new management.
A nursing home abuse lawyer can help you and your family get the justice you deserve if a family member was a victim of nursing home abuse.