October 13, 2011
The children of a Pennsylvania nursing home resident have filed a lawsuit against Sunrise Senior Living Inc. after catching their mother’s nursing home abuse on hidden camera.
The elderly woman who was abused is 78-years-old and suffers from Alzheimer’s disease.
The family installed the hidden camera in the woman’s nursing home room after her complaints of abuse were ignored by the nursing home.
The nursing aids caught abusing the elderly woman face assault and neglect charges and are currently awaiting trial.
Sunrise Senior Living, which operates more than 300 facilities, says it expected the lawsuit.
A nursing home abuse lawyer will play the important roll of holding Sunrise Senior Living responsible for their negligence in this case. Please contact a nursing home abuse attorney in your area if you or a family member was abused or neglected in a nursing home.
This case highlights how a hidden camera can be a vital tool in the fight against nursing home abuse.