March 6, 2013
A nursing home abuse case is under investigation after a family in Lafayette, Louisiana has accused a local nursing home of abusing 93-year-old Chester Isaac “Pee-Wee” Broussard. Broussard, a former popular accordion player, is now a resident of a Lafayette nursing home.
According to reports, the suspicions started after Broussard had bruises on his body over several months. In addition, he had a black eye and a bloody nose. Betty Broussard, the victim’s daughter, stated that the nursing home claims that Chester fell. However, she took photos for evidence as she feels the nursing home simply made an excuse as a cover-up.
“They said he might have fallen. I said no way because if he had fallen they would have had to get him up because he can’t maneuver at all. He can’t get himself up he can’t do anything,” Betty said in a recent statement.
Family members are worried that someone at the nursing home is responsible. Yet until the investigation is complete, the name of the nursing home will not be released. Meanwhile, the family remains concerned over their loved one and the nursing home abuse he may have suffered.
A specific nursing home employee been identified by the family as the main culprit. However, when a local television station, KATC, attempted to ask the worker about the allegations, there were no answers given.
If charged, the employee could not only face criminal charges, but civil charges as well if the family decides to retain the services of a nursing home abuse attorney and file for personal damages.