June 2, 2011
Neighbors of the Edwards Group Home in Hookerton, North Carolina say they may have caught on video the abuse of a mentally ill resident at the nursing home. The video shows shows a fight outside the facility between someone who appear to be a staff member and a resident.
The couple who filmed the fight says they heard a scream from inside the nursing home and saw the fight and decided to use their cellphone to record the possible abuse. The fenced in area where the conflict occurred has since been covered with a dark material to block anyone from seeing inside.
The video has led to a state investigation of Edwards Group Home. The nursing home was also investigated in April after a resident at the home caught a shrub on fire outside the facility.
If you believe that you or a loved one has been a victim of nursing home abuse or neglect we urge you to contact a nursing home abuse lawyer immediately to discuss the situation and what possible legal action you should take.