October 30, 2011
A former certified nursing assistant at John M. Reed Nursing Home in Limestone, Tennessee received a maximum sentence of 15 months is jail for mental and physical nursing home abuse.
The woman admitted to mentally abusing two residents and was also accused of physically abusing another resident to which she took a “best interest” guilty plea, which means she thinks it is in her best interest to not take the case to trial.
Family of one abused resident say they are happy with the CNA getting the maximum sentence and view the case as a warning message to all other would be abusers of nursing home residents.
A nursing home abuse lawyer can help you and your family get justice if a family member was abused in a nursing home. If you have a loved one in a nursing home you should visit them frequently and look for signs of nursing home abuse or neglect.