January 3, 2014
A 52-year old man physically abused his father in a community-based residential facility in Sturgeon Bay Wisconsin has been given two years probation. James J. Conklin was granted probation as part of a plea agreement in a case that saw him accused of elder abuse against his own father for counts including intentionally subjecting an individual to the risk of abuse, causing bodily harm and a misdemeanor count of disorderly conduct. Conklin was arrested when staff at the residential facility where his father was staying saw a physical fight break out between the two men.
It is estimated that 2.1 million elderly people in America are victims of elder abuse each year, but that only 1 in 6 cases are actually reported. In Texas alone, statistics show that at least 30% of all nursing homes have been involved in some sort of nursing home abuse or neglect offense.
Nursing home abuse can take many forms and its signs are not always easy to spot. It is important to stay vigilant if you have a loved one in a nursing home and ask questions. Noticing changes in temperament can make the difference and being to put a stop to any ongoing abuse. If you are looking for a Texas nursing home abuse lawyer then contact the McIver Brown Nursing Home Abuse team of lawyers today.