A jury has found an ex-certified nursing assistant guilty of assault and battery on a person 60 or older. Nancy Aiguobargueghian was accused of Massachusetts nursing home abuse in 2006. The Massachusetts Department of Public Health investigated the alleged assault on a patient at the Hunt Nursing and Retirement Home in Danvers.
Aiguobargueghian is accused of physically assaulting the elderly resident, who was in a wheelchair. Other employees witnessed the incident.
Last year, she pleaded not guilty to the criminal charge in criminal court. This month, however, a Salem jury found her not guilty.
Massachusetts Nursing Home Abuse
Massachusetts nursing home abuse causes injuries and deaths. The victim and his/her family may be able to obtain liability from the assisted living facility where the abuse happened by claiming negligent hiring, improper supervision, or some other act of negligence. Nursing homes owe patients a certain standard of care and when failure to provide that care results in nursing home abuse or neglect occurring, an experienced Boston nursing home negligence law firm can work with you to file your injury claim or lawsuit.
Physical violence is one of the more obvious forms of Boston nursing home abuse. Examples of kinds of abuse include verbal abuse, emotional abuse, psychological abuse, improper or unnecessary restraint, unnecessary sedation, force-feeding, denying food or drink, sexual assault, inappropriate touching, bullying, or harassment.
Your Boston nursing home abuse law firm will know what evidence and documentation to collect to prove liability. There may be medical records that need to be collected and other patients and workers to interview about what happened. Immediate steps may have to be taken to immediately remove a loved one from an abusive situation.
Former Hunt nursing assistant convicted of assault and battery, Wicked Local, February 2, 2011
Woman guilty of assaulting patient, The Salem News, February 3, 2011
Related Web Resources:
Massachusetts Advocates for Nursing Home Reform
Massachusetts Department of Public Health
To find out whether you have a case on your hands, contact our Boston nursing home negligence law firm today.