Nursing Home Nurse is Arrested for Neglect and Abuse
When you have a loved one in a nursing home, you want to do your very best to ensure that he or she receives the proper care. Sometimes, despite your best efforts, neglect and abuse can occur anyway.
According to a recent news article, a nursing home nurse is being charged with neglect and abuse of an incapacitated adult. The original report was for an assault, and the article does not expressly state what happened to the nursing home patient that resulted in the arrest. Even so, investigators are bringing charges against this nurse. The article states that the patient has been diagnosed with dementia.
The State of Missouri has some laws in place that can help to protect patients in nursing homes. Video cameras are permitted to be installed by families so that they can monitor their family members. However, not every family has the means to do this, and they trust that their loved ones are in good hands.
This type of thing can happen in St. Louis, and if you feel that your loved one has been abused or neglected, contacting a St. Louis nursing home neglect attorney is your best course of action. We can help you understand the best way to proceed. Your St. Louis nursing home neglect attorney has your loved one’s best interests at heart, and will be able to advise you about your rights as family members.