South Carolina Nursing Home Abuse Filmed
Footage from secret cameras capturing nursing home abuse may prove a reliable aid to foil those caregivers who harm our most vulnerable elders.
A case in point: A camera hidden at a South Carolina nursing home caught a caregiver apparently physically abusing a 101-year-old man. According to a report by local television station WBTV, the patient’s family became suspicious that abuse by an employee was ongoing, and hired a private investigator. The investigator planted the hidden camera in the man’s room at the Mount Pleasant Manor in Mount Pleasant, S.C.
The camera recorded a 44-year-old caregiver flicking the elder’s nose. The caregiver also grabbed and pulled on the 101-year old from behind the sheet that divided him from his roommate. Finally, the tape showed the accused caregiver standing over the victim, yelling at him.
After viewing the abuse caught on tape, the 101-year-old man’s family contacted the police. The caregiver turned himself in and was charged with the abuse of a vulnerable adult. A judge granted him a $100,000 bond. The Mount Pleasant Manor administrator said the facility was fully cooperating with police. It was also conducting its own investigation into the alleged abuse.
If you suspect that your loved one may be the victim of nursing home abuse, call Sokolove Law today for a free case evaluation. Nursing home abuse lawsuits can help victims of this crime get justice and financial compensation for their suffering. If you or a loved one has been a victim of this type of negligence or elder abuse, call Sokolove Law today.