Southfield, MI (Law Firm Newswire) August 14, 2017 - Two elder care attendants in South Carolina posted a video on Snapchat showing them verbally abusing two patients at an assisted living facility.
The facility where the two elder care attendants worked is facing two lawsuits from the families of the women who were abused. One of the videos posted online shows the two employees telling an 82-year-old woman with Alzheimer’s that she was dumb, her mother was dull and she was not to touch them because she had body fluids on her hands. One of the abusers, a 25-year-old woman, was arrested by police, booked at a detention center and given a $10,000 bond.
When the care facility found out about the abuse, the patients in question were checked for signs of physical abuse, but no signs were found.
The family of the 82-year-old Alzheimer’s patient launched a wrongful death lawsuit alleging that the care facility failed to safeguard the personal safety of residents, failed to authorize an acceptable level of competent staff to care for them and failed to implement and maintain an infection control program. It further alleged that the Snapchat video caused the woman to "suffer severely, including . . . developing a stomach ulcer which led to [sepsis, and ultimately] her death.”
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