A nursing home accident is incredibly stressful for the victim and his or her family. It is even more painful when we learn that our loved one suffered intentional abuse at the hands of the people who we trusted to take care of him or her. If you or a loved one have recently been the victim of abuse in a nursing home, the Charlotte nursing home abuse lawyers of Maurer Law are available to discuss your potential claim for compensation.
Recently, the North Carolina Court of Appeal considered a case in which the plaintiff, a resident at an independent living facility, sued the facility alleging that one of its employees acted improperly and exposed himself to her while in her private room. The plaintiff had been moved to an advanced care section of the facility after developing dementia. According to the defendant’s employee involved in the incident, the plaintiff had become confused after lunch and was unable to find her room. The employee escorted the plaintiff back to her room. He closed the bottom half of the double dutch door behind them and left the top open.
After he left the room, the plaintiff informed her personal aide that the employee had exposed himself to her and forced her to touch his genitals. Several authorities within the facility were notified of the incident, including the employee, who was suspended pending investigation of the sexual battery charges.