A nursing home facility in New Jersey is under investigation for claims that they are guilty of abusing and neglecting their patients. Nikki Thompson and 8-year veteran with Voorhees Center nursing home resigned from her position as a licensed practical nurse after receiving threats. She's received threats after informing officials and authorities about abuse and neglect that is occurring at the facility. In August, photos documented a dementia patient who was tied to her wheelchair to prevent her from walking around. An inspection was conducted by the New Jersey Department of Health which confirmed the center was guilty of jeopardizing the health and safety of residents. Court documents indicate that Voorhees Center was issued citations for restraining that patient. Thompson has filed a lawsuit against the facility in order to seek retribution.
Placing a loved one into the care of others is a difficult decision several families must make. Choosing to a facility is often based on the level of safety, care, and compassion in which it is operated. Tragically, thousands of nursing home patients are abused and neglected every day. These facilities are understaffed, often lack adequate training, and employees are underpaid, which do not excuse the abuse and neglect. If you believe your loved one was a victim of nursing home abuse or neglect, it is imperative to consult a St. Louis nursing home abuse attorney.
At Meyerkord & Kurth, LLC, our personal injury attorneys believe your loved ones care should be the top priority. In the event that their safety and health are compromised, we will fight aggressively to hold all parties accountable for their actions. We will also work to recover the maximum amount of compensation for medical bills, future damages, and pain and suffering. Contact us today to receive a free no-obligation consultation.