Nursing home abuse is an unfortunate, yet very real problem in the United States. When your loved one has been victimized by a nursing home staff member, then you may be able to pursue a claim against the worker and the nursing home. According to the New York Post, a New York City nursing home aide from the Amsterdam Nursing Home was sentenced to 7 years for sexually abusing a resident. Jose Ramos, 62, of the Bronx, was sentenced on convictions ranging from sexual abuse to endangering the welfare of an elderly and physically disabled person. The victim wasn’t able to speak and was partially paralyzed, relying completely on nursing home staff for care. Ramos took advantage of her vulnerabilities during his midnight shift. Another staff member discovered the nursing home abuse after the victim had pressed the call light 3 times. During the trial, an interpreter read letters the victim had to pointed out that detailed what she had suffered. Ramos will have to register as a sex offender when he’s released from prison and complete 10 years of probation. Nursing home abuse of any kind can be traumatic and lead to serious injuries. You should consult with a New York nursing home abuse attorney if your loved one has been a victim.
Contacting a New York Nursing Home Abuse Attorney
When you have sustained a serious injury or lost a loved one because of nursing home abuse you are entitled to seek compensation for your damages and suffering. Consulting with a New York nursing home abuse attorney can help you better understand your rights, determine liability for your injuries, and decide if filing a nursing home abuse claim is right for you. At Gacovino Lake & Associates we have formed a dedicated network of nursing home abuse attorneys to serve clients nationwide. Our New York office serves residents of the 5 boroughs with their auto accident, medical malpractice, defective drug, premises liability, and Workers’ Compensation claims. For experienced help with your nursing home abuse claim, contact us today – 1-800-246-4878.