June 28, 2011
When we are no longer capable of taking care of a loved one, we entrust specialized living facilities to care for them and to show genuine concern for the patient’s well being. When these basic needs stop being met, the situation can quickly deteriorate. Such is the case of two workers from a Houston, Texas, state center who were arrested and charged with involvement in the death of a patient at the facility.
According to Channel 25 News, the pair was arrested yesterday by the Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office in connection with the October 8 death of a disabled man at the Richmond State Supported Living Center. The indictment states one of the charged individuals allegedly struck the man in the abdomen with an unknown object and, then, found him five hours later not breathing. The other person was the nurse on duty at the time of the incident and is accused of reporting the disabled man to have been in good health when an autopsy showed he was dying from blunt force trauma. They have been charged with first-degree injury to a disabled person.
With the number of incidents of nursing home abuse going up every year, many people do not understand the many different types of abuse that exist and what can be done to stop it. The Texas Nursing Home Abuse Attorneys with Daniel Stark Injury Lawyers can answer these and any other questions you may have regarding the care of your loved one.