Iowa Agency Finds No Fault In Nursing Home Assault Due to Lack of Witnesses
Posted by PKSD Law Firm on November 22, 2011 in Nursing Homes and Elder Rights
One of the saddest stories youll read
An Albia care facility where a resident was allegedly sexually assaulted will not be penalized by the state for failing to monitor residents, investigate their injuries or address threatening behavior.
The Iowa Department of Inspections and Appeals, which regulates nursing homes, says that while the Parkview Cottage care facility failed in allowing a male resident to be alone with a female resident in a bathroom and in the woman’s bedroom, no one at the home witnessed any sexual abuse.
The agency is requiring the home to take corrective action so that residents are adequately supervised, their injuries are properly investigated and resident-care plans address threatening behavior. No fines or penalties are being imposed.
If your loved one may have been the victim of abuse in an elder care facility, contact a nursing home abuse lawyer at PKSD. A personal injury lawyer from our law firm can review the details of the incident and then determine if there are grounds to file a lawsuit. For more information, call us today at 877-877-2228 or complete the “Free Case Evaluation” form on this page for your complimentary case review.
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