According to an article from wfmj.com, Mary Ann Bower, 57, a former nurse at a Pittsburgh-area nursing home, was convicted on February 18, 2009 of harassment and fined $300 for abusing a 94 year old Alzheimer’s patient. Bower was a night supervisor at the Allegheny County-run facility where she did not stop abuse or chastise other nurses accused of being involved.
While charges against one woman have been dismissed, three other former nurses face more serious charges for supposedly hitting a resident. Bower may lose her nursing certification after an investigation of this nursing home abuse in Pennsylvania.
When families entrust the care of a loved one to nurses and those working at an assisted living facility or nursing home, they expect that their family member will be given professional and proper treatment. It is a devastating reality that nursing home abuse happens, especially considering the vulnerability of those living in a nursing home facility.
If you or a loved one has suffered negligence or nursing home abuse, you need a top Pennsylvania nursing home abuse attorney to evaluate your case. The lawyers at Anapol Weiss will provide you with the help you need during this difficult time so that justice is brought to you and your family. Please do not hesitate to call us for a free consultation today.