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May 3, 2013
A 31-year-old woman from Toledo, Ohio, has been convicted in a trial stemming from allegations she committed Ohio Nursing Home Abuse against a patient at a facility where she was employed. Reports indicate the incident occurred in February of last year at the Liberty West Nursing Facility in Toledo.
According to a story released by Northwest Ohio News, the victim and her alleged perpetrator got into a fight at the facility. During the melee, the nurse’s aide was said to have thrown the victim to the ground and punched her in the head several times with a closed fist.
Upon learning of the incident, management at the facility launched an investigation that resulted in the nurse’s aide being fired from her position. She was later arrested and charged by prosecutors in connection to the incident.
This past Friday, a jury announced a guilty verdict against the woman in Lucas County Common Pleas Court. She will be sentenced in two weeks.
The incident has prompted many citizens who have loved ones in nursing homes, assisted living, and other long-term care facilities to wonder what they can do to protect their family members from harm.
Nurenberg, Paris, Heller & McCarthy and their team of Ohio Personal Injury Lawyers explain that being active in the care of your loved one is the best way to keep them safe from harm. Asking plenty of questions of caregivers and visiting often can help achieve this goal.
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