Shocking headlines from Phoenix, Arizona have gained national attention by showing how serious and appalling nursing home abuse can be.
At Hacienda Healthcare in Phoenix, a female patient in a vegetative state gave birth last month. The patient, whose name has respectfully been withheld, has been in her comatose condition for an extended period and at no point possessed the capacity to consent to sexual contact.
Phoenix Police investigating this sexual assault have zeroed in on the nursing home’s male staff and, hopefully, the culprit will be brought to justice. However, following Hacienda Healthcare CEO’s resignation, questions remain regarding how long and how prevalent this type of abuse may have been at the facility.
Nursing Home Abuse in Ohio
For many families, this story has raised deeply personal questions about their own loved ones. If nursing home abuse can happen in Arizona, it can happen elsewhere, too. Including Ohio.
Unfortunately, nursing home abuse occurs frequently in Ohio. Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA’s lawyers have spent years representing countless patients and families affected by nursing home abuse. The conditions and errors that make abuse possible are, regrettably, more prevalent now than ever.