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Caregiver's Arrest Puts the Spotlight on Assisted Living Neglect

Steve Wagner

Last week’s arrest of a caregiver for the alleged neglect-related death of a Bloomington woman with cerebral palsy brings to the spotlight cases of assisted living neglect and assisted living abuse.

The woman was bedridden, confined to the wheelchair, and underweight. For the last ten years, she had been under the care of the caregiver now arrested. The woman died of cardiac arrest.

The arrest came as medical staff determined that the caregiver was neglectful of the patient, and informed law enforcement accordingly. The victim had serious bodily injuries on the back, abdomen and buttock, deep bedsores that reached the bone, and breathing difficulties, all of which may have contributed to her death. The caregiver faces felony charges for neglect and possibly more as the investigation continues.

Similar incidents are all too common, but the victims rarely speak out against the abuse and neglect they suffer. Even in this case, it is only because of death that the neglect came out in the open. Such incidents worsen the plight of the elderly and invalids, who very often have to suffer at the hands of their caregivers, entrusted to protect them from this kind of neglect in the first place.

If you or your loved ones have faced a similar situation, do not hesitate to contact Wagner Reese. Our team of expert personal injury attorneys in Indianapolis will file a personal injury lawsuit that will not only bring the perpetrators to justice and prevent the recurrence of such incidents, but also attain compensation for your sufferings.

A competent nursing home and assisted living neglect lawyer backed by a reputable and established personal injury law firm, such as Wagner Reese, will be able to draw on their wealth of experience and training to lay out a solid case for assisted living neglect, and make the process of securing compensation more simple and certain.

Wagner Reese has a track record of fighting similar cases and securing compensation for the victims. While we will attend to your legal proceedings with a single-minded focus and dedication, we also empathize in every way with victims’ families, and clearly intend to do our part in ensuring that such crimes are never repeated.

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