Two more people have been arrested this week making a total of nine employees from one Long Island nursing home who have all pleaded not guilty to charges of elder abuse following the 2012 death of a resident.
72-year-old Aurelia Rios was a patient at the Medford Multicare Center for Living where she was being rehabilitated. She died after care workers failed to connect the ventilator she needed to sleep at night resulting in a lack of oxygen.
Allegations have emerged that dangerous cutbacks were made resulting in poor standards in the home’s quality of care leading up to the incident. Staff are accused of ignoring an alarm for more than two hours before Rios was found dead.
The lawyers at Brown Wharton & Brothers Nursing Home Law Firm are some of the most highly regarded in the field of nursing home litigation. The team are sensitive and professional and always on hand to answer your questions. If you or someone you know has been the victim of nursing home abuse then do not stay silent. Though difficult to discuss it is important to send out a message to nursing home facilities; that their negligence will not go unpunished.