Nursing Home Abuse Victims Speak Out Against Care Worker Charged With Elder Abuse

Sep 09, 2014

A 24-year-old woman has been fired from her role and charged with elder abuse and neglect after two nursing home residents told deputies that she abandoned them.

Andria Martice Lawson was employed at Sumter Valley Health and Rehabilitation Center in South Carolina when deputies were called after a 70-year-old woman and a 71-year-old man alleged that they were abused by the woman.

One of the residents, a vulnerable female, claimed that Lawson jerked her gown from her and hit her in the chest. The other, a male resident, alleges that he was abandoned and left in a wheelchair, naked from the waist down. Lawson has been charged with one count of abuse and one count of neglect of a vulnerable adult.

Brown Wharton & Brothers Nursing Home Law Firm represent nursing home abuse and neglect victims who have been let down by nursing home staff. Whether you know someone who has been affected by abuse like bruises or cuts, or neglect like bedsores, then contact our team for information about how to bring negligent parties to justice.