Staff Member Who Failed to Report Allegations of Nursing Home Abuse Faces Charges

Jul 03, 2014

A Scottish nurse who was cleared of physical abuse against an elderly nursing home resident has been accused of failing to report other staff members.

Jason Seats stood trial in 2012 after he was accused of physically abusing an 84-year-old man who was suffering with dementia. Lack of evidence however cleared him of the charges. Now reports have surfaced that Seats witnessed abuse made by other staff members and failed to report it to his manager or other authorities. It is alleged that he witnessed the abuse between 2008 and 2011 but only reported what he saw in August 2011. Seats could lose his job if the allegations are true.

Nursing home abuse is one of the most heinous crimes that is sadly all to prevalent in our society. Not reporting suspicions of nursing home abuse and neglect can be a worse crime that carrying out the abuse itself. If you suspect that someone you know is being abused then do not stay silent. Contact Brown Wharton & Brothers Law Firm or read more here to get complete information about what to do it you think that you have a nursing home abuse or neglect case.