The family of an 87-year old woman who claimed to be victimized by intentional nursing home abuse has released a video showcasing the abuse. The woman was paralyzed and, as a result, lived at the nursing home, the defendant, until her death a year ago. The victim's family was shocked when they learned about the abuse that she endured the last couple of months of her life. The family became suspicious after noticing bruises. So, they hid a video camera in her room. As a result, one person was charged; however, the family has a video that shows more than one employee mistreating their loved one.
The family complained to the nursing home officials, but nothing happened. The family called state officials to get an attempt of accountability on the part of the nursing home, but nothing happened. The video the family has shown shows at least one nursing home staff physically and emotionally abusing their loved one. At one point in the video a worker says, "Lady, why don't you die." Furthermore, the video shows an employee hitting the woman for no reason and removing her oxygen mask without asking
As a result, the family has filed a nursing home neglect lawsuit against the nursing home for its abusive care. The video footage will obviously play a significant part in the trial.