A caregiver at a Lehigh Valley nonprofit agency for special-needs children and adults injured two clients, according to police reports. Back on February 19, the police received a call reporting that a blind and deaf man was found with a swollen left eye, which his 25-year-old male caregiver denied doing. A second incident with another client was reported on February 26. The female client was cut on the cheek while getting bathed and required stitches for the injury. Both incidents occurred at the company’s facility in Lower Saucon Township, Northampton County, Pennsylvania. Since that time, the caregiver was charged and no longer works for the company. Police are investigating the incidents with the agency’s cooperation.
Abuse and neglect at short- and long-term care facilities are becoming all too common. Whether it is due to employees who fail to have the proper qualifications and training or little to no supervision of staff, these issues fail to protect vulnerable individuals. If the poor treatment continues, facility residents could endure personal injuries or, in extreme circumstances, fatalities.
Pennsylvania Nursing Home Negligence Lawyers Eisenberg Rothweiler Defend Special-Needs Individuals
If you suspect a loved one may be a victim of abuse or neglect at a care facility, contact our Pennsylvania nursing home negligence lawyers at Eisenberg Rothweiler Winkler Eisenberg & Jeck at 866-746-0839. Contact us online or visit our offices in Philadelphia or Cherry Hill, New Jersey, where we represent clients in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and throughout the country.