In a story that is hard to fathom, two female who were employed at the Pigeon Forge Care and Rehabilitation center in Tennessee have been arrested on charges of healthcare abuse.
According to WBIR.Com the two women, Mary Ann Burgess, 50, and April Longmire, 35, allegedly took “nude and degrading pictures of elderly patients” under their care at the nursing home.
Investigators for the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation allege that the two women took the photos of patients with their cell phone cameras and that this behavior dated back to 2007.
We often find that when nursing home abuse occurs, there are systemic problems at the home which includes inadequate staffing, supervision and training.
If one of your loved ones has been injured or died as a result of nursing home staff negligence or abuse, contact The Farber Law Group, a law firm which specializes in nursing home abuse and neglect cases.