Doug / 07-08-2011 / Wrongful Death

Wrongful Death Lawsuit Filed After Death of Abused Nursing Home Resident

According to Red Orbit, a wrongful death lawsuit has been filed resulting from the death of Modesta Alvarado-Vega, 87, former resident of the Harborage Nursing Home in North Bergen. The surviving family members announced the decision to file a wrongful death lawsuit against the nursing home after alleged nursing home abuse caught on granny cam.

The complaint names former aide Julia Galvan, the facility, its owners and affiliates, and managers as defendants. The alleged abuse of the nursing home resident was captured on videotape by a device called a granny cam, placed in her room by relatives who suspected abusive behavior by the staff. The complaint details alleged abuse she suffered at the Harborage nursing home, which violated her fundamental rights as a citizen, a resident of the nursing facility and the lawsuit seeks punitive damages.

Galvan, who faces criminal charges, was seen on tape removing the resident’s oxygen mask and negligently and carelessly striking the woman who was partially paralyzed and suffered from Alzheimer’s disease.

The victim’s family called the abuse in this case very real and that corporate neglect was displayed by the defendants. The family claims that the facility failed to live up to its legal responsibility as a trusted care provider.

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