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Nursing Home Sexual Assault Strikes Again

Michael Agruss

Written and Reviewed by Michael Agruss

  • Managing Partner and Personal Injury Lawyer at Mike Agruss Law.
  • Over 20 years of experience in Personal Injury.
  • Over 8000+ consumer rights cases settled.
  • Graduated from the University of Illinois Chicago School of Law: Juris Doctor, 2004.

A nursing home sexual assault strikes again.  In yet another troubling story of elder abuse at a nursing home, a nonclinical staff member was caught sexually assaulting an elderly female Alzheimer’s patient, just last week.  Hudson Pointe at Riverdale Nursing Home, in the Bronx, was the scene of this crime; an employee opened the door to a laundry closet and discovered a naked coworker sexually assaulting a resident (the resident is in her 80s, with advanced Alzheimer’s disease).

The coworker who walked in on this gruesome scene reported it to the nursing home authorities.   The employee was indicted and charged with sexual abuse, and is due back in court on January 18, 2013.  This man had worked at Hudson Pointe for 12 years; it’s currently unknown whether there are any other victims.

Hudson Pointe is in Riverdale, one of the poorest neighborhoods in New York City.  The home’s administrator David Moskowitz, said the facility immediately reported the assault to NYC police, the New York State Department of Health, and the victim’s family.  Moskowitz issued this statement: “We are shocked that an incident of this nature could have occurred at our center — it is in no way reflective of the care and compassion that our staff shows residents on a daily basis.  We offer our sincere apology to the family and pledge to be supportive of them throughout this process.”

This is a glaring example of the inadequate screening of staff at nursing homes; without a thorough background check system, people with violent and deviant histories end up working closely with elderly, disabled, sick, and extremely vulnerable populations.

More than 30% of nursing homes in the country experience some form of resident abuse.  If you believe a loved one has been abused or neglected at a nursing home, contact Mike Agruss Law, for a free consultation.  Mike Agruss Law, represents victims of nursing home abuse and neglect throughout Illinois.  We will handle your case quickly, advise you every step of the way, and we will not hesitate to go to trial for you.  This litigation strategy will provide you with the best possible compensation.

Plus, Mike Agruss Law, does not get paid attorney’s fees unless we win your case.  Our no-fee promise is that simple.  Therefore, you have nothing to risk when you hire our firm—just the opportunity to seek justice.  Protect your loved one’s rights by contacting us today.

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