A New Jersey man was charged with forcibly touching a disabled woman at a Maple Avenue nursing home in Monsey on September 20.
According to LoHud.com, Abraham Mashinsky, 23, of Lakewood, N.J., allegedly entered the Northern Metropolitan Nursing Home the day before he was arrested and forcibly touched a 31-year-old handicap resident who was bound to a wheelchair.
After being confronted by staff members, Mashinsky fled from the facility. As investigators began rehashing the incident the next day, an officer spotted Mashinsky as a suspect and placed him under arrest.
Mashinsky was arraigned in Ramapo Town Court and charged with forcible touching, a misdemeanor. He was released without bail and will return to court on October 3. It remains unclear why he was at the nursing home. A protective order has been issued, preventing Mashinsky from contacting the alleged victim.
Nursing home abuse and neglect is something that needs to be taken very seriously. If a nursing home fails to protect its residents from assaults, than it should be held liable for negligence. Aside from sexual assault or abuse, other signs of nursing home injuries include bed sores, malnutrition or dehydration, head injuries and infections. All of these issues are unacceptable.
Your loved one should not have to endure a heinous attack or experience abuse while residing at a nursing home. KGG lawyer Barry S. Kantrowitz investigates suspicions if you believe that neglect has caused an injury to your relative. Contact us toll free at (800) 711-5258 to schedule a free initial consultation or complete the form on this page to let our skilled attorneys review your case.