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Wrongful Death Complaint Filed In New Jersey

More elder abuse was caught on tape after yet another hidden camera was left in a resident’s room. This new footage revealed workers at Harborage Nursing Home in North Bergen, New Jersey abusing Modesta Alvarado-Vega, an 87-year-old woman with Alzheimer’s.

The Sacramento Bee reports: “The complaint names as defendants Mrs. Alvarado-Vega’s former  aide Julia Galvan, the facility, its owners and affiliates (including New York-Presbyterian Medical Center), and managers…The complaint details how the alleged abuse she suffered at the Harborage constituted a violation of her fundamental rights as a citizen, a resident of the nursing facility, and supports the claim for punitive damages.”

Galvan was reportedly caught on tape removing Alvarado-Vega’s oxygen mask and “negligently, carelessly, recklessly and intentionally striking her… as a direct and proximate result of the defendants’ actions and omissions, individually and collectively, Modesta Alvarado-Vega suffered a premature and untimely death.”

Remember to keep your loved ones and our nations elders in your thoughts as abuse happens all over the country every day.

If you believe that a loved one has suffered abuse at a nursing home or other care facility that promise to care for vulnerable adults, take action now and contact the Kosieradzki Smith Law Firm online or call us toll free at (877) 552 2873 to set up a FREE INITIAL CONSULTATION


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