Bethlehem, NY – Woman Arrested in Nursing Home Abuse Incident
Bethlehem, NY (May 1, 2019) – A 32-year-old woman from Troy has been arrested for allegedly mistreating a disabled person who was in her care at the time. The arrest was announced on Wednesday, May 1st after police were able to credibly accuse Tracey-Ann Gardner of abuse while working at the Center for Disability Services located in Delmar.
According to authorities, Gardner is accused of mistreating a physically disabled individual, which ultimately led to physical injuries sustained by the resident. Police stated that Gardner is also accused of entering false records in order to conceal the actual nature of what had occurred.
Gardner has been arrested and was arraigned in the Town of Bethlehem Court on felony charges of endangering the welfare of a physically disabled or incompetent person, as well as falsifying business records and one misdemeanor count of assault. Further information will be made available as it is provided.
Nursing Home Abuse in New York
It is nearly impossible to imagine a more atrocious act than one that abuses the most vulnerable citizens of our society, such as children and the elderly. Unfortunately, nursing home abuse in New York occurs all too often, frequently resulting in the physical and financial pain of the victims. Before moving forward, we would like to extend our sincerest sympathies to the victim or victims of Tracey-Ann Gardner at this time.
While it may be difficult, it is important for victims and their loved ones to know that they may have serious rights following an incident of abuse. At Hach & Rose, we have dedicated our careers to those who have been wrongfully injured by the negligent or blatantly criminal acts of another party or entity. If you or a loved one has suffered nursing home abuse of any kind, please do not hesitate to call 212-779-0057 and let us put our experience to work for you today.
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