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According to the lawsuit, Doris Robson, a memory care patient, suffered numerous suspicious injuries which were caused by abuse and/or neglect from Rolling Green Village. The lawsuit states that those injuries include rib fractures, collapsed lung, dehydration, weight loss, humiliation and loss of dignity.
“When I saw her black eye, which was a perfect shiner… a perfect circular shiner around her eye... it looked like someone had took a boxing glove and punched her straight in the eye, and that’s when I said ‘OK, enough.’”
When Robson asked staff about the injuries, he said managers at the facility evaded his questions.
“When I started questioning the staff about it, it was more of a ‘Well, we don’t know what happened, this could have happened at night…’” Robson said.
So Robson purchased a Nest camera from a local store and placed it inside his mother’s room.
“I placed it in there, I didn’t tell anybody about it in there. I didn’t hide it. I didn’t announce it, but I didn’t hide it…” Robson said. “If you saw it, it would be in plain view, it was atop her bookshelf.”
According to the lawsuit:
“When Iain Robson obtained the video, he found evidence of multiple staff members handling Doris Robson very roughly and abusing/neglecting her in her room. As a result, Iain Robson contacted the administration again at the Defendants’ facility and notified them and the police department was also notified whereupon the police arrested and charged two of the Defendants’ employees in connection with their actions and neglect of Doris Robson. On May 21, 2019, the nurse practitioner assessed and evaluated Doris Robson in part due to the neglect and abuse reported by Iain Robson and noted that there were multiple areas of discoloration about her body including, but not limited to, bruises and skin tears to her mid-back, discoloration to her left hip which extended to the knee, bruising and discoloration to her right hip, right forearm, and left foot.”
Rolling Green Village issued this statement to WYFF 4:
“The safety and security of our Rolling Green Village family is paramount, and we’re devastated this happened to one of our residents. In no way should this reflect the character of the professionals at our community, or the quality of the services we’ve provided over the course of the last 30 years.
“It’s our standard policy to conduct thorough background checks on all employees prior to hiring them. We found nothing criminal in their past. The employees charged in this investigation have been terminated.
“We followed all of the proper legal and law enforcement procedures in this case. Our team appropriately notified the Department of Health and the Sheriff’s Department within the time limits required by the regulations.
“While the investigation is still underway, we will refrain from any additional comment at this time.”
To read the full lawsuit, you can visit: https://www2.greenvillecounty.org/SCJD/PublicIndex/PIImageDisplay.aspx?ctagency=23002&doctype=D&docid=1594924754432-189&HKey=801051079910779558512150111437056121119112989880114103778189838453975211978834773116741018611212087103&AspxAutoDetectCookieSupport=1
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