Parents of children with severe disabilities might have to hire an in-home nurse in order to care for them while they go to work. There are many amazing people in this profession who do an excellent job helping their charges. But not all of them are skilled enough or compassionate enough for the job.
One nurse is under scrutiny after she allegedly burned a young adult with cerebral palsy by making her shower too hot. ABC 13 reports.
The young woman was born with cerebral palsy and cannot speak or walk. According to her family, a nurse hired through an in-home care service did not properly monitor the water temperature before a shower scalded the victim on her back and private areas. It may have been deliberate.
When her mother discovered her daughter’s heart rate was too high, she took her to the hospital where the burns were discovered. Since the incident, the nurse has been charged and both the nurse and the group that hired her are under a lawsuit.
We hope that a full investigation is completed into this incident and that the family receives due compensation. As most of us know, hot liquids can cause incredibly painful injuries that are worthy of compensation if they are deliberatly caused by someone else.