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Three Workers Charged With Elder Abuse

By Law Office of Mark Bush  Mar. 24, 2011 2:43p

In Sunnyvale, three workers were arrested on suspicion of elder abuse after one man allegedly yanked on an elderly man's genitalia and two other employees with knowledge of the incident, failed to report it.

Arnold Samson, 27, of San Jose, a certified nursing assistant was arrested by agents from the California Department of Justice. He was subsequently let go from the Idylwood Care Center located on West Fremont Avenue. Samson is currently facing charges of elder abuse and battery in conjunction with the incident that occurred in January at the skilled nursing home.

Ryan Tan, 22, of San Jose and, Ricardo Martinez, 50, of Saratoga were also arrested for supposedly having knowledge of the abuse, but not reporting it, which is mandated by law. If someone you love has been a victim of nursing home abuse, contact a San Diego personal injury attorney right away.

All of the charges mentioned are misdemeanors and the suspects are not in police custody. The Idylwood spokesman Larry Kamer would not comment on the details of the ongoing investigation, however he did confirm that the three employees that were arrested are no longer employed at Idylwood.

The Bureau of Medi-Cal Fraud and Elder Abuse had received a tip on Samson from the Department of Public Health, Licensing and Certification Division in late January. That tip had alleged that another worker had witnessed Samson grabbing the testicles of a male resident at Idylwood, and that the victim had complained about Samson grabbing him on previous occasions.

San Diego Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer

If you or someone you love has become a victim of elder abuse, contact a skilled and knowledgeable San Diego nursing home abuse attorney from the Law Office of Mark Bush immediately for help. We are the voice for the elderly when they cannot defend themselves against the immoral abuses that take place inside nursing homes. 

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