The Legal Herald Logo
Legal Analysis By Attorneys
Breaking Legal News

Mount Laurel, NJ - Bancroft Neurohealth Caretakers Martha Ruiz and Kendall Crouch Charged with Physically Abusing Patient

Bancroft NeuroRehab
Published: April 29, 2019
By: Paul
Last Updated on December 17, 2020

2 Bancroft Health Caretakers Arrested for Alleged Abuse of Patient

Two caretakers at Bancroft Neurohealth in Mt. Laurel have been arrested for allegedly physically abusing a patient at the facility for disabled children and adults.

25-year-old Martha Ruiz and 24-year-old Kendall Crouch have been accused of abusing a disabled man while working at Bancroft Neurohealth in June 2018. Police say the two women hit the victim in his face, twisted him by the hand and wrist, kept him restrained to his bed by force, and shoved a towel soaked with urine in his face.

Ruiz and Crouch have both been charged with several offenses, including third-degree conspiracy, third-degree neglect of a disabled person, and fourth-degree endangering another person.

Brian Kent - Attorney
Hi. I am attorney Brian Kent. If you or a loved one were injured or killed in a similar incident, I would be happy to speak with you and discuss your options.
Call the number below. It would be my honor to help you. Consultations are free.
(888) 997-3792

Legal Recourse for Assisted Living Facility Abuse Victims

Attorney contributor Brian Kent represents victims of abuse in assisted living facilities in nursing homes, helping them and their families find justice. Brian has offered to share some info on the legal options available to individuals in this difficult situation:

Caretakers have a big responsibility to make sure the people under their watch are safe. This includes providing them with the care they need and making sure they are always treated with respect. While most caretakers are kind-hearted people who genuinely care about the people they serve, there have also been numerous cases of emotional, sexual, and physical abuse in assisted living facilities and nursing homes throughout the country.

When a patient is abused by a caretaker, there are many concerns to consider. The perpetrators must be brought to justice, the victim must be provided with the support they need in a safe environment, and in some cases, the facility where the abuse occurred also deserves to be held accountable for failing to prevent the abuse through negligence. Many cases of assisted living facility abuse may have been prevented if it weren't through negligence, such as failing to run background checks before hiring caretakers.

In cases of negligence, the victims of abuse in assisted living facilities may have grounds for a lawsuit. If you or a loved one has recently become a victim, you can learn more about your family's legal options by speaking with an experienced assisted living facility abuse lawyer.

Got A Tip Or Questions 
About A Story?
Call Us!
The Legal Herald
888-997-3792
About the Author
Paul
About Paul
Editor: Paul is a staff editor who focuses on bringing you the most important legal news regarding cases of sexual assault, drunk driving, and preventable violence. Contact Paul: [email protected] This article was fact checked prior to publishing by this author to ensure compliance with our rigorous editorial standards. We will only use authoritative sources. Our values compel us to provide only trustworthy information. If you find an error, please contact us.
Read some recent posts
  • Details
  • Incident

Find A Local Lawyer

Want To Contribute Breaking News? 
Contact Us Today
Legal Herald Logo[email protected]
10355 Kensington Shore Dr. #102
Orlando, FL 32827
Call: (888) 997-3792
© 2020 The Legal Herald, a division of Eagle Peak Marketing, LLC. All rights reserved.

We would like our readers to know that the information in this story may be sourced from secondary sources and may therefore contain inaccuracies. We will correct them if and when they are brought to our attention or we discover them through our editing process. If you have any concerns about this post, please contact us immediately and we will rectify issues. DISCLAIMER: The material contained in this post is for general informational purposes. It is not intended to constitute or express legal or medical advice. Any laws referenced herein are substantially based on general legal principles and may not be applicable to your particular situation. Laws can often be different from one jurisdiction to the next. The Legal Herald is not a law firm. Law firms and lawyers from around the country may apply to become a sponsor or contributor to The Legal Herald.
SitemapMedia RoomDisclaimer / Terms Of Service & Privacy Policy