“This tragedy could have been avoided”, a Parisian Ephad in the sights of justice following the death of a resident

“This tragedy could have been avoided”, a Parisian Ephad in the sights of justice following the death of a resident
“This tragedy could have been avoided”, a Parisian Ephad in the sights of justice following the death of a resident

An investigation has been opened to clarify the “possible responsibility” of the largest public nursing home in Paris in the death of one of its residents, aged 76 and violently attacked.

The facts date back to January 1, 2024, within the Parisian nursing home Alquier-Debrousse, located in the 20th arrondissement. With more than 300 residents, this accommodation establishment for dependent elderly people (Ehpad) is the largest of the 15 nursing homes managed by the City of Paris, out of the approximately 80 in the capital.

According to the complaint revealed by Le Monde, a resident suffering from schizophrenic disorders and “particularly vulnerable” was attacked by another patient on January 1. A cleaner found her being held down by a man.sitting on his head” and covered in scratches.

After this attack, his condition deteriorated. She refuses “to eat, take medication, get up and communicate verbally“However, the nursing home does not have her consulted by”no doctor“, her sons were indignant. She was finally hospitalized on January 3. The doctors then discovered a “large subdural hematoma, with cerebral involvement“. She died on January 12.

The deceased’s two sons filed a complaint against X on April 22 for involuntary manslaughter, endangering the lives of others and failure to assist a person in danger.

They denounce a “catastrophic caree” of the nursing home and its “lack of transparency“, accusing the establishment of not having mentioned the assault at the time of hospitalization,”which could only delay effective medical care for her“.
They also point to “incomplete answers“from the nursing home to their questions. They only discovered after their mother’s death that she had already been attacked by the same patient in December, without the nursing home reacting by taking”the necessary precautions“to his safety.

The investigations were entrusted to the 20th arrondissement police station. Another investigation “searching for the causes of death” is underway at the 2nd district of the Paris judicial police.

In the newspaper Le Monde, Véronique Levieux, deputy mayor of Paris in charge of seniors and intergenerational solidarity, ensures that the establishment has reported the case to the courts and that an internal investigation is underway.

I really hope that justice will take stock of this case. It is unthinkable to entrust your loved one to such an establishment and find them dead.“, the family’s lawyer Me Fabien Arakelian reacted to AFP. “This tragedy could have been avoided“, he assured.

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