South Carolina wrongful death attorney Nathan Hughey has a pending wrongful death claim against SC Mentor arising out of an autistic male eloping from the facility in his underwear and a shirt, which has also been featured in the news. http://www.postandcourier.com/article/20140731/PC16/140739862
If anyone has any evidence or information related to SC Mentor, please contact Hughey Law Firm. www.hugheylawfirm.com
In the current case, SC Mentor’s employees have been charged with pepper spraying and beating vulnerable adults. This is only a charge and the caregivers are premed innocent unless proven guilty.
Two Upstate caregivers are facing multiple charges after the woman physically abused three of her clients and her coworker knew about the abuse but failed to report it, according to the Greenville County Sheriff’s Office.
Sheriff’s investigators said they received a request on May 12 to initiate an investigation into the abuse of two vulnerable adults who were in the care of the SC Mentor Network, a home care provider that is part of a national network.
The Sheriff’s Office said an investigation found that a third vulnerable adult had been abused.
A release said an extensive investigation determined that all three victims had been beaten or slapped, and one had been sprayed with pepper spray at a facility located at 155 Bonnie Woods Drive.
The reported abuse occurred between March 2014 and May 2014, according to the release.
On Friday, Patsy Robinson, 50, of Laurens County, and Clarence Willie Callie Dillard, 47, of Clinton, were arrested.
Robinson is charged with three counts abuse of a vulnerable adult. Dillard is charged with two counts of failing to report the abuse.
According to arrest warrants, Robinson pepper-sprayed and hit a male patient and hit another patient in the head with a belt and slapped and hit him on multiple occasions.
According to their website, South Carolina MENTOR was founded in 1984, and is a home- and community-based human services provider.