Hidden camera captures a nursing home employee allegedly abusing a resident

The victim's family is claiming the abuse was racially motivated.
1:36 | 03/10/18

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Transcript for Hidden camera captures a nursing home employee allegedly abusing a resident
Back now tonight with a family looking for justice after allegations of elder abuse. They say their father targeted because of his ethinity and the video you're about to see is disturbing. Here's Zachary kiesch. Stop, stop, stop. Reporter: Tonight, a Michigan nursing home under fire, after a hidden camera caught these disturbing images. Shut up. Reporter: That's a caretaker grabbing 87-year-old hussein yunis, yelling at him, then throwing him on to a bed. His family is saying the a of their father, a Lebanese immigrant, was racially motivated. I raised concerns with autumnwood many times and they were assuring me everything would taken care of. Reporter: This video, said to be taken in 2015, that's when son put the camera inside his father's room, and now he's suing. This is one of the most troubling cases I have ever seen. And it's chilling and I would wish this on no one. Reporter: Scenes like this, all too common, an estimated 5 million elderly Americans are abused every year. And they have a 300% higher risk of death. In a statement the nursing home telling ABC news, the treatment was completely unacceptable and saying every resident has the right to be treated with dignity and respect. Tom, that nursing home telling ABC news that the caretaker seen in that video have been fired and they're providing additional training for their employees.

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