Abused Patient's Daughter Pushes For Bill To Tighten Down On Abuse

A family member of a nursing home patient who suffered abuse is speaking out to create a stricter law for reporting abuse to authorities. When a woman’s mother as a patient was discharged from a nursing home to the hospital with multiple fractures and bruises, she called the local ombudsman’s office to report suspicions of abuse. The authorities however, were not involved and no criminal charges were made in the case.

The patient’s daughter is advocating for bills to pass laws that would bring anyone suspecting nursing home abuse to call police authorities, rather than waiting for nursing home authorities to report the crimes. Patients’ families would be enabled to act on situations of abuse, rather than waiting for other channels to contact police. For more, read the story.
Robert W. Carter, Jr. is a Virginia attorney whose law practice is dedicated to protecting the rights of the victims of nursing home and assisted living neglect and abuse in Richmond, Roanoke, Norfolk, Lynchburg, Danville, Charlottesville, and across Virginia.

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