Appeal Filed After Nursing Home Resident Abused 10 Fellow Residents

An appeals court is in the midst of deciding whether a County run nursing home is immune to lawsuits by the families of residents after a former resident abused multiple female residents.

Last week, a man who filed on behalf of a family member who was among the 10 women either sexually abused or targeted for abuse by a resident with a history of sexual misconduct, filed an appeal a judge dismissed his case. Earlier in the year, the judge ruled in part that the nursing home is entitled to “tort immunity,” because it is run by a government that enjoys the same protection. The appeal was filed on August 1. 

The abuse resulted in the departure of the home’s top three administrators at the time. Though 10 women were allegedly abused or targeted for abuse, only four lawsuits were filed. Confidential settlements were reached in the other three lawsuits. 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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