Care Home Operator Charged With Perjury and Tampering with Evidence

Criminal charges have been filed following a civil lawsuit against a woman who provides assisted living care out of several homes. The 46-year-old "caregiver" is charged with three counts of aggravated perjury, tampering or fabricating evidence, and felony theft.

Earlier this year a civil lawsuit was filed against her and her husband by family members of a woman who died while residing at one of the couple's facilities. The civil complaint claims that the patient’s death in December 2009 was caused in whole or in part by complications related to bedsores that were never revealed to the resident's family.

The family members claim that the woman intentionally gave false testimony and made false records of how the patient was treated. Allegations include the patient receiving treatment for six days after she died and while she was in the hospital. The facilities owned by the woman are not state regulated because each takes care of fewer than four patients. 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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