Certified Nursing Assistant Charged With Felony And Misdemeanor

A certified nursing assistant at a nursing home has been charged with first-degree endangering the welfare of an incompetent or physically disabled person, a felony, and willful violation of health laws, a misdemeanor, by the Attorney General’s office. The incident involved a patient with a knee fracture who was incapable of moving without the assistance of a mechanical lift, which required two caregivers to assist. The patient suffered a blow to the head and two black eyes from the fall. 

The incident reported by other staff at the facility led to an investigation as described by the attorney general. "The investigation revealed that [the nurse aide] failed to report the resident's fall to a supervisor as required, and attempted to cover it up by asking another staff member to falsely state that she helped in the transfer of the resident.” For more, read the story.
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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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