Certified Nursing Assistant Faces Charges for Striking a Disabled Woman in Her Care

A woman has been arrested for abusing a disabled woman in her care. According to Attorney General's office, the 35-year-old certified nursing assistant, faces up to five years in prison and a $5,000 fine if convicted.

The Attorney General's office said the investigation into the woman's actions began when the Medicaid Fraud Control Unit got a tip from the Department of Children and Families about potential abuse at the rehabilitation center where the woman was employed. They said someone came forward claiming they witnessed the employee striking a disabled adult three times.

The woman is charged with abusing a disabled adult, and has been suspended pending the outcome of the investigation. The spokesman for the rehab center had the following to said that the facility is following proper guidelines and assisting with the investigation in any way that it can. 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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