Family of Nursing Home Resident Files Case Against Facility Following Abuse

The family of an elderly woman has filed a civil suit against the woman's former nursing home after she had to be removed from due to alleged abuse. Following the abuse, the 78-year-old woman still begs her family not to hurt her as they tuck her in to bed at night.

The woman's son-in-law said while she is functional during the day, she still has difficulty and fears abuse at night.  According to the complaint, three facility employees physically abused the woman in March by taunting, humiliating and assaulting her as she stood naked from the waist up. In a video, captured by a hidden camera, the victim can be seen trying to escape her alleged tormentors, only to be pulled back into her room and further ridiculed.

Nursing home officials were initially dismissive of the family’s concerns and blamed the elderly woman's dementia. the family then took their concerns to the police.  This week, the woman's daughter said she and her husband filed the complaint to help ensure no one placed in a care facility suffers the way her mother suffered. 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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