Former Nurse is Convicted of Nursing Home Abuse

A former nurse convicted of assaulting three elderly dementia patients at a nursing home has been given a five-month suspended jail sentence. The woman was found guilty of hitting a patient with a pillow, pushing another onto a bed, and buckling a mans knees to make him fall.

The nurse was given a good behaviour bond and ordered to do 240 hours of community service.According to the a public spokesman in the case she will likely never be a nurse again because of the conviction. 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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