Judge finds nursing home emeployees not guilty of elder abuse caught on tape

A judge found three healthcare workers not guilty this week of abusing an elderly patient. The verdict issued by Judge Kevin Kelly followed a one-day non-jury trial held December 9th. The three women had been charged with simple assault, false imprisonment and neglect of care in the case of a 78-year-old nursing home resident.

According to authorities, the abuse was captured on a hidden camera after the resident, who has Alzheimer's, complained to her family she was being abused by workers. The woman's family set up a camera and captured footage which prosecutors said showed the defendants taunting the woman as she stood partially undressed in her room. 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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