Jury Awards $1.2 Million In Nursing Home Abuse Case

A jury awarded $1.2 million to a family for the abuse of their loved one. The patient suffered from dementia and experienced abuse caught on camera.  Caregivers at the nursing home facility were caught hitting, throwing and jerking around the patient while under their care.  Nursing staff also shoved latex gloves down the throat of the patient, shoved the patient’s head to get her to lie down.

Due to the dementia the patient could not speak to the abuse or recall it, but the camera showed the crime for her. In this case, surveillance video was imperative for justice to be served for the patient and the family.  The victim passed away, but the family will be able to receive some solace from the verdict. 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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