Man in Wheelchair Abandoned by Nursing Home

Department of Public Health has opened an investigation to determine why a disabled man was dropped off at a truck stop by nursing home employees after his refusal to participate in a background check.

While having various health problems and residing at the nursing home for about a month, he refused to submit to a background check which is required by state law prior to going into a nursing home. He was left alone outside the truck stop with his personal belongings but without medication or identification.

Police were called to the scene and then called the nursing home to pick up the resident but the person answering the phone disconnected the call. Later, nursing home staff stated that the man wanted to leave and could not be held at the nursing home against his will. The police had the man transferred to the hospital. 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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