New Nursing Home Medical Malpractice Bill Causes Concerns For Residents

Residents of a state passing a new medical malpractice bill are speaking out against it. The bill would provide greater protection to healthcare providers as well as nursing homes. The individuals who have watched loved ones experience nursing home neglect or abuse are most upset about the bill.  “I have three words to say—neglect, ignore, abuse–my husband suffered all of these,” said the family member of a loved one in a nursing home. The thoughts were shared at a public hearing regarding the bill.

Supporters of the bill believed the act will aid in recruiting medical professionals. However, concerns for limits on non-economic damages were voiced by an attorney concerned for nursing home victims. Even so, the bill passed 31-1.   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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