Nine Employees Facing Neglect and Fraud Charges Due to Care Provided at Rehab Facility

A licensed practical nurse ("LPN") was sentenced to five years' probation and forced to surrender her license after admitting she neglected a disabled patient two years ago at a rehabilitation center. The 37-year-old LPN appeared before a Judge for sentencing after she plead guilty to multiple counts of falsifying business records, and one count each of endangering the welfare of an incompetent or physically disabled person, and willful violation of health laws.

The LPN was one of nine nurses and aides at the facility named in a 175-count state attorney general's indictment charging them with neglecting a 53-year-old patient in 2009. The indictment stemmed from a hidden camera investigation which revealed that the staff was not properly caring for the patient but making the records appear that they did.

A certified nurse's aide at the facility also pleaded guilty to a count of falsifying business records and two counts of public health law violations in January, She was sentenced to perform 40 hours of community service and surrender her license. Several employees are still facing charges. 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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