Northern Virginia Nursing Home Employees Indicted on Abuse Charges

Norther Virginia may be home to one of the largest nursing home abuse cases in history. Nearly a dozen employees at Potomac Center nursing home in Arlington have been indicted. One woman whose husband lived at the facility for seven years says her husbands hygiene was never properly maintained.

The woman also said that her husband would often not be assisted with his eating, and the food tray dropped off in his lap contained roaches.
After her complaints, the State Medicaid Fraud office asked if she would allow the FBI to put a surveillance camera in her husband's room at Potomac Center. She said yes.

The tapes revealed enough evidence that the Arlington Commonwealth's Attorney was able to indict 11 employees at Potomac, on charges ranging from neglect and forgery to assault and battery. The most serious charge involved a registered nurse who allegedly held a pillow over the man's face.

The man's wife has filed a lawsuit against Potomac Center, it's holding company.  Potomac Nursing Center (Potomac)  says the two employees accused of assault have been terminated and the others charged with forgery and neglect have been placed on administrative leave pending the outcome of their trials. 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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