Nurse at Mental Hospital Charged with Felony Neglect of Disabled Adult

A nurse at a State Mental Hospital has been charged with a felony after she allegedly neglected a patient’s calls for help. The patient, who was pregnant at the time, had to be airlifted to a nearby hospital, where she gave birth to a baby with severe brain injuries. The child died months later.

The nurse was fired shortly after officials determined she had neglected the pregnant woman. The nurse has since been charged with neglect of a disabled adult, a third-degree felony. The nurse appealed her termination, but her appeal was rejected. She faces the possibility of five years in jail and a $5,000 fine. 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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