Nurse's Plead Not Guilty to Criminal Neglect Charges After Nursing Home Resident's Death

Two former nursing home nurses have pleaded not guilty to felony elder abuse charges in connection with the 2008 death of a resident at the facility.

The two nurses appeared together in Superior Court on last week to face charges from the attorney general that their negligent care contributed to the death of 77-year-old female resident. The judge rejected a request that the nurse's license be revoked, pending the case's outcome.

According to court documents, the state alleges that the nurses provided "substandard" care and failed to adequately supervise their staff. The incident has also been linked to the problem of falsified records in nursing homes. The woman's family has filed a lawsuit claiming the facility altered and improperly handled the woman's medical records as far back as her admission. 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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